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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

Heidi high: what Alexander’s appointment means for politics under Corbyn

One of the big question marks over Andy Burnham’s Labour leadership bid was over his performance in the Health brief. He did well enough (or Lansley did badly enough) for … Continue reading

14 September 2015 · Leave a comment

Thoughts on day one of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership

As I write this, it’s all kicking off: a Twitter storm about Ivan Lewis alongside Chuka Umunna and Mary Creagh’s resignation from the Labour front bench. Unmistakeable glee from the … Continue reading

13 September 2015 · 1 Comment