It seems that the role of the Deputy Prime Minister in every Government is to speak in vivid terms about how much they are committed to ending the wealth gap between the rich south and an impoverished north. But as far as actual practical solutions are concerned, we have had 80 years of failed policies...
The Conservative party looks ready to split. The modernising 'Cameroons' and Europhiles have been drifting apart from the Europhobic and traditionalist right of the party for some time. This backbench rump has now earned itself a name: 'Swivel-eyed loons'.
Commentators on the left and right are confusingly comparing Libya and Iraq and deducing erroneous conclusions; they are
Apologies for the lateness of this. I started to write something in the immediate aftermath of the riots, but didn't manage