I don’t often write about ‘process’ stories as the point of this blog is to understand and connect politics into building a coalition of voters for a Labour government. I … Continue reading Cummings Plan to Smash up the State ?
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.
I meant to write this post last week and then again at the weekend. I hoped that I would have been inspired by the Labour Leadership election campaign enough to … Continue reading Lack of Inspiration in Leadership election is worrying me…
With just four days to go and most of us thinking about our normal Bank Holiday routines rather than the election it did seem it was another of those non-days … Continue reading 4 Days and Counting…
There is another week of this election to go. I am not sure how that makes you feel but I did get the impression from the Tory announcement today that … Continue reading Thinking of Exit Polls Already
As party affiliation or identification has weakened over recent years the question I am asked more frequently is about voting for the individual or the Party. It seems in 2015 … Continue reading Vote for the Party or the Person?
It is a Saturday. It must be sport for me. Throughout my life a Saturday has meant looking forward to some form of sport and the anticipation of kick-off. From … Continue reading Saturday Sport v Politics
Last week we looked at the ‘Dead cat on the Table’ strategy, but today we saw another amazing, yet depressing, spin job in operation as the Tories attacked a sensible … Continue reading Creating A Storm in a Teacup
Every political commentator always rehashes the Clinton line that all elections are about one thing – ‘It’s the economy stupid’. So in recent days the issues have drifted from the sublime … Continue reading It’s The Economy Stupid
The Tories will be pretty pleased with themselves if the news coverage today is still talking about Scotland and the SNP. Instead of the normal daily coverage of the topics … Continue reading Tory Success if we are still talking about the SNP today instead of NHS