What do Adam Smith, Karl Marx and Stella Creasy have in common?, Eagle Eye

What do Adam Smith, Karl Marx and Stella Creasy have in common?

I interviewed Stella Creasy, one of the most interesting of the 2010 Labour intake, for Ethos Journal. She talks so fast that we had space for only a small fraction of what she said during our hour’s conversation, so I shall post a longer version here in parts.
This first part covers the broadening of her [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 26 April 2014 at 5:04 pm

Stella Creasy, consumer champion, Eagle Eye

Stella Creasy, consumer champion

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 [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 10 March 2014 at 6:30 pm

Ed Miliband, Market Socialist, Eagle Eye

Ed Miliband, Market Socialist

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 [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 21 January 2014 at 11:34 am

Market Socialism, Eagle Eye

Market Socialism

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.
Market Socialism
Posted by John Rentoul
Tuesday, 28 July 2009 at [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 10 October 2013 at 9:24 pm

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