The Tory and the confidence fairy

There’s a funny little Panglossian piece by Tory peer and former minister Michael Bates on ConservativeHome. As an…

Labour must free the Press

The first instalment of Lord Leveson’s inquiry report into the Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press is…

Economics and perception

I’ve read with interest the recent LabourList posts by Owen Jones and Emma Burnell. I think on the…

Austerity is political

That there is ‘no money left’ is presented to us as an economic fact of life. The Conservatives have embraced…

Keynes is all we need

By Diarmid Weir In his thoughtful analysis on LabourList of our current economic predicament, Anthony Painter quoted Nobel…

Blue Labour and immigration

By Diarmid Weir Immigration, by being freighted with so many unsaid and often unconsidered subtexts, is a toxic…

A game changing campaign

By Diarmid Weir The TUC conference starts today, and union leaders are declaring war on the coalition’s deficit-reduction…