Out of the corner of my eye yesterday I spotted someone on the rolling news. He looked vaguely familiar. It took me a minute to realise it was Gordon Brown. Less than four years ago Gordon was Labour Leader and Prime Minister. It feels like another era. We are really a bit rubbish as a country about working out what role our former PMs should have. None of them get any formal status in the way a US President does, […]
The recent passing of Ed Miliband’s party reforms (via the “Collins Review”) at Special Conference set in motion the process of changing the way the party is organised. But there were a number of loose ends to tie up, including how the...
John Mann writes to Ed Miliband – and calls on him to pledge an EU Referendum within 12 months of the next election
Labour backbencher John Mann has today written to Ed Miliband, calling on him to pledge an EU referendum within 12 months of the 2015 General Election. Citing a survey in his constituency, Mann says that “the people are becoming restless and my...
Tory Minister under fire after implying there are no women on the MPC because appointments are “based on merit”
Treasury Minister Sajid Javid has come under fire today over his comments regarding the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) which currently has no female members. In response to a question in the Commons, Javid said: “The Monetary Policy Committee consists...
- Ed Miliband on Bob Crow “a major figure in the labour movement…loved and deeply respected by his members”
- Tory Minister Freud says it’s “very hard” to know why people use Food Banks
- Gordon Brown unveils 6 point plan for Scotland (and Britain)
These are clearly tough times for the Co-operative Group. Something has clearly gone wrong in the business and real change will be needed to put things right. The outgoing Chief Executive, Euan Sutherland is obviously a man of considerable intellect...
Despite the government trumpeting a recovery, hard working people and small businesses in places like Dudley are still struggling. Both will be watching the upcoming Budget closely for some sign that the government understands what they’re going...
Last week the Chief Executive of the Electoral Commission addressed the Annual Conference of the Association of Electoral Administrators in Blackpool. All good people, but all now involved in creating a dangerous culture of complacency over the introduction...
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