Tag Archives: Labour


Not quite an earthquake in the UK local elections

One of the things in the UK Local Elections that interests me the most is why on earth they don’t all take place at the same time, like constituencies in General Elections, or regions in the European Elections. It doesn’t necessarily create election fatigue, as each ward doesn’t have an election each time. However,┬áit means […]






Shadow Cabinet elections to go?

It was reported earlier today that Ed Miliband supports calls to scrap Shadow Cabinet elections. Many people support the idea (Tony Blair, Benedict Brogan and me as examples), but there is naturally some opposition and claims that it will be anti-democratic. This move has also been compared to the famous (and successful) attempts by Tony […]


Dennis Skinner – Dinosaur or legend? 3

I’ve sometimes joked that Dennis Skinner must be a Time Lord, because everytime I he speaks I feel like I’m going back into the 1970s. His tone sounds like an an old-school, angry industrial worker on strike (he was a miner though before becoming an MP and was a well-known supporter of Arthur Scargill). It’s […]



It’s time to drop ‘Conservative-led Government’ 1

If you watch PMQs, TV news or take notice of some other form of media, you’ll probably have heard the term ‘Conservative-led Government’. It is the latest thing being used by Labour to help destabilise the government, instead of focusing on creating alternative policy. In some respects, it’s a perfectly legitimate phrase and I will […]


Labour Uncut disregarding part of the government

An article was recently posted on the popular blog ‘Labour Uncut‘ entitled ‘Can we please just ignore the Lib Dems?’. I viewed this with interest as the author (Rob Marchant) seemed to claim that campaigning against the Liberal Democrats was a waste of energy and they should focus their efforts on the Conservatives. He thinks […]