A neglected part of the work of MPs is Public Bill Committees, where new laws are scrutinised in detail. Here we get a look at the inner workings not just of Bills but of ministers and their shadows.
I spent many happy hours researching the rise of Tony Blair through his work on Standing Committees, as [...]
I welcomed Ed Miliband’s speech on the economy, for its small mercies, in The Independent on Sunday. Perhaps I was ungenerous. I should have said more forcefully that policies to foster more competition are an excellent idea. This is market socialism. Or, as Stewart Wood, Miliband’s shadow-cabinet ideas person, puts it, populist Republicanism for the little [...]
I describe myself as a market socialist in an article for tomorrow’s Independent about the Royal Mail flotation. So this seems a good time to rescue a post from the old Independent Minds Blog from four years ago, which is somewhere in cyberspace but no longer Googleable.
Posted by John Rentoul
Tuesday, 28 July 2009 at [...]
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