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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

The Coalition is getting a taste of its own medicine as Labor MPs consider Joe Hockey’s attempt to raise the borrowing limit. Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Good to see Lynton Crosby prepared to take a winning strategy from his old opponents back home into his new job as the electoral tactician for the Conservatives.

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A leadership ballot would leave Labor ‘helpless’ … so what?

Concerns about a party ballot for the Labor leadership pander to the media’s inability to cope with the unusual in politics. This is exactly what Labor needs right now.

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Lack of logic no obstacle for David Cameron’s Conroy-esque internet filter

In the thick of royal baby news hullaballoo, David Cameron announced an internet censorship filter very much like Stephen Conroy’s. It’s woefully impractical and doomed to fail, writes Charles Richardson.

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Lynton Crosby and the Tory slide in Britain

Ex-John Howard adviser Lynton Crosby now has the ear of the UK Prime Minister — with interesting results. Has the Australian brought low politics to British Tory strategy?

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits for Friday

Think companies have workers’ best interests at heart? Think again — without unions, corporate profits have soared as workers’ share plummeted. Plus other political snippets of the day.

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Woolwich killers get exactly what they want

The response to the Woolwich terrorists’ attack on drummer Lee Rigby was exactly what the killers were aiming for. Was it a crime or an act of terror?

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Hapless Cameron battling Tory enemies within

David Cameron is struggling to keep the Tories together. The party is split on same-sex marriage and the European Union, showing up some poor leadership attributes in the Prime Minister.

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Cameron’s bedroom eyes cast over the welfare state

David Cameron has shaken up benefits for Britain’s most needy. Is it the end of the social state as we know it, or have the Tories not gone far enough? Well, both …

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Cameron’s budget small beer in time of crisis

Guy Rundle examines the Cameron government’s latest UK budget and finds it comes up sorely lacking.

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Cameron gets it done, keeping the press (mostly) on side

David Cameron has struck a compromise deal with political rivals for tougher media reforms in the UK. And he’s managed to keep the press on side — for the most part — in the process.

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‘Big society’ won’t work in the UK — or Australia

The “big society” — or a network of volunteers and co-operatives to take over state-provided services — didn’t work in the UK. So why is it coming to Australia?

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Warning to Australia: Cameron’s ‘Big Society’ failed in UK

David Cameron vowed a “Big Society” but service indicators fell and the public smelled a rat. The Liberal Party should consider its allegiance to the cause, argues Cameron Elliott from the Centre for Policy Development.

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Does the Labor narrative narrative stand up?

We all complain Labor lacks a narrative. But what if positive narratives are now impossible to effectively communicate? Look overseas and it may well be the case.

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Cameron’s ‘a la carte’ EU idea just national chauvinism?

David Cameron is playing to his base, largely, in giving Britons the option of divorcing the European Union. But European leaders are warning there will be consequences — for the EU and Great Britain.

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David Cameron’s Euro vision: would he dare abandon the EU?

David Cameron will outline his vision for Britain’s place in the European Union next week. Would he dare signal a split? It would be a disaster for a still-faltering economy, says EU researcher Keshia Jacotine.

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Leveson: D-day for red tops, farewell to press freedom?

Lord Leveson will deliver his verdict on the future of the British press in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal tomorrow. Fleet Street’s red tops are decidedly nervous about being curbed.

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France’s socialist budget experiment — revolution or ruin?

The French budget answers some questions and raises quite a few more, writes Alan Austin from France. Taxing the rich more is a big political achievement.

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Hillsborough was the acme of real Thatcherism

The Hillsborough judgment has transfixed the UK for two days.

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UK comic incompetence, with a dash of Metallica

While Britain harvests a veritable galleon of gold in the Olympics, the Coalition running the joint is going for the wooden spoon.

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The Games, the gold, Boris and a Billy Bunter pinata

A golden Olympic double pumped the host nation a few places up the medal tally and offered relief to a British public who had been watching a performance that to date had been coxless.

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Cameron’s Britain: (re)doubling down on austerity?

Britain’s economy is in a deep, deep hole. And David Cameron and George Osborne seem keen to keep digging.

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‘Big society’: Abbott takes his lead from the Brits

Dr James Whelanof the Centre for Policy Development asked interviewees from his recent report Big Society and Australia to provide comment on Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s recent “landmark” speech …

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Plaisir without the jouissance in scoreless-draw England

England has just been bundled out of football’s Euro 2012 competition and, as Guy Rundle observed from a bar in London, it’s symptomatic of England’s wider political and economic malaise.

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Rio’s warm reception for Gillard

Australians might be giving Prime Minister Julia Gillard a somewhat cool reception but things will be different when she arrives in Rio de Janeiro.

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