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Policy-free, but a good Labour speech, Eagle Eye

Policy-free, but a good Labour speech

On the day that Ed Miliband, who usually makes content-free speeches, came up with a policy, Jon Cruddas, who is in charge of Labour’s policy, gave a speech that contained no policy. But I thought its tone of Bipartisan Reasonableness was significant:
Personally, I very much welcomed David Cameron when he began to talk about ‘a social [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 14 February 2013 at 3:04 pm

Jon Cruddas and “belonging”, Eagle Eye

Jon Cruddas and “belonging”

Jon Cruddas, Ed Miliband’s policy head, gave an interesting speech at the Resolution Foundation yesterday.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 7 February 2013 at 4:13 pm

The over-arching Jon Cruddas, Eagle Eye

The over-arching Jon Cruddas

Uh oh. The Meaningless Guff Detector has been activated. What the Labour Party has lacked since the last election is an “over-arching story”. Jon Cruddas, the party’s new policy supremo, in an interview with The Observer yesterday is more in the tantalising hints territory than down with the specifics. But he has already abolished 19 [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 18 June 2012 at 2:02 pm

We have physical health and we have mental health – it’s time we saw them as equal, Health

We have physical health and we have mental health – it’s time we saw them as equal

Members of parliament gathered in the House of Commons today to discuss something which has, for far too many years, been sidelined, overlooked and if acknowledged at all, treated with a certain level of complacency; mental health.

By | Health, Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 15 June 2012 at 11:06 am

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