Worth a (mumbled) cheer… assuming ideas still matter in the Indian political economyin.reuters.com/article/2014/0…j7
@dikenson Agree. ‘Critial mass’, ‘plurilateral’… something that has a chance of multilateral application (i.e. not the Mega-Regs). But big!
@dikenson Who wants to do ‘more modest’? ‘Ambitious’ motivates the political economy. Modest is what your mother said. Fewer and higher :)
Why does Lauren Bacall’s death touch me more than Robyn WIlliams’? Her career affirmed life; poor RW suffered it::ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d…
What warrant does publicly-owned Qantas to advocate one view of a constitutional controversy?None::theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…
Here’s the danger in Abbott’s reversal of proof on Australians’ travel. Secret, unconstrained, evidence-free, abuse::firstlook.org/theintercept/a…
@snlester Now with State Govts I believe. Broad support. It will pass [And Exec controls Parliament in our system :-( ]
Scandalous attack on our liberties by Abbott, Bishop —> Asian press trumpets suppression story. Diplomatic triumph!wikileaks.org/aus-suppressio…O
@sdonnan WTO? Even Mega-Regs confirm relevance of the rules, standards that they extend by reference. Danger is compliance may deteriorate.
@alanbeattie Well, half fortunate, anyway. “Explicit consensus” (India’s obscure price for the consensus) was the reef that wrecked Cancún.
I’m an optimist out of experience, not temperament. I recall the big room in Doha (2001) when India stuck it out to the next-to-last moment.
@SimonEvenett Still, most will register that the WTO’s first Agreement in 20 years failed to get up. That’s a (probably) fatal result.
@tgemiles Tom, if something more from me wd. help, let me know. Happy to help. Going to bed in an hour or so, however :-)