Manufacturing consensus: the end of history and the partisan man

You may find this a little on the long side, but it is well worthwhile, and several of the most important points are ‘front-loaded’ – at the start of the article. Most important of all is that any economic recovery has been achieved in spite of Conservative economic policy, which is to perpetuate austerity, and not to improve prosperity.

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Gay Wedding, Mixed Reception

I’m reblogging this (obviously) because gay marriage came into law today and it’s a very strongly ‘pro’ opinion (I think the large political party with many members who still treat gay people as second-class may be the ‘Cons’). I was disturbed to see, on the BBC’s Question Time last Thursday, members of the public putting forward a view that marriage is about procreation, and that marriage in its current form has been around for many thousands of years – in fact, in this country, it wasn’t formalised until an Act…

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