The deadline for submissions to the Collins Review is less than two weeks away, the process – most likely to end in some form of complex compromise – is coming to a close. That’s no bad thing. There’s little to be gained here from one section of the party trampling over another just a year before an election. Compromise isn’t a dirty word. But there’s been a lack of debate within the party about what party reform should actually look […]
There was some disagreement earlier this year when a Fabian Society report suggested that Labour would need the support of non-voters to get 40% of the vote. Some said that wouldn’t happen and some suggested it was wishful thinking Yet a poll today...
Jon Cruddas IPPR speech – ‘Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I’ll remember. Involve me and I’ll understand’
Jon Cruddas was speaking at Coin Street today to launch the IPPR interim report on The Condition of Britain. It’s likely to be a key part of Labour’s policy review. Here’s what he said: Thank you Coin Street for hosting us today. The...
The Lib Dems have been a bit more sheepish about campaigning in the past few years, but with local elections in May, their questionable bar charts were always going to return. This one is a corker… (h/t: Richard Osley) If you’ve seen any...
- Ed Balls votes in the Commons dressed as Santa
- Sun Political Editor reacts to Stella Creasy’s question on Page 3 by talking about her clothes
- David Cameron is planning ANOTHER tax cut for the rich
Here are some things that have happened over the last week: On Sunday, news broke of the list of people who had been prepared by Spencer Livermore and Douglas Alexander to be consulted about how to win the next general election. I have written elsewhere...
Ray Collins has a tough assignment. But, based on my consultations with party and trade union members across the West Midlands region over the last month, there are opportunities to be seized – as well as traps to be avoided. The risks are easily...
Ed Miliband and David Cameron both spoke in the Commons on Monday to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. They both then jumped on a flight to South Africa to attend his memorial service yesterday (selfies included) before flying back...
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- How the government buried bad news on access to transport for disabled people
I first met Nelson Mandela on 6 May 1993 – two weeks after my son Stephen was murdered on the streets of London. At this point my family was trying to get the police to arrest the five suspects who we...
The Conservative Party have been twisting in the wind since the death of Nelson Mandela. As Parliament honoured the South African leader we saw more conflicted souls on the government benches as they paid...
Ed Miliband’s tribute to Nelson Mandela – “We mourn his loss. We give thanks for his life. And we honour his legacy.”
Speaking in the Commons today – Ed Miliband made the following tribute to Nelson Mandela: Mr Speaker, today we remember the incomparable life of Nelson Mandela. This House traditionally gathers to...
- Nelson Mandela and the Conservative Party – forgive, but never forget
- Nelson Mandela was a leader who touched everyone
- To the extent that Nelson Mandela had mainland neighbours in the 1980’s I was one of them