A third way? Could centrism once again gain ground?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 3, 2018


As 2017 died, Daniel Finkelstein in The Times offered a dispiriting view of western politics (or, at least of Anglo-Saxon politics). Centrist parties had practically no future, he argued. It was fine to aspire to being a niche party, something like Nigel Farage’s UK Independence Party. You could hoover up a special interest group and … Continue reading “A third way? Could centrism once again gain ground?”

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Unknown knowns: Rishi Sunak, MP, & Richmond’s many words for ‘racism’

by Rashmee

Posted on May 9, 2015


Somewhat unnoticed in the hubbub of the British election, has been the Conservative Party’s sincere attempt to remake politics – in a less racist mould. It is to David Cameron’s credit that he forced reluctant local parties to pick, for instance, Rishi Sunak, the grandson of Hindu immigrants to the UK and very brown, as … Continue reading “Unknown knowns: Rishi Sunak, MP, & Richmond’s many words for ‘racism’”

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Unknown knowns: Bloomberg’s Cameron vote had many dying metaphors

by Rashmee

Posted on May 8, 2015


One day after the British election and I can’t help but recall Michael Bloomberg’s championship of David Cameron. It was a great example from across the pond of political language that relies on dead imagery to bring a concept alive. Mr Bloomberg, of course, is the former mayor of New York City, the founder and majority owner … Continue reading “Unknown knowns: Bloomberg’s Cameron vote had many dying metaphors”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK