Lunchtime list for May 25th

Here are the articles and web pages the Talk Issues team recommend today: Worst performing parties in the 2010 British General Election – Le Poulet Noir writes a piece about the least successful parties in the recent General Election. Slightly to my surprise, on average votes per candidate, the BNP just beat UKIP – though […]

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 […]

Immigration: one lie each

The immigration issue is sure to make an appearance at tonight’s debate, which will be liveblogged here by Arun Marsh, and also tweeted (from @demsoc) by the same august personage. One of the least appealing parts of the immigration “debate”, at least as it’s handled in Britain, is that it’s based on two fundamental lies. […]