Is plagiarism in politicians’ speeches symptomatic of a political class running out of ideas?

Despite all the media attention in recent days focusing on Theresa May’s conference speech, you might have missed the news that sections of it seemed to bare a striking resemblance to another speech, given by another leader: Jed Bartlet, Aaron Sorkin’s fictionalised President of the United States (POTUS) from The West Wing. When a terrorist […]


Corbyn’s speech does little to repair Labour’s reputation

The Oxford Dictionary defines the word ‘ramble’ as to ‘talk or write at length in a confused or inconsequential way’. If asked to define Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to the Labour Party conference last week, it might very well come up with the same answer. However, the speech did make one thing clear: The biggest deficit […]