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Category Archives: Tory Liars

Why has Labour taken a significant lead in the polls and can they sustain it?

by Marrick on March 28, 2012

Has Ed got it right? Can the man who the Conservative media are at great pains to paint as a poor leader be manoeuvring Labour into a winning position? Or are the Tories shooting themselves in the foot now, then hoping they can reap the benefits later?  As of today Labour are ten points clear […]

So, why are the Tories setting a minimum alcohol price?

by Marrick on March 23, 2012

An interesting proposal, this one: the idea that setting the price of a unit of alcohol at 40p per unit will somehow deter the binge drinkers is completely risible. And the evidence that pricing affects consumption is not unchallenged, unless it reaches the point where it is no longer affordable. So, what is the real […]

Shut it, fatty–this is an intelligent debate

by Marrick on March 6, 2012

I don’t very often rage at the telly: living-room rage is even worse for the heart than its road equivalent. This is mostly because there are far more opportunities for outrage coming from the goggle-box than anything my fellow motorists ever do. Last night, however, I had a little tantrum at an incident broadcast on […]