Sunday, June 07, 2015

Six of the Best 516

"Liberalism is a broad and messy philosophy, in which often there is no absolute right answer. A 'true liberal' appears to work on the premise that this isn’t the case. I’ve learned to deeply distrust 'true liberals'." James Graham observes the Liberal Democrat leadership election from outside the party.

Malcolm Bruce pays tribute to Charles Kennedy.

Building more houses brings prices down, right? Wrong, says Kate Allen, who has seen a pilot study by the London School of Economics that looks at eight developments of nearly 300 homes each, built in the Midlands and the South of England by the Barratt in the past five years.

Adrian Chen takes us inside Russia's troll factory, from which an army has tried to wreak havoc all across the internet.

York Mix presents memories of life at Rowntree's chocolate factory in the city.

"Imagine a parallel universe in which Are You Being Served? had starred Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud and Janet Suzman, and you might get some idea of what ITV’s Vicious is like." James Walton nails it.

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