Tying ourselves in knots on referendums

So, should we be having this referendum at all? Three views from different commentators yesterday. Peter Kellner of YouGov thinks not: That’s the trouble with referendums: you ask one question and end up getting the answer to another. Which is why I personally side with two figures who have not featured prominently in this campaign […]

Lunchtime list for June 7th (part two)

Here are the articles and web pages the Talk Issues team recommend today: How the Internet is changing minds – Michael Agger reviews Nicholas Carr’s new book, the Shallows. In it, Carr describes the way that the Internet in changing people’s thinking habits. Not their opinions – the way they think and absorb information. Israel’s […]

Lunchtime list for June 3rd

Here are the articles and web pages the Talk Issues team recommend today: French bid for euro zone government gains ground – More positioning from France, Germany and EU Council President. Worth reading for background on this quietly important story Life inside the North Korean bubble – Fascinating film from BBC Newsnight, with footage from […]