Ed Miliband’s crackdown on payday lenders is long overdue. They’re already preying on vulnerable people.
David Miliband’s resignation as an MP to run a charity in New York is a loss to the Labour Party. More than that, though, it tells us what a state Labour is in.
There has recently been speculation about the possibility of Alistair Darling replacing Ed Balls as shadow chancellor – a change on which Darling [...]
Master strategist George Osborne’s latest cunning plan is to play Bad European to David Cameron’s Good European. The Prime Minister said in July that leaving the EU would be “bad for Britain” and “a complete denial of our national interests”. The Daily Telegraph paraphrased him thus: “Mr Cameron will not countenance leaving the EU and [...]
The imagery and the towns change, but the theme of party conferences is always the same: we are the party looking out for YOU.
My name is Gráinne Maguire and I have a terrible secret; this year, the highlight of my social calendar, my Glastonbury, my 18-30s holiday is the Labour Party Conference in Manchester. As a stand-up comedian and a veteran of the Edinburgh festival, I want to see how the Labour Party conference compares with the annual comedy month of shame.
Tony Blair made a tentative return to politics last week as an advisor to the Labour Party. For a number of people on the left, including your humble servant, this did not sit particularly well. Many of us had hoped that under the stewardship of Ed Miliband the Labour Party would move beyond the privatisation and political cowardice of the “triangulation” years to a more confidently social democratic outlook
If some of the more hysterical right wing papers are to be believed there is only one type of young person; the angry, feckless yob that graces the front of the tabloids carrying various electronic goods looted from Argos.
The politics behind Ed Miliband’s long-awaited speech on immigration are pretty straightforward. Polling – and Labour activists’ experience on the doorstep – suggest that immigration remains a big concern for large numbers of working-class voters. Unless Labour engages with a conversation going on in ‘every kitchen’, as Ed Miliband puts it, the [...]
At the weekend we splashed on how 26 per cent of Tory voters would “seriously consider” voting for UKIP, after 10 per cent have already made the switch. I went back to ComRes to find out where the other parties vote has gone. This is what the results show – and they make grim reading for Nick Clegg.
Andrew Lansley’s announcement that pregnant women being cared for under the NHS will be provided with a ‘named’ midwife, seems thoroughly unrealistic.
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