On Saturday morning with the Dominic Cummins story first breaking I thought I’d leave it alone as it seemed as though it may be just a bit of a process or Westminster bubble issue therefore not important in marginal swing voters in seats like Loughborough.
New polling of the public has found Keir Starmer’s net favourability has jumped 50 points compared to where Jeremy Corbyn left off as Labour leader.
One of the benefits of social media is the annual reminder of past events. I love May 1st when friends and colleagues pop up on my timleines with the memories of May 1st 1997. Forever 1st May will be a reminder of the historic Labour victory in 1997 for me. It certainly changed my life!
The strangest of times for Starmer’s first PMQs The routine of PMQs is obvious. Since Blair changed the format in 1997 (Blairs first PMQs is worth watching – even for … Continue reading Competence is back – We have a real Opposition
This week we saw the death toll from Covid-19 pass the 10,000 mark in the UK. This is only the figure for hospital deaths. It will be much higher when … Continue reading Ten Thousand Deaths and Rising. Paying the Price for a Slow Response?
We are just one week into keir Starmer’s leadership of the Labour Party so it’s not time to making grand statements that might look a little foolish in 6-12months time! … Continue reading A Competent Shadow Cabinet – A Really Welcome Start!
I have a spring back in my step. The first 48 hours of Keir Starmer’s leadership of the Labour Party has gone as well as I could have hoped for given the extraordinary political circumstances which form the backdrop.
This feels a strange day. In normal circumstances news would be dominated by the announcement of the new Labour leader. Quite rightly the special conference arranged for today was cancelled. So instead I sat at home refreshing my twitter feed like thousands of others across the country.
As 2020 is just around the corner it feels appropriate to look back over the last decade and not just 2019. Perhaps because 2019 seems to have so politically exhausting … Continue reading Time for a Fresh Political Start in 2020? What will 2030 look like?
I have taken my own advice from my last Blog and taken time over the last week to reflect, research and listen and not write! Clearly despite the call for … Continue reading A Quick Goodbye to Politics in 2019
At the same time as everybody is calling for the Party to pause, reflect and listen before rushing to replace the failed Corbyn leadership the starting gun has been fired … Continue reading Pause & Think Before Electing a New Labour Leader – But Corbyn Should Go Now
Like many political progressive observers I felt angry and disillusioned on Friday morning and took to social media to point out where I thought the blame lay – Corbyn, Brexit … Continue reading Time Needed for Reflection Listening & a Lot More Humility