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Oldham west by election: Why do local politicians want to win national office?

With the Oldham west by-election looming today’s guest blogger Simon Parker asks what the future holds for England’s regional politics?

Oldham west is rapidly becoming one of those totemic by-elections that will be quoted by political historians for years to come. 582 more words

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Tony Blair (former UK PM) takes partial blame for Iraq War and creation of ISIS

Tony Blair (former UK PM) takes partial blame for Iraq War and creation of ISIS

(Even after over 23 years, Blair is lying through his teeth. 1,173 more words


Opinion - Labour leadership race is flawed over 'hard left infiltrators', say Labour MPs | Daily Mail Online - John Gelmini

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It is not just the Labour Party’s rulebook that needs a rewrite as Dr Alf suggests but the nature of the Party itself needs to be redefined, so that it has at least some relevance to the 21st century. 217 more words


Labour Welfare Bill Split Widens As Leftwingers Defend Their Rebellion, Osborne 'Return To '80s'

Original post from Huffington Post

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Labour splits over the Tories’ welfare plans widened today as rebel MPs remained defiant and George Osborne accused the party of going ‘left, left, left’. 1,178 more words


David Blunkett

The biography I am reviewing is David Blunkett by Stephen Pollard which is a very good book that I bought from a local secondhand shop. This book is around 330 pages so is a decent length. 200 more words


Not Mr Blob: The debt that we owe Sir Chris Woodhead

A school inspector is an odd place to begin a history and politics blog. That aside, the life of the late Sir Chris Woodhead, who passed away after his long battle with Motor Neurone Disease and Colon Cancer, is worth celebrating due to his lifelong commitment to educational standards. 684 more words