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Tuesday 9 May 2017
by Wulf
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Google Wants Me to Vote

I just logged onto my Google Calendar account and spotted a banner across the top reminding me about the date of the UK General Election, asking if I wanted to save it. Big companies have to be (well, should be) … Continue reading

Thursday 20 April 2017
by Wulf
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Stand Down

It turns out that Andrew Smith, long-standing and much respected local MP, is stepping down before the next election. He is the kind of widely respected local politician that many in Oxford East probably vote for despite his party affiliation. … Continue reading

Tuesday 18 April 2017
by Wulf
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May Intervenes to Prevent UK Politics Becoming Too Predictable

Has Theresa May jumped the shark? In a somewhat surprising news, Britain’s Prime Minister has announced that she wants a General Election in June this year. That Donald Trump was attracting too much attention by playing nuclear chicken with North … Continue reading

Monday 16 January 2017
by Wulf
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Will Say

Something that has started to irk me on news broadcasts in recent months is reporting about what a politician will say in Parliament or some other meeting later that day. Precognition? Pre-prepared statements more like. Has this only recently¬†been the … Continue reading

Wednesday 9 November 2016
by Wulf
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24 June

I remember what it felt like waking up to the radio on 24 June this year, hearing that Britain had voted by a small majority to leave the European Union. That went against predictions of a narrow victory for remain¬†and … Continue reading