Labour has completely stopped listening to its natural supporters

The shock and despair of many labour members and members of parliament when David Dimbleby announced the decision that Britain was to leave the European Union was not surprising. Many politicians and party members had spent a lot of time and, indeed, emotion defending...

A proxy election in UNITE is bad news for all sides

“A plague a’ both your houses.” ~ Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet Act 3, Scene 1, 91. As I type this article, the election for the General Secretary of UNITE the union is in full force. Candidates have decided on a their strategy and sent out literature to decide the who...

Automation and the future of the Labour Party

In his most recent, marathon blog on Leave’s victory in last year’s referendum, Dominic Cummings makes the well-worn, but oft forgotten point that moments like our decision to leave the EU are by their nature over-determined, the product of a confluence of...