Yesterday evening I tweeted about Sir Martin Sorrell’s comment piece in the Evening Standard.
RT “@AdamTyndall: Excellent piece from Sir Martin Sorrell in today’s @standardnews. Clear, cogent case for staying in the EU.”
I got a reply from the Standard’s letters page inviting me to expand my comment. I asked how long they wanted […]
A shorter version of this review first appeared in the July edition of Progress magazine.
This is not a book about China. As Byrne admits in the conclusion to ‘Turning to Face the East’, “it’s actually a book about Britain written by a politician who has spent most of his career in business.” The […]
ITV have finally uncovered Liam Byrne’s infamous note written to his successor as Chief Secretary to the Teasury in 2010. It’s not especially surprising that they’ve come across given that David Laws gave it to them. We know this because he also gave them a smug interview whilst holding it. It was accompanied by […]
A poll was released by LabourList today. The full article can be found here but there were two key results. It found “nearly half of all voters (42%) saying that they believed that public control of the railways would make them cheaper for passengers”. The second is that “those believing that the service would […]
Yesterday, Mark Ferguson espoused an entirely sensible – and extremely popular – viewpoint: “If you’re doing a second job, then you’re not giving your full attention to your first one. And all MPs have a duty of care to their constituency, their voters and their party to give their full time to their work […]
There will, no doubt, be those in the coming days who argue that Labour’s response to the UKIP surge must be patriotic and socially conservative. This would be both the wrong policy and the wrong politics.
My guess is that most people who read this will agree that it’s the wrong policy. Labour […]
“What I watch for in political leaders is: do you have the courage to stand up to the party base and say in the end if I’m elected I represent all the people not just the people who voted for me? If I’m elected prime minister, I’m here to represent the whole country, not […]
Minimum per unit pricing may or may not help to address the devastating effects of alcohol abuse on individual lives and on wider society. Personally, I’m inclined to agree with Jacqui Smith who wrote that “By the time I finished as home secretary, I was pretty convinced that the last Labour government should […]
This classical analogy – taken from the Odyssey – was the starting point for the session entitled Real Change for Britain: What are the Long-term Challenges Facing the Next Labour Government? at this weekend’s
“All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.” Spike Milligan
“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” Thomas Jefferson
RT @theobertram Now there's been a Tory in No10 for 7 years, I can't believe the appetite on the left - my side - to eat itself has grown, not diminished.
RT @mrjohnofarrell 18 year olds; if you screwed up your A levels, just remember your parents' generation gave you debt, no housing & Brexit so they can shut up
I'm no Burnham cheerleader but 5 London MPs at the exclusion of the Mayor of our second city sends the wrong messag… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
£5,800 interest before even finishing a degree?! Can you imagine the response if the government were pumping up mor… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
This is an absolute scandal. We were sold our student loans on the promise that it would be the best debt we ever g… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
RT @Tony_Robinson Frictionless trade? What a brilliant idea! Why don't we join up with a lot of other European countries who want the same thing?