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Cameron’s Pledge: It’s Not What It Seems.

Michael St George January 25, 2013 4

Michael St George argues Cameron’s EU Referendum Pledge – Not What It Seems IT HAS become something of a cliché, but no less true for that, to say that David Cameron’s No 10 operation

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Zero Credibility For The Chancellor’s Osbrownomics

Zero Credibility For The Chancellor’s Osbrownomics

Michael St George December 10, 2012 3

Only short political memories will have forgotten the damage George Osborne’s credibility as Chancellor suffered in the wake of the March 2012 Budget: the embarrassments and subsequent U-turns on his micro-economic blunders over pasty

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No, No, UKIP – Not, Not, Nadine!

Michael St George November 26, 2012 3

At the moment, UKIP seems to be on something of a roll. The ongoing economic and fiscal train-wreck that is both the Eurozone and, increasingly, the EU itself, becomes more and more apparent and

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THE BBC: THE DOCTOR’S PRESCRIPTION

THE BBC: THE DOCTOR’S PRESCRIPTION

Michael St George November 12, 2012 4

Patient Name:  British Broadcasting Corporation Diagnosis:  Chronic Institutional Atrophy Remedy:  Lifeblood Source Replacement & Drastic Surgery Imagine if the state dictated that you’re allowed to undertake your groceries shopping on, and only on, the

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So – Who Really Won The US Election?

So – Who Really Won The US Election?

Michael St George November 8, 2012 3

Popular belief has it that the 2012 US Election ended in a narrow re-endorsement of the incumbent Barack Obama. He didn’t deserve it, for all sorts of reasons, some of which we’ll come to

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Overseas Aid? No. Overseas Trade

Overseas Aid? No. Overseas Trade

Michael St George November 6, 2012 7

One of the more trenchant criticisms levelled at David Cameron’s so-called “austerity” (if only….) policies is that, despite cuts visited on functions like defence and law-and-order, the three areas of public spending which appear

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The Heseltine Prescription: Forward To The Past

The Heseltine Prescription: Forward To The Past

Michael St George November 2, 2012 4

Students of late-20th century political history, or anyone seeking a flavour of the prevailing politico-business philosophy of the 1960s and 1970s, could do a lot worse than examine Lord Heseltine’s report “No Stone Unturned

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Dare They Ditch Their Deficit Denier?

Dare They Ditch Their Deficit Denier?

Michael St George October 29, 2012 2

To all but the most committed Brownite tribalists in Labour’s ranks, Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls must rapidly be becoming an embarrassment. Still adamant for the most part that there was little fundamentally wrong with

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Questions of Loyalty – and the Right Answers

Questions of Loyalty – and the Right Answers

Michael St George October 26, 2012 5

Loyalty is something that’s truly only rendered upwards, and willingly, rather than demanded downwards. Number 10 Downing Street and Conservative Central Office, however, appear to be somewhat ignorant of this fairly basic rule of

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Merkel & European Federalism: An Argument Against Further Powers For Brussels

Merkel & European Federalism: An Argument Against Further Powers For Brussels

Michael St George October 22, 2012 10

The essence of the polity we call a nation-state can be a nebulous concept to visualise, let alone articulate. Yet, despite the apparent elusiveness of precise definition, for 364 years since the 1648 Treaty

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