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Sure Start, Sure Future Conference Fringe

Thank you very much to everyone who packed our Labour Party Conference fringe event to the rafters. Special thanks to our superb panel of Polly Toynbee, Sharon Hodgson MP, Anne Longfield from 4Children and Karen Jennings from UNISON. 96 more words


The Labour Party’s Call for Tactical Voting Ignores Its Own History

The Labour Party’s Call for Tactical Voting Ignores Its Own History
by Ian Sinclair
New Left Project
27 April 2015

The argument will be familiar to anyone who has ever dared to suggest they will vote for a party to the left of Labour. 1,115 more words

UK Domestic Politics

Book lovers flock to Chippy for The Archers, Richard and Judy and much more!

Last weekend saw town full of book-lovers and writers for the fourth Chipping Norton Literary Festival (ChipLitFest).

This was the last festival to be run by Chippy’s… 439 more words


The Case For NOTA: A Call To All Reformists

As the 2015 UK general election approaches, talk of electoral reform and interest in NOTA UK’s campaign to get a formal None Of The Above (NOTA) option added to UK ballot papers grows. 936 more words




Now rules democracy of the godless sort
The new half blind, eccentric British kind
Without real logic or true sense of right… 822 more words

Religious Issues

It's an election, not a war, Polly Toynbee

I expected better from Polly Toynbee. The Guardian’s columnist is usually a wise commentator on politics, and a passionate voice for the deprived. But today’s column indulged in childish war cliches. 52 more words


On liberal disunity

About as close as I’ve ever come to making a name for myself as a journalist was when I published a blog in August 2011 ridiculing… 993 more words