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No Need for New Labour

There’s a popular misconception that the political repositioning of the Labour Party was what won the 1997 election and kicked the Tories out of power for the first time since 1979. 856 more words


Photo of the Day: The Shared Society

I am not sure why politicians do it, but slogans so often comes back to haunt them, be it John Major’s ‘Back to Basics’, David Cameron’s ‘Big Society’, or New Labour’s pre Iraq ‘Ethical Foreign Policy’. 229 more words


Whither Labour?

Can Labour win again asks Richard Angell and Maya Goodfellow

The Speakers’ Corner Trust hosts Progress director Richard Angell and LabourList columnist Maya Goodfellow debating the challenges facing Labour and the way forward. 9 more words

Jeremy Corbyn

Definitely maybe

(Written 16/08/16)

It is, several radio programmes and broadsheet articles inform us, twenty years since the ‘Summer of Britpop’. I was there, young and music-loving. Comparisons with earlier golden ages are inexact; it can’t have been like the 60s, since I can remember it. 2,644 more words

We weren't supposed to be : Twenty years of Different Class

In the dark times

Will there also be singing?

Yes there will also be singing.

About the dark times.


(written 31/10/15)

“We weren’t supposed to be/ we learned too much at school/ now we can’t help but see/ that the future that you’ve got mapped out is nothing much to shout about”. 830 more words

We're stuck in the Land of Brexit Blues. We need more than ever for Labour to gain a brain, the Lib-Dems to gain courage, and moderate Conservatives to gain a heart.

Post referendum, we’re stuck in the Land of Brexit Blues. Now more than ever we need moderate Conservatives to gain a heart, Labour to gain a brain and the Lib-Dems to gain some Courage, if we are to get out of the tornado that bought us here. 2,080 more words