Currer Ball

Currer Ball has written 3 posts for Politics on Toast

The big hypocrisy behind The Big Society

Big Society

Big Society, Damp Squib?

No matter how many times Cameron relaunches it, the real problem with The Big Society remains, says Currer Ball

Ever since he unveiled it, David Cameron’s Big Society idée fixe hasn’t really taken off. That’s something of an understatement. People just don’t seem interested. Our Prime Minister, who can’t stop talking about it and relaunching and relaunching it, has been left shrugging his shoulders and scratching his head. But there’s an obvious explanation as to why The Big Society’s had such little Continue reading

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The campaign to increase MPs’ summer holidays starts here!

Parliamentary Recess

Last one out turn off the lights (for a very long time)

Its the summer holiday season for MPs. For them its even better than the school holidays. Far too many. What’s the solution? Give ’em more, writes The Currer Ball.

 

 

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Don’t blame The News of the World (hear me out)

There’s something a bit mob-like (or NOTW-like) about the outcry against NOTW – when really it’s the politicians who’ve been up to no good, says Currer Ball

I’m no apologist for The News of the World. A rag that markets to man’s state of nature instincts; that dresses up soft porn and celeb goss as ‘courageous investigative journalism’, not gutless, lowest common denominator conformity; that profits from, and relies on, popular ignorance and apathy; that loads our insalubrious obsession with B- and C-celebrity; that revels in rumour about cabinet ministers and their mistresses; that rejoices in misery because misery sells; that stalks and phone hacks the rich and famous, and dead children and dead children’s parents. Continue reading

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