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Vaccination Films

This week I gave a talk at my old stomping ground to accompany a couple of films: Surprise Attack (1951) and What Parents Want to


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#PostConsensusBritain

“To keep conversations around this possible network going, let’s use the hashtag #PostConsensusBritain. Keen to hear from interested parties.” (Dion Geogiou, Twitter.) This could be


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Agenda

Literally, agenda means “things to be done”. In political terms, however, it has come to mean either a set of priorities for a particular organisation


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I’ve had a bit of a spruce…

I left this place a little neglected last year. My apologies to the four of you who used to read things. My CV is now


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Yes, we probably need to better define “neoliberalism”

Well. Twitter seems to be in a bit of a state. That’s not new. But this week’s debate is over whether neoliberalism is really a


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Bias

Bias is when a source, deliberately or not, shows an inclination towards a particular group or person.


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Anti-vaccination and Corbyn: a discussion

Anti-vaccinationism is fascinating. It takes elements of truth, facts taken entirely out of context and a smattering of outright falsehoods. But what’s really interesting about


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2014 – The Russian Annexation of Crimea

18 March 2014 – Crimea This sort of thing wasn’t supposed to happen any more. Europe had found other ways to settle its disputes. Armies


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2013 – The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

28 February 2013 – Vatican City Pope’s aren’t supposed to retire. It’s meant to be a job for life. Albeit, quite a short life, since


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2012 – The London Paralympics

29 August 2012 – London The London Paralympics went mainstream. At least in Britain. Continued enthusiasm following the successful Summer Olympics, combined with a concerted


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