Look Left: Still number three?

I wrote this piece for Look Left, the termly Oxford University Labour Club magazine. Look Left Still Number Three

Ukip councillors lead the way in meetings

For The Times. The research involved (a) sending out a bundle of FOI requests to county councils, (b) analysing and, where necessary, re-tabulating the data and (c) calculating the average party attendance within… Continue reading

Beyond the Brochure: No accounting for taste

Additional Reporting credit for this Sunday Times Home piece. I contacted lots of estate agents around the country to talk about the property market in their area and to see how those properties… Continue reading

The perverse case, vigorously made

There was a passing line in this Spectator piece, which otherwise says little of Oxford, that caught my eye over the weekend: On questions of literature, where Raine could claim more authority, we… Continue reading

Best of the web: the law of solitude, Sun+ and, of course, Mandela

‘Best of the web’ is my weekly semi-regular attempt to squeeze something useful out of my (nerdy) procrastination. See last time’s here.   The law of solitude David Allen Green, Financial Times (blog post) Old-fashioned liberals… Continue reading

Contributions to The Times Diary

10th December, 2013: Come clean, says Belle de Jour – 20th November, 2013: Michael Palin the woodsman – 15th November, 2013: Eric Pickles: ‘I wore white tie once. I looked like Oddjob’ – 16th… Continue reading

Best of the Web: Bill de Blasio, Robert Caro and Thanksgiving in Mongolia

‘Best of the web’ is my weekly semi-regular attempt to squeeze something useful out of my (nerdy) procrastination. See last time’s here. The 99% Mayor: Bill de Blasio’s promise may also be his problem Chris… Continue reading

Just a joke? Louis Trup is battering OUSU machine politics

He won by a landslide. I wrote this for Cherwell a couple of days before about what Trup’s campaign tells us about the changing nature of student politics. – The Old Quad of… Continue reading

Best of the web: baldness, East European London and the making of McKinsey

‘Best of the web’ is my weekly attempt to squeeze something useful out of my (nerdy) procrastination. Read last week’s here.   Hair loss should not be a global health priority Anjana Ahuja, Financial… Continue reading

The Oxbridge students who use ‘smart drugs’

I wrote this piece for the 25th October issue of the London Evening Standard magazine. See the feature in print here.