Posts Tagged ‘Dan Hodges’

Farewell again then, Dan Hodges

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

You know Twitter has reached peak absurdity when someone like Dan Hodges – really only known by super hardcore political people – has become a trending topic. The occasion of Dan’s elevation to internet celebrity is yet another piece of finely crafted miserablism for the Telegraph. His double whammy of likening Jeremy to hard right […]

London’s recovery, Dan Hodges and dumb empiricism

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

If you read my articles, or if you don’t, you may know what stupid empiricism is. Stupid empiricism is to take an event or a phenomenon as proof of a general trend, even when associated evidence thoroughly discredits that line of thinking. Examples include snow in the winter = no climate change, or growth of […]

Progress: a political embarrassment

by Frances Docx and Conrad Landin.

Dan Hodges is not the most reliable of soothsayers. On the eve of the announcement of Ed Miliband’s victory, the journalist and self-described “Blairite cuckoo” infamously proclaimed that “David Miliband has won.” But Hodges, who now pops up whenever Newsnight or Sky News require a useful idiot to attack the leadership qualities of Miliband the […]

The Barclay brothers’ cuckoo in Labour’s nest

by Mark Seddon.

Walking in the Northamptonshire woods over the weekend, I heard that harbinger of spring, the cuckoo, calling for the first time. It is an unmistakeable sound to be sure, but one that very quickly becomes quite repetitive. There are other traits associated with cuckoos that don’t exactly endear them to many, most notably the propensity […]

Dan Hodges doesn’t want Ken to win, and won’t vote for him

by Jon Lansman.

Yesterday, asking the question “does Progress want Ken to win?“, I confess I missed something. I did take a holiday in August. 10 days. Missed both the riots, and, it turns out, an interesting piece Dan Hodges wrote for the New Statesman. In it he reveals that, in his view, “neither Boris Johnson nor Ken […]

Farewell then, Dan Hodges (slightly updated)

by Jon Lansman.

So farewell then, Dan Hodges, from the pages of the Staggers. It staggers on without you. You provoked a twitter storm with the story “did he go or was he pushed” breeding sequels #savedanhodges (Mehdi didn’t want to) and even #sackMehdiHasan. In your greatest scoop to date, greater even than your calling the leadership contest for David, […]

The Blairite ultras would lead Labour to surrender. They must be stopped

by Owen Jones.

I never thought I’d say but it but, Christ, I don’t half know how Thatcher felt. Until her administration came and put the ‘Great’ back into ‘Great Britain’ (and all that), post-war Britain was a picture of despair for Maggie. The Tories had capitulated to the political settlement established by Clement Attlee’s 1945 government, with […]

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