In the first of a series of blogs this week looking at the politics of class, Alastair Campbell discusses Laura Wade’s Posh. The play, which, if any comparisons with the notoriously elite Bullingdon Club are drawn (of which Conservative trio David Cameron, George Osborne and Boris Johnson were all members) opens a more disturbing concern than our political leaders not knowing the price of milk. Last year the Prime Minister denied that there were similarities between the club he was famously a member of, and the destructive behaviour witnessed in the summer riots.
Blair was clearly keen on a tough international stance towards Saddam Hussein but I don’t get the impression that it could be described as an “obsession” for the former Prime Minister.
Prime Minister’s Questions was an unexciting encounter, which David Cameron won easily over paternity leave cover Harriet Harman. Except for one casual piece of ritual abuse.
Building on last week’s map, The Independent is using Debategraph again to visualize the issues addressed during the third leaders’ debate tonight – and to examine the positions of the three prime ministerial candidates on the key questions facing the country in the run up to polling day.
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In the aftermath of the historically poor results in the European and local elections, and with the prospects for the general election bleak, Labour MPs face a critical choice this evening; a dilemma on which their careers, the future of the Labour Party, and the future of the country may turn: should Gordon stay or [...]
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