Greece: Economics is hard

The Greeks have looked the IMF/ECB horse in the mouth, and voted a resounding “No” to the conditions offered by Europe for further fiscal support. The debate between Greece and her creditors though is not over leniency or hard work, but a demonstration of how the 2008 crash has thrown conventional economics into turmoil. As…

The Queen’s Speech for International Relations

While the Queen’s Speech today in Westminster focussed largely on constitutional and welfare matters for Britain, it outlined the UK’s plans for its year in international affairs, and not just those rigid state visits. Here is a phrase-by-phrase analysis of the key global facing parts of The Gracious Address: My government will renegotiate the United…

How #EdBalls won #EdBallsDay: In Defence of the Oddity

 by Winning Over the Public #EdballsDay is a bizarre phenomenon in the United Kingdom. On the 28th of May, CyberBrits celebrate the fact that Labour shadow chancellor Ed Balls accidentally tweeted his own name while attempting to search twitter for an article circulating about him. After realising his gaffe, the Labour heavyweight did not delete…