Ideology won’t win back non-voters

Two parallel articles in the papers today. Here’s George Monbiot in this morning’s Guardian: The real problem is not that working-class voters have switched their voting preferences but that they are not voting at all because there’s too little at stake, [so] the correct political prescription is to do the opposite [of New Labour]: to […]

Germany and the Euro

Image via Wikipedia Charlemagne has a long transcript of an interview with Angela Merkel‘s right-hand-man, Thomas de Maizière, currently Germany’s interior minister. Since discussion of the Euro falls well within the “very important but very boring” category, I’ll leave you to go and read the interview in full. One thing worth reproducing from a UK […]