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Tag: Derek Bateman

The Barnett bypass won’t survive Tory deflection and abuse of UK...

Commentary by Derek Bateman The Barnett Bypass is the worst example I recall of what is an accepted funding formula being exploited unfairly for raw...

Theresa, the DUP, and the pipsqueak ‘representing’ Scotland in Cabinet

Commentary by Derek Bateman What is a Secretary of State for? Scotland’s was abolished in 1746 when naughty highlanders attempted some pre-emptive devolution but was...

Podcast: 1,2,3,4… we got the Brexit anniversary blues

Woke up this morning... a year on from the day Nigel declared to be "Britain's independence day!" (Cue cheers of lard faced gents in...

Podcast: Making sense of the electoral fall-out

A week on from the election that everyone won (and lost) and its implications are becoming clear. The UK is virtually leadership, the Tories...

Podcast: First reactions to Theresa May’s self inflicted poll

Well well well.... welcome to 1974 or thereabouts. A dithering Tory PM. Undue influence awarded to a belligerent set of Ulster Unionists. Europe. Where...

Friday morning blues and the shameless revision of politicians

Commentary by Derek Bateman It’s over but who won? Not Theresa and the Tories – they had the setback of all time. Not Labour, they...

Forward to a Britain led by a scarecrow that’s afraid of...

Commentary by Derek Bateman If people didn’t understand the EU referendum, is there a chance they compound the problem by misunderstanding this election? We never got...

Election may turn on the extraordinary weaknesses of ‘strong and stable’...

Commentary by Derek Bateman It’s a week since the slaughter of the innocents at the Manchester Arena and the single image I can’t get out...

Podcast: Economics, democracy and the chattering classes

This week's podcast is a wide ranging discussion that starts with the theory of economic democracy and takes the listener into more blunt analysis...

Politicians, the media and a nurse’s attack on pay during TV...

Commentary by Derek Bateman She was called Diana Gould and came from Cirencester in Gloucestershire, a middle aged, middle class lady from the shires. She...