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Theatre of Dreams #cpc17

Cameron and Osborne – not Boris Johnson – ruined Theresa May’s week

4 October 2017 · Leave a comment

All things Bright-on beautiful? #Lab17

‘A normal, social occasion’ – G Greene

27 September 2017 · Leave a comment

The Bourne(mouth) Legacy #LDconf

The oddest of conferences

20 September 2017 · Leave a comment

Beyond ‘Brexit means Brexit’: report from the Conservative conference

This ‘real Conservative’ government could be a Labour/Ukip coalition

6 October 2016 · Leave a comment

Unexpected Angels: report from the Labour conference

Labour’s wings talked unity but each walked alone

1 October 2016 · 1 Comment

Charities should get off the mat: report from the Liberal Democrat conference

Still more to do to explain the charitable sector

21 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Postcard from Manchester: the only way is down

If you follow these kinds of things, you’ll already know that the Tories made a rather serious pitch for the centre ground, and that David Cameron’s potential successors have already … Continue reading

13 October 2015 · 1 Comment

Postcard from Brighton: Mods vs rockers at the Labour Party Conference

Two angry tribes met earlier this week in Brighton. The rockers arrived with a swagger, buoyed up with their leadership win. No one really knew how the vanquished mods would … Continue reading

2 October 2015 · 1 Comment

Postcard from Bournemouth: the Liberal Democrats are the party of paradox

Each year I visit all three party conferences. I usually come away from the Liberal Democrat conference feeling somehow charmed and this year is no exception. This year I’m also puzzled. … Continue reading

23 September 2015 · 1 Comment

Some observations from the Liberal Democrat Conference in Glasgow

Yes, I know. It was a few months ago. But I was tired after three conferences and went to play in Copenhagen and looked for Borgen filming locations (specifically: Café … Continue reading

15 March 2015 · Leave a comment