Author Archives: Andrew Hickey

On Medicalised Fat-Shaming

Content note — this blog post contains discussion of weight, diet, fat-shaming, and possibly eating disorders. People who find such discussions upsetting should read no further. There has been a lot of coverage of the fact that Tom Watson, the … Continue reading

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Linkblogging for 12/9/18

I’ve not done a linkblog in too long, have I? Well, here’s one for you. First, a podcast I came across after hearing it recommended in the Good Place podcast — Cocaine and Rhinestones. For those of you who like … Continue reading

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Amendments to the Immigration Motion

And so, once again, I find myself writing about navel-gazing internal Lib Dem stuff because, rather than listen to the concerns of the members and do something sensible, the Lib Dem leadership have decided to go to war with the … Continue reading

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Filter Bubbles

This is a blog post based loosely on some stuff I tweeted about a week ago, which Andrew Ducker asked me to expand into a blog post. As it comes from a tweet thread, it’s a little disjointed, but you … Continue reading

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“Consultation”, Lib Dem Leadership Style

You may have seen various Lib Dems on your social media all getting angry about proposed new changes to the party constitution. I won’t get into those here, except to say that in my view they’re detrimental to the party … Continue reading

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Waving (Short Story)

I’ve been writing short stories and submitting them to magazines for a while now. Every time I get to the point where I have two more short stories written than I have markets suitable for them where I don’t have … Continue reading

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The Howard Rule: A Modest Proposal

I’d like to propose a simple test for all proposed Lib Dem policy, one that should be incredibly easy to meet, but which is increasingly difficult to persuade people of: If the proposed policy is less liberal than the one … Continue reading

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