Thursday, September 17, 2015

Six of the Best 538

"It wasn’t just in May 2015 that the Lib Dems were wiped out. That was simply the culmination of five years of humiliating defeats at every level of representative government. In the European parliament, 11 of our 12 MEPs were defeated. In Scotland, we lost 12 of the 17 seats we were defending. ... Our local government base was hacked down year after year, from 3,944 councillors in 2010 to just 1,801 in 2015." Stephen Tall asks if Liberal Democrat participation in the Coalition was worth the price.

James Snell on the British left's alliance with deeply reactionary forces.

In politics and football, Jeremy Corbyn is no Michael Foot, says Adrian Sanders.

Let cities borrow to build new infrastructure, says The Englightened Economist.

Dan Waddell remembers the time that Yorkshire - including a 23-year-old Geoffrey Boycott - tried to ride the wave of Beatlemania to take cricket to the USA.

"If you walk towards the Brixton end, however, and you stop and look carefully at the end of a terrace, you can see a tiny bit of maroon-ish red paint showing through some peeling cream emulsion." Another Nickel in the Machine comes to life with a post on David Hemmings, Blow-Up and the red buildings on the Stockwell Road.

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