Labour Members should Spend Less Time Tweeting About Trump and More Time Talking to Voters

Labour Members should Spend Less Time Tweeting About Trump and More Time Talking to Voters

It is a symptom of modern times that our attention span is so short. We are in an era where everyone, not just the much maligned ‘millennial’, uses social media to denounce their enemies. To tell the world who is ‘Scum’ or ‘a disgrace’. The time is such that we cannot...
Tony Blair remains a political colossus, but he’s wrong about Brexit

Tony Blair remains a political colossus, but he’s wrong about Brexit

I admit to being a big fan of Tony Blair. As Donald Trump might put it, no one is a bigger fan of Tony Blair than me. I remember being at the Labour Party conference in Brighton in 2001, just a couple of weeks after the 9/11 attacks.  The air-exclusion zone in place...

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...
Politics is realigning along open vs. closed boundaries – Labour must decide whether it wants to deny the progress of history, or to own the future

Politics is realigning along open vs. closed boundaries – Labour must decide whether it wants to deny the progress of history, or to own the future

Across the world, reactionary forces are on the march. In America, Donald Trump is intent on closing US borders to history’s latest ‘other’ – Muslims. Meanwhile, the UK is now embarking on a ‘hard Brexit’, putting as much political...