The entire Shadow Cabinet should be forced to drink Waitrose’s free coffee, Eagle Eye

The entire Shadow Cabinet should be forced to drink Waitrose’s free coffee

Ed Miliband’s more-Blairite-than-Blair triumph of breaking the power of the trade union bosses in the Labour Party was nearly overshadowed by a silly row about Waitrose’s free coffee.
Andy Sawford, a Labour frontbencher, criticised Waitrose for giving its customers free coffee (scroll down), because it undercuts coffee shops and “is acting in a way that will [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 2 March 2014 at 11:57 am

Blairite for Cameron, Eagle Eye

Blairite for Cameron

As a result of my lukewarm welcome for Ed Miliband’s pitch to the middle classes on Tuesday, Alex Massie commented on Twitter that he didn’t see how I was going to be able to bring myself to vote for a party led by Ed Miliband.
Nonsense, I said. I live in a constituency represented by a fine [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 17 January 2014 at 1:46 pm

What is a Blairite?, Eagle Eye

What is a Blairite?

My esteemed colleague Steve Richards, writing in a rival newspaper, says that Blairites “do not exist”. I was ready to text him with a polite “ahem”, when I realised that he had specifically included me (and Tony Blair) in the category of non-existent Blairites.
I am thus forced to set out my rather inadequate definition of [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 9 October 2013 at 10:54 am

When I Ruled the World, Eagle Eye

When I Ruled the World

Modesty restrained me from further advertising my billing as “the world’s leading Blairite” by my esteemed colleague Steve Richards in The Independent last month, but let us lift the bushel:
It is easy to imagine some of Cameron’s advisers working for Blair and vice versa. Take a look at a quartet of brilliant columnists. The writer [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 9 July 2013 at 2:47 pm

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