What kind of man do we want running the country?

David Cameron by World Economic Forum via Flickr
David Cameron by World Economic Forum via Flickr

We only have men to choose from really. The next prime minister is going to be either David Cameron or Ed Miliband, regardless of who I vote for. Both men’s parties have enough support to ensure that one of them will form the next government. So as the two prepare to go head to head on TV tonight, it’s worth thinking about who is the better man.

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Map-reading and the direction of modern manhood

Maps by Thomas Abbs via Flickr
Maps by Thomas Abbs via Flickr

I’m a cocky little sod. I ride around London on my bike and I think I’ve got a good handle on the city’s geography. Zone 1 at least. If I had one of those rickshaw bikes or a cab I reckon I wouldn’t embarrass myself.

But of course I would. I don’t have the Knowledge. That’s the skill only the cab drivers have isn’t it? Don’t you have to pass a test or something? Isn’t there a thing called the Blue Book that is packed with routes and maps that only cabbies knowContinue reading