Archive for August, 2015

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Corbyn and the Overton Window

August 16, 2015

Far from the riotous spectacle of the Republican presidential candidate nomination fiasco lies the far more dismal spectacle of the Labour Party leadership election. It is unfortunate that we have to go through this but there was a disastrous misjudgement by the allegedly Great British Public at the general election, Ed Miliband resigned, and here we are.

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A few brief thoughts in advance of tonight’s Rebublican debate

August 6, 2015

In essence, the candidates will be making a pitch to the Republican “base” i.e. their core supporters, in the hope of getting nominated as the Republican candidate in US presidential election of 2016. The Republican base consists of three main elements:
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