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
- Football and Twitter – When Saturday Comes considers the impact that the use of Twitter has had on football journalism. The use of Twitter to “take the temperature” of a team’s fans has interesting parallels with the political world – and in both cases, you have to wonder about how representative the sample is.
- Financial Re-Regulation and Democracy – Joseph Stiglitz writes in New Europe on what the bank rescue, bank regulation and the move to spending cuts say about the state of our democracies.