It seems a long time ago that I found myself at a Labour Party political conference. I have never been a serial attendee. As an MP it was a bit of a busman’s holiday, but necessary to keep in touch with the Party.
We knew what was coming at the ‘Mini-Budget’ yesterday. Despite a hiatus in politics for the death and mourning of the Queen the Budget was well trailed. From the Bankers Bonus cap being lifted to the reversal in NI (which they all voted for a few months ago) it was all there in plain sight. Yes of course there were a few ‘surprises’ as any Chancellor feels they need up their sleeve. The early cut in income tax and the 45p higher rate amongst them. But they were all part of the same narrative.
I have become a a big fan of the Rest is Politics Podcast with Alistair Campbell and Rory Stewart. As they continually top the Podcast charts it appears I am … Continue reading Angry, Depressed, Fearful or hopeful
If you haven’t watched Emily Maitlis deliver her speech to the Edinburgh TV Festival here is the link to the full text. It is worth a few minutes of your … Continue reading This isn’t normal!
August is traditionally known as the Silly Season in Fleet Street. Its the annual jamboree of silly stories made up by journalists when Parliament is in recess and the country … Continue reading Summer Silly Season Suspended for 2022 as harsh reality bites.
Labour hold their biggest poll lead over the Conservatives for almost ten years amid mass dissatisfaction with the government’s handling of the cost of living.A YouGov poll for The Times … Continue reading Labour takes biggest poll lead in ten years as cost of living crisis bites | News | The Times
The weekly stories about the probable energy price cap for this winter are genuinely scaring families across the country. I will be honest, whilst the current cap is pretty expensive … Continue reading Opposition stepping up pressure on Government to act over energy prices
These are extraordinary times as we head into a winter crisis on all fronts. The Tory leadership candidates are fixated on culture wars and fighting the Thatcher battles of the 1980’s Now is the time to offer a radical alternative of a brighter future.