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Three colours: red. Labour conference 2018

Passionate, serious and sober

28 September 2018 · Leave a comment

All things Bright-on beautiful? #Lab17

‘A normal, social occasion’ – G Greene

27 September 2017 · Leave a comment

Five Days in May, by Andrew Adonis – book review

A progressive alliance can’t get off the ground

25 April 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

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

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

Benn’s speech, four days on

Mr Benn’s speech was high on passion, short on analysis and restated the case for Labour interventionalism

6 December 2015 · 2 Comments

The Labour Party gets simultaneously larger and smaller

Day 23 of the ‘new politics’, but the old rules are still in play and Labour continues to shrink. Not numerically, as membership simultaneously grows, but in terms of the … Continue reading

6 October 2015 · Leave a comment