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We must be free to criticise each other’s faults if we are to live in a country rather than a balkanised airstrip.
There are alarming signs that people are behaving as if there were nothing really to learn from the bubble years
Even David Cameron no longer affects to be a moderniser as Conservatives retreat to their comfort zones
Britain was meant to have sunk by now – and the developed world along with it. But the good thing about the future is you don’t know what it will bring
It is possible, arguably even likely, that he will still be Prime Minister after 2015.
The Revd Paul Flowers ticked all the right ‘progressive’ boxes — that’s why he could get away with anything
Sustainability. Tick! Inclusivity. Tick! Fairtrade. Tick! All that mattered to Labour was the Crystal Methodist’s show of liberal piety
Far from ‘seeing eye to eye’, David Cameron and George Osborne are cut from different political cloth
For months now Tory high-ups have been briefing that they are going to crack down on green taxes (taxes which they voted for, incidentally). Seven eco levies in particular have been identified, it is claimed. The Tories are going to get tough, just you wait and see. Oh yes, those green taxes are for the chop, any minute now …
It is impossible, I would have thought, to have heard Debbie Hazledine’s account on the Today programme of her late mother’s mistreatment at Mid Staffs Hospital and not to have thought ill of the hospital in question. An institution in which such callousness thrived for so long must have few friends left, you might imagine. And yet the strangest thing about the Mid Staffs scandal is the defensive feeling it has inspired.
Insisting on a low ratio of children to adults means a shortage of providers and high charges
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Across The Pond is edited daily by Steve Parkhurst. Steve is a political consultant, a writer at his blog as well as a Senior Editor here at US Daily Review. Follow Steve on Twitter @SteveParkhurst