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Basic Income Basics

I’ve long been an advocate of the idea of basic income (or universal income, negative income tax, citizen’s income, “great British cashback” or half a dozen other names for the same principle), but I’ve just realised I’ve never explained on … Continue reading

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The Liberal Future: Not Left, Not Right, But Not Centre Either

(Continues from the introduction) Before I start explaining what Liberalism is, it’s probably a good idea to explain what it isn’t — why the Liberal Democrats are perceived very differently from the reality, and why some of what you think … Continue reading

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The Liberal Future: Introduction

As regular readers of my blog may know, I am a member of the Liberal Democrats. At the moment, saying that in public is scary — I’ve actually had death threats from people just because they disapprove of my membership … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Discussing Politics Much Right Now

Posted this to Facebook, but then thought it might as well go here too. I’m having a lot of difficulty in discussing politics at the moment. The problem is that so often debate is polarised between two false alternatives, and … Continue reading

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What I Mean When I Call Myself A Liberal

I was meant to write a couple of posts on comics and a short story today, but I appear to have developed logorrhoea on totally unrelated matters, don’t I? Oh well… One of the big things I hear a lot … Continue reading

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Political Music Spotify Playlist

A quick post-election playlist for you… Common People by Pulp is from Different Class, the best political album of the 90s. This is the live version from Glastonbury in 1995 – a gig I was lucky enough to be at, … Continue reading

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And A Reminder Of What It’s All For:

Sound the call for freedom boys, and sound it far and wide, March along to victory, for God is on our side, While the voice of nature thunders o’er the rising tide: “God gave the land to the people.” The … Continue reading

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