Preston Byrne

Think piece: The anger behind the strikes

Written by | Thursday 16 June 2011

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A thicket of summer grass: the thymotic anger behind the strikes

Written by | Thursday 16 June 2011

Summer is very nearly upon us, and for many it is a happy time of year, one we associate with pleasant memories of carefree youth and halcyon days gone by. I for one remember, as a child, lazy Sundays fishing on the creek that flowed out of the marsh alongside our house; as a teenager, spending hot and breezy afternoons skippering a rickety, thirty-year-old catamaran on Long Island Sound; and, as a law student, flying back to America to watch the Fourth of July fireworks by the water with my family.

The consent of the governed

Written by | Tuesday 3 May 2011

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To have or to be? A reflection on the anti-cuts march

Written by | Monday 28 March 2011

As this Saturday was the first in a while that I've had to myself, I woke up early and resolved to make a particularly special effort to spend the day doing things that make me happy. One of these is to take a walk in Hyde Park around the Serpentine, maybe with a cup of tea, as my father and I sometimes do when he visits. When I got there, however, I discovered – to my horror – that the park was completely overrun with thousands of trade unionists.

On fairness and non-doms

Written by | Thursday 24 March 2011

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