Category: UK Politics

Forget Left & Right: Now is a Time for Change

The EU referendum highlighted the true fault lines in British society. Now it’s time for our two main political parties to reflect these. What happened on June 23 was a wholesale rejection of the...

Labour needs to have an attentive discussion, not a petty shouting match. (Photo: The Mirror)

Labour Needs Nuance

By thinking of everyone and everything in terms of being “Blairite” or “Corbynite”, Labour risks succumbing to a black-and-white view of the party and wider politics which the country neither understands nor cares for....

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...

Jeremy Corbyn is supposed to inspiring hope within the Labour party. (Photo: PA)

Standing By, Not Standing Up

Brexit has shown Jeremy Corbyn to be an elitist seller of magic beans. But for Corbynistas, the sand looks to be a welcoming place for one’s head. Britain is divided, the Prime Minister has...

The EU referendum involves a very special kind of decision: ultimate power is at stake. (Photo: www.cicero-group.com)

Stand Up and Be Counted

We need representative democracy, but when ultimate power is at stake, it is the people who must decide where it lies. Unless you’ve spent the last twelve months with your fingers in your ears,...

Vote Leave’s odd coalition of toxic characters is one reason that Britain will vote to Remain in the EU. (Photo: New Statesman)

Why Britain will Vote to Remain

The campaign to leave the EU has been filled with toxic rhetoric that has put off left-wing voters, argues Sam Glover. What campaign can unite Donald Trump, George Galloway, Iain Duncan Smith and Vladimir...

Party donors currently have too much power in politics: money should not talk louder than popular support. (Photo: BBC/Getty Images)

People Power, Not Pounds and Pence

Publically funded political parties could be part of the answer to the present mistrust and corruption in politics. It’s time to ban donors. Who pays for politics? It may seem like an odd question,...

The government’s campaign of fear is the dishonourable way to win the referendum, but the evidence suggests it’s working. (Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA)

Project Fear Is Working

Scaring the electorate into voting for “Remain” may be wrong, but it is working nonetheless. Having witnessed the passion and intense level of debate during Scotland’s independence referendum in 2014, it seemed the rather...

Is Jeremy Corbyn really set to be a revolutionary political leader? (Photo: PA)

The New Corbynomics

Jeremy Corbyn’s mandate from the Labour Party membership was founded on the “new politics,” but Labour’s State of the Economy Conference may well have signalled a relapse to the old agenda. “Wealth creation is...

The SNP officially supports remaining in Europe but could leaving be a huge boost to their independence campaign? (Photo: The Independent)

The EU Referendum: Ajockalypse Now

The SNP has threatened to hold another independence referendum if Scotland is dragged out of the EU by England. The consequences of ignoring Scotland’s voice in this debate have never been direr. Whilst a...

Syrian refugees strike at the platform of Budapest Keleti railway station, 4 September 2015. (Photo: Mstyslav Chernov)

Tipping Point

David Cameron devoted copious amounts of time to negotiating the terms of his insignificant EU deal, yet with public concern growing over the worsening refugee crisis, perhaps his focus should have been elsewhere As...

This year’s Scottish parliamentary election was the fifth since Holyrood’s formation. (Photo: Getty)

Holyrood’s Rude Awakenings

As the dust settles from Thursday’s Scottish Parliament elections, Ryan Curran looks at how Scottish politics is no longer simply a matter of left vs right, but rather one of nationalism vs unionism. Last...

Nationwide council, assembly, parliamentary and mayoral polls have resulted in a mixed but disappointing showing in Jeremy Corbyn’s first major electoral test as Labour leader. (Image: BBC/Getty Images

The Costs of Complacency

With Labour’s mixed showing in this May’s elections, Antony Tucker argues that major changes are needed to revive the party’s electability. With the results of the council, Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, Police and Crime...

Sorry, Ken: You’re a Liability

Examining Ken’s history of controversy and his historical illiteracy, Sam Glover argues that Ken Livingstone’s time in the Labour Party should be over. Who would’ve thought it? Ken Livingstone has finally been suspended from...

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