Politics

Outside, Looking In?

Outside, Looking In?

Jeremy Paxman, the sometime scourge of feeble-minded politicians, host of University Challenge and pillar of the British media establishment, states in an interview published today that “I’ve always felt myself to be an outsider”. Really? Jeremy Paxman, ex-student of Malvern/Cambridge? One of the most recognisable faces/voices in Britain? A man with powerful connections and influence on British politics? If he… Read more →

The World: Not Gone Mad

The World: Not Gone Mad

Theresa May’s recent attack on the Human Rights Act was either an example of political cynicism or political stupidity. She may even have managed to find the exact space where the two converge. This space is a dangerous but necessary one for a politician to occupy. Communicative acts between politician and public are fragile and easily knocked off target. In this… Read more →