April 27, 2020

Perhaps more than any other party in Western politics, the Labour Party has always been a home to contention and huge internal conflict. This is partly due to our electoral system, which forces politicians and activists into one of two main camps, within which many peo...

April 16, 2020

To the relief of many, the Labour leadership contest finally culminated last Saturday, and with it the replacement of Jeremy Corbyn with Sir Keir Starmer, the expected winner. Labour’s accidental leader was, exactly that, a monolithic accident that proved detrimental t...

April 6, 2020

The summer of 2015 seems like a lifetime ago. Few readers of this website would have started university or even their further education studies like A-levels. Prime Minister David Cameron reigned supreme after surprisingly winning an overall majority at the 2015 Genera...

Harry Truman on learning that he had become President of the United States said, ‘I feel like the moon, the stars, and all the planets had fallen on me’.

Like Truman, Sir Keir Starmer has been elevated to a position of authority at time of national emergency. The crisis...

December 12, 2019

With the polls closing in just a few hours, it is hard to determine what policies the electorate will prioritise when voting for their future government. Will it be the parties’ positions on Brexit? Will it be the NHS? Or will it be the parties’ track records on xenoph...

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...

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