Monthly Archives: January 2012

Populist politicians are not markets’ saviours

WE WILL know we have progressed to a higher level of civilisation when a politician praises a course of action that does not give him more power. Continue reading

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A Victorian star which should shine Brighter

IN MY brief visit to last October’s Conservative conference, while the Tory elite partied inside their secure zone, my wife and I found ourselves alone as we made the brief pilgrimage to a statue on Albert Square. The small huddle of protestors nearby weren’t paying the Victorian stone figure any attention either, nor were the police who looked askance at their placards from across the square. But we were in the presence of a hero, a parliamentary giant, born two hundred years ago last November, from whose principle and passion Cameron’s current crop could learn a great deal: John Bright. Continue reading

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