Tagged: Labour

Jeremy Corbyn has failed to take responsibility for recent by-election defeats, despite his low approval ratings holding his party back. (Photo: Telegraph)

Copeland and Stoke: Learning the Lessons

After an historic defeat in Cumbria and a narrow victory in Stoke during last week’s by-elections, Antony Tucker examines where Labour go from here. There are five stages to by-election grief: 1) Denial –...

Politics is no longer Blairite but the centre is still the place to be. (Photo: PA)

You’re Right, So I Left

Even after Brexit, elections are still won in the centre-ground. The centre can and does hold – as it has since 1945. For a narcissist, Tony Blair had a remarkable knack for understanding the...

Outgoing Labour MP Jamie Reed swaps the backbench for a position at Sellafield nuclear power plant. Photo: PA

Down but Not Out: Labour’s Prospects

2017 will be a tough year for Labour but they shouldn’t be written off. If they can hold fast to their principles while taking advantage of the turbulent political climate, hope remains. The resignation...

A new Conservative Party? Is that even a good thing? (Image: Seattlepi)

Look to the right. It’s empty.

A key feature of Western liberalism must always be small and limited government. Theresa May’s shift to centrism means that no party wishes to uphold this important principle any longer. Since the shift of the...

Whilst Reagan stoked a revival of the US's classical liberal tradition, Trump has snuffed it out. (Photo: Salon)

Bye Bye Miss American Pie

Donald Trump’s election victory is the death knell for the founding ideology of the United States. On 9 November 2016, Donald Trump, to the astonishment of virtually everyone (including, most likely, the man himself)...

The fierce battle between "Blairites" and "Corbynites" is irrelevant to most of Labour's traditional supporters. (Photo: The Guardian)

Get These Parties Started

The United Kingdom needs an entirely new set of political parties to represent the real divisions in today’s society. To the surprise of no-one, Jeremy Corbyn fended off Owen Smith’s leadership challenge, cementing his...

Pictured above, Corbyn and Lucas hitting it off. Or perhaps not. (Photo: The Guardian)

The Rainbow Coalition

Back in June, the Green Party called for a “progressive alliance” of all parties on the left, and they want it in Richmond too. With the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn, here’s why that wouldn’t...

Campaigning for a lost country. (Photo: Reuters)

Working Class Losers

The left-behind are the result of hard problems, not organised malignancy. The problems of Brexit are likely to worsen their lot. On the steps of 10 Downing Street, Theresa May promised a government “not...

Theresa May emerges from Downing Street (Photo: WSJ)

Conservative Paper Tiger

With Labour falling apart, the Liberal Democrats in the wilderness and Ukip searching for a new purpose, the way looks clear for continued Conservative dominance. But the party shouldn’t rest on its laurels just...

On the 24th September 2016, Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected leader of the Labour Party receiving 313, 209 votes: 61.8 per cent of the total vote share (Photo: Flickr/Gary Knight)

Keep Calm and Corbyn On

With the Labour leadership contest finally over, the big question is what happens next? Frankly, no-one knows. But what’s certain is you cannot fight darkness with darkness; Labour need to offer a vision full...

The grammar school: an important vehicle for social mobility, banned by a Labour government. (Photo: Guernsey Grammar School)

Left Behind

Labour are floundering in their own muck, and their latest argument against Theresa May’s grammar school scheme is just further evidence of why their anti-ambition rhetoric can’t beat the Tories. Theresa May has swept...

Jeremy Corbyn at a recent Newcastle leadership rally, one of many rallies held in support of the leader. (Photo: Julian Hamilton/Daily Mirror)

Say ‘Yes’ to Jez

As an inevitable September victory for Jeremy Corbyn awaits, Labour must move forward more united than ever. The deep chasm dividing the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) and Labour membership continues to widen, as Jeremy...

The House of Lords has become the largest unelected upper house in the world – its functions need to be transferred to a smaller, fairly elected body. (Photo: BBC/ Getty Images)

A Peerless Democracy?

The House of Lords is well overdue for reform, and David Cameron’s Resignation Honours List has shown why we need an elected upper house, says Antony Tucker. The House of Lords’ continued existence stands...

Dead End

Alex Moore sees three paths Labour can choose right now. The trouble is: none of them end well. A lot has happened in the past few weeks: Labour MPs staged a protest against their...

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...

Tony Benn and Bob Crow: two prominent left-wing eurosceptics who are seldom mentioned. (Photo: The Mirror)

I support Brexit because I’m left-wing, not in spite of it

Eurosceptics are perceived as being right-wing Conservative or Ukip supporters. Sam Glover bucks the trend. I’m not supposed to be a eurosceptic. As a nineteen-year-old, Labour-supporting Londoner, I am the “In” campaign’s core demographic;...

Yes, people hate George Osborne, but that won’t do Labour much good if he’s not leader in 2020. (Photo: The Mirror)

Teflon Tories

Everyone hates the individual members of the cabinet, but somehow the Conservative Party as a whole makes itself immune to criticism, argues Sam Glover. The current cabinet is filled with some of the most...

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