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Three colours: blue. Conservative conference 2018

Venn grassroots attack

5 October 2018 · Leave a comment

Three colours: red. Labour conference 2018

Passionate, serious and sober

28 September 2018 · Leave a comment

Why the Tories won, by Tim Ross – book review #Election2017

Are we in Groundhog Day?

2 May 2017 · Leave a comment

The Unfinished Revolution by Philip Gould – book review

After Copeland, some lessons from the 1990s

27 February 2017 · 2 Comments

Clive Lewis, Kremlinology, and the Corbyn end game

Tipping point for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership?

8 February 2017 · Leave a comment

All Out War, by Tim Shipman: a remainer’s review

Vivid, energetic, gloomy.

30 January 2017 · 7 Comments

Politics in crisis: the role of the polls

Polls are taking on a life of their own. It isn’t their fault.

10 November 2016 · Leave a comment

Traingate: Now Virgin offer Tories a better deal than Labour

A conspiracy theorist’s delight

31 August 2016 · Leave a comment

After Brexit – five questions for the Labour party

It’s down to tactics now, as the Labour leadership struggle rumbles on. Angela Eagle is, we hear, poised to strike. Personally, I’d advise that Ms Eagle and Mr Smith make … Continue reading

4 July 2016 · Leave a 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