Author: Joseph Ward

Corbyn’s massive mandate is not a guarantee of electoral success. (Photo: The Mirror)

Challengers Beware

Corbyn’s politics are good. His leadership not so. He has to go if Labour is to win, but a coup solves nothing – gentle coercion is the answer. Corbyn has to go: his failure...

Sarah Palin is seen as an early product of the Tea party movement (Photo: Politics Home)

Sarah Palin: Great Orator, Awful Speaker

Sarah Palin’s constant scrambling for words is almost enchanting. Bewitched, Joseph Ward explores why. Nowadays, many seem to believe that we live in a time without great orators or inspirational leaders. The growth of...

Corbyn with the shadow foreign secretary, Hilary Benn, who escaped the firing line (Photo: The Guardian)

Reshuffle: The Best Show in Town

The Labour reshuffle has finally finished. Joseph Ward says it was a true sign of Corbyn’s strength as a leader. On Tuesday, one of the most highly anticipated shadow cabinet reshuffles in history began....

British armed responders are only used in cases of absolute emergency. (Photo: The Mirror)

No-One Should Have a Licence to Kill

If the government goes ahead with shoot-to-kill, we will only make martyrs of terrorists and monsters of ourselves. Britain identifies itself as a country of tolerance, freedom and respect. These are the British values...

The Politics of the Poppy

Poppy or no poppy? Red poppy or white poppy? Joseph Ward examines the politics of a floricultural minefield. Thank God! He is wearing a poppy.” That was the first review I heard of Corbyn’s...

An Upper Chamber Worth Voting For

Amidst what some are calling a “constitutional crisis”, Joseph Ward says that we need the House of Lords and we should be looking at ways to save it. Lords reform clearly is not the...

Trade unionism at its fiercest. (Photo: SumOfUs)

An Unbreakable Union

Joseph Ward, chair of Norwich Young Labour, argues for the importance of trade unions and the vital role they play in the United Kingdom. I found it rather ironic that the attempt of Conservative...

The two just after the results had been announced. (Photo: New Statesman)

Is Watson the Brutus to Corbyn’s Caesar?

Labour’s new enforcer and MP for West Bromwich East pledged himself to serve Jeremy Corbyn. However, could Tom Watson be the man to lead a coup against Jeremy Corbyn? In September 2006, Watson wrote...

British Democracy’s Dirtiest Secret

Britain is one of the few European countries to have an outright ban on prisoners voting. It’s time that changed. One of the undeniable positives about democracy is how it empowers people. Democracy, coming...

A New World Full of Old Faces

Joseph Ward offers some pithy advice for ex-leaders getting involved in their parties: back off! Last week, Gordon Brown made a speech about the Labour leadership election and joined the long list of former...

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