Lunchtime list for June 18th

Here are the articles and web pages the Talk Issues team recommend today: Govt skunkworks planned for November - Plans for internal experiments - but just on process, or more widely? A sudden lack of clarity - What's happening to the English regions? Abolition? More consultation? It's not entirely clear. Experts and plebs - Tne TV World Cup pundits are revelling in their ignorance of anything outside the PremiershipRead more

Lunchtime list for June 15th

Here are the articles and web pages the Talk Issues team recommend today: Football: a dear friend to capitalism - This article is what happens when a humourless, politics-obsessed academic encounters the World Cup. It's all a gruesome capitalist distraction, apparently. Merkel's paralysis - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing difficult pooitical times as her coalition threatens to collapse. An end to the Commons's yah-boo days - Geprge Young makes the case for the coalition's reforms of the Commons procedure rules.Read more

Lunchtime list for June 9th

Here are the articles and web pages the Talk Issues team recommend today: Heffer on the EU: Nostradamus he ain’t - One of our own pieces on a hysterical prediction of the future by Simon Heffer, written in 2003. Find out about the gangs of armed EU police who will be roaming the streets attacking the middle classes in (gasp!) 2010 Spending cuts – now you’re talking - Following the Chancellor's announcement on spending cuts consultation, Matthew Taylor - the man behind the Big Conversation - passes on some lessons from that experience…Read more