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The left-right divide is now muddled and even class war isn’t what it was. We may not be fatcats, but most of us are at least capitalist lackeys. Politicians have to redefine themselves – and deliver competence, management, crisis-handling.

A briefing on Parliamentary reform

Posted by Richard D North under 'Power To The People!' / Dare to be dull / Death of ideology / Post-Bureaucratic world on 6 June 2009. No comments.

Here’s a quick guide to Parliamentary Reform

It’s in two parts (after v brief remarks by MBG editor):
(1) Current proposals for the reform of Parliament
(2) Some shakers and movers on the reform of Parliament

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Gordon Brown’s YouTube bloomer

Posted by Richard D North under 'Power To The People!' / Dare to be dull / Death of ideology / Presentation or policy? / The Initiative Blizzard / Uncategorized on 28 April 2009. No comments.

Gordon Brown took a lot of stick for his impromptu announcement of an initiative to clobber MPs’ expenses. It shows how careful you have to be when you go in for de haut en bas informal commnications on social media. More »

Tory yacht-boys or conservative government?

Posted by Richard D North under Dare to be dull / Death of ideology / Post-Bureaucratic world on 28 October 2008. No comments.

In the post-ideological world, political parties have a clear choice. Robbed of the chance to pretend to want to change the world, parties need to convince the voters they are managerially sound. That, or offer to be sexy, smooth, celebrity types – in the manner of Blair. Likewise, they can offer proper government or insist on ruling informally from a sofa in The Den at Number 10.¬†Where are the Tories in this game? More »

The best of Gordon Brown

Posted by Richard D North under Death of ideology / Presentation or policy? on 16 October 2008. No comments.

After two previous posts which were rather negative about Gordon Brown and his style of government, let’s look on the bright side. More »

“Post-bureaucratic society”. Please, no.

Posted by Richard D North under 'Power To The People!' / Dare to be dull / Death of ideology / Presentation or policy? / The Archipelago State / The wisdom of crowds on 18 September 2008. No comments.

David Cameron has said that he would like to see a return to proper government, with a Prime Minister working with his Cabinet and Whitehall. But he has also been toying with the idea of the “post bureaucratic society”. Sounds nice, let’s hope he doesn’t mean it. More »

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