Whether it is his thoughts on Bovine Tuberculous, planning policy, or the Soil Police, he is highlighting important issues that are facing the 11 million of us that live in the countryside.
It is a glaring act of mental collectivisation to lump Our Future, Our Choice in with those who think that over 75s should not be allowed to vote.
Plus: Off I go to Washington for the inauguration. Time to strip Southern of its franchise. And: what happened when I had breakfast with Andrew Pierce.
“It’s too complex. I just can’t understand the issue. With a referendum I think it needs to be something really quite simple, like in Ireland when they had gay marriage.”
In which a Minister of State at the Department International Development wobbles past on a bicycle sporting only a panama hat in Yeomanry colours.
The self-imposed constraint of tradition stands little chance before the turbo-charged power of rampant individualism. And yet, in respect to cars, there is hope for a third way.
It’s not just cartoons of Mohammed that have become taboo.
The share that candidates take of new entrants to the electorate will help to decide the most marginal seats.
Yesterday on the Deep End, we presented a rather pessimistic view of human progress, noting that new bells and whistles in the realm of cyberspace are no substitute for advances that transform the real world. However, in a fascinating post on his Conversable Economist blog, Timothy Taylor argues that there’s just such a technological revolution […]