Category Archives: Must-Reads

The Best Political Books of 2011

There has been the usual rush of fascinating political books in 2011, including a rash of New Labour memoirs and it’s pretty difficult to narrow a lot of very important books to a list of only five.  Alistair Darling’s memoirs … Continue reading

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Danny Finkelstein Is Bang On The Money About The Importance Of Staying On The Moderate Path

I have made my opinion about ‘mainstream Conservatism’ quite clear in a blog a few weeks ago and also a blog last week. There is an exceptional piece by Danny Finkelstein in today’s Times (£) in which he takes the ‘mainstream … Continue reading

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Platform 10’s Review Of The Year Part 1 – The Best Political Books Of 2010

Merry Christmas to all readers of Platform 10.  We thought that this week would be a good week to run through the top fives of the year – Fiona and Nick will be throwing their top fives into the mix … Continue reading

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The best of the Blogosphere 22 December 2010 – Red Edition

In a sign of how very relevant Red Ed Miliband is, he has (several) hair-watchers. I am not sure this is of earth-shattering importance; of far greater interest is how today has been a pretty good day. As was yesterday. … Continue reading

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The Blogosphere’s Best Thinking – Must Reads For 17th December 2010

The always provocative and immensely readable Working Class Tory blog has put together a riposte to my blog yesterday about the dangers of a lurch to the right.  I fear that he fails to put Churchill’s views in their historical … Continue reading

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