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None of the above, thanks awfully

There is a popular and quaint notion that voting in an election is the same as participation in democracy. Some people see voting as your chance to shape the nation in the image of your will. Many consider voting a … Continue reading

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England: not a multi-party system, actually

A good friend from the US, talking of politics, commented to me on Facebook “Must be nice to have more than two political parties, eh?” “Eh?” Oh, yes, it’s that common misapprehension that England has a multi-party political system, that … Continue reading

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Lydon and Brand not minding the bollocks

John Lydon sneering at Russell Brand is like the left testicle calling the right testicle a bollock. It all started when Lydon, née Johnny Rotten, was invited to a Guardian readers’ Q&A in which Lydon explained his stance on the … Continue reading

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