December 4, 2019

I can’t remember a time in politics before Brexit. Since I became interested in politics, Brexit has dominated public discourse, halting all progress in other policy areas and fragmenting the two major political parties. It dominated the previous election cycle, with T...

November 23, 2019

Tom Watson recently announced his resignation as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party after little over four years in the role and also declared he would subsequently not stand in the upcoming general election. The MP for West Bromwich East since 2001, Watson was a minist...

January 5, 2019

The past few months in politics have been characterised by: ‘What if Theresa May cannot get her deal through’, ‘when will she resign’, ‘how will she convince Parliament to back Chequers?’ These fail to acknowledge the absolute farcical state of the Labour Party at the...

May 25, 2017

I strongly believe that this election gives everyone in this country a fundamental and clear choice: between an efficient, strong, organised and popular leader in Theresa May and the Conservatives, and the toxic, outdated relic from the failed 70’s/80’s socialism that...

June 19, 2016

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It’s not every day you receive an email asking if you “want to see Gordon Brown in two days’ time?” Last Tuesday I received exactly this, inviting me to a talk by former Labour Prime Minister, Chancellor, and all-round economic guru Gordon Brow...

May 2, 2016

As the London Mayoral race continues to underwhelm, it seems Londoners and the major candidates themselves will be contented to witness its conclusion. After being dominated by identical campaigns from the Labour and Conservative candidates, focusing on housing and tra...

December 23, 2015

 Photograph: Flickr / Dan-Raoul Miranda

 

Jeremy Corbyn’s appointment of Kerry McCarthy as Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs at first glance seems strange. Nevertheless, this appointment could instead hail the beginning of a more balanced...

December 23, 2015

Photograph: Flickr / Garry Knight

 

Jeremy Corbyn’s victory was unprecedented and it was phenomenal. A truely democratic mandate to lead. An expression of solidarity between the grassroots and leftist underdog backbenchers, who now rule the roost at the behest of the par...

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