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Albert Einstein, the good liberal

I’ve commented before that Albert Einstein is a good example of the power of brevity, something some politicians and campaigners forget when insisting they need to write a long story or give a length speech in order to properly explain an issue:

It’s far harder to write clear, precise and brief text than it is to write long, imprecise and waffly pieces. So don’t confuse brevity with dumbing down. Unless of course you think Albert Einstein was a stupid, idiotic scientist for lazily using just using five characters (not even five whole words!) to try to explain complex science when

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Campaign Corner: Is less really more?

The Campaign Corner series looks to give three tips about commonly asked campaign issues. Do get in touch if you have any questions you would like to suggest.

Today’s Campaign Corner question: In a previous Campaign Corner you wrote that “Less is more”, praising big headlines, white space etc. But don’t many issues need more explanation than you can fit in a dumbed down few words?

A very good question! To which (surprise, surprise) I once again have three answers:

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The Myth of “Strong” Government

As their hopes recede of using our broken voting system to secure a majority government on a minority of support in the country, the Party most set against reform, the Conservatives, and their media proxies begin to reel out the scare stories.

Lib Dem rules could paralyse government,” warned the Scotsman

Paralysis, indecision and political chicanery,” were the fear of the Daily Mail’s full page editorial.

The IMF could have to be called in,” thundered Ken Clarke!

Far from making a positive case to earn your vote, they resort to the desperate tactics of …

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  • User Avatarfrankie 6th Dec - 10:27pm
    The reply Mark should say is " Wots it worth". When the media come looking for a story be picky who you choose, BBC turn...
  • User AvatarMichael BG 6th Dec - 10:20pm
    Peter, According to the graph it appears that in 2018 the trade balance is 4% and the deficit is -2 and the private sector balance...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 6th Dec - 10:19pm
    I wasn't claiming the Liberals got anything from it, Christine. I was merely stating that the Labour Party didn't always operate a non-co-operation policy. I...
  • User AvatarMary Reid 6th Dec - 10:16pm
    Hmmm ... Mark is going to have some difficulty fashioning a response from this thread.
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    @ Joseph, Firstly, the equation (S-I)=(G-T) is only true for a closed economy. If the economy isn't closed and money comes in from an export...
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    Oliver makes an important observation when he notes "A Land Value Tax will redistribute much-needed money and control from big developers and landowners in favour...
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