Corbyn’s comrades and the Russian revolution – Bagehot – The Economist

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Here's a reflective article in the Bagehot column of the Economist. It argues that the centenary of the October revolution is a good time to reflect on Labour’s leadership.

Source: Corbyn’s comrades and the Russian revolution

With Theresa May‘s government likely to make a disasterous mess of Brexit, the chances of a Far Left governmnt in the UK are very probable.

On top of the Brexit fallout, a Far Left Labour government would trigger enormous economic uncertainty both at the personal and corporate level.

Any thoughts on how UK politics became so polarized?

 

Opinion – UK race-disparity audit: Theresa May’s government has put Britain’s inequality on display — Quartz

This is an interesting read. Theresa May‘s government launches a website that offers a complex picture of life for different ethnicities.

Source: UK race-disparity audit: Theresa May’s government has put Britain’s inequality on display — Quartz

Personally, I found the data rather sterile. It needs a rolling commentary to highlight the major findings by theme/ethnicity.

The data is esentially descriptive and does not readily facilitate further analysis.

For meaningful analysis, access to the full data set is required, ideally showing key demographic details like:

Theresa May and David Cameron before her, have tried to provide greater data to facilitate policy decisions. Unfortunately, I fear that this latest data will do little to improve the underlying policies.

There’s a risk here of journalists dipping into the database and cherry-picking their data to embellish a headline.

Ethnicity is a complex subject and without expert commentary, and detailed data sets, it’s not clear how this initiative will help faciltate policy changes.

Thoughts?