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...

Partly thanks to Britain, the EU is doomed – Labour must make the patriotic case for our global future

The arch-charlatan that is Boris Johnson made an out-of-character foray into truth-telling this week when he pointed out that countries such as India have traded more successfully with the EU than the UK has since the single market’s inception. As someone who...