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- REVIEW Citizen Clem by John Bew While wandering around China in late September last year, on the interminable bus and high speed train journeys, I managed to read through my colleague at King’s College, John Bew’s new biography of Clement Attlee, Citizen Clem (Quercus 2016). Clement Attlee, leader of the Labour Party in the United Kingdom for a phenomenal 20 years from ... Click here to listen.
- REVIEW All Out War: The Story of How Brexit Sunk Britain’s Political Class by Tim Shipman The Chinese Year of the Rooster is apparently – it being a fire rooster we are talking about – the year to bring things to fulfilment but not to instigate them. Anyone searching for a text book on how not to implement or achieve might care to look through the hundreds of pages of All ... Click here to listen.
- REVIEW Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics by Mark Thompson Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics (Bodley Head 2016) is about a very important subject, and Mark Thompson outlines that reasonably enough. Public discourse now is degraded – or so Thompson believes. We only have to witness the linguistic carnage that occurred during the recent elections in the US. Public trust ... Click here to listen.
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