Tag: Labour Party

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Alex Hesz

The Crisis of De-meh-cracy 

Across some of the world’s largest democracies, an odd consistency is breaking out. Political commentators may obsess about which outdated election is about to be reproduced. Is it a 1997 style landslide or a Canada 1992 existential wipeout? They talk with wide eyes and rose-tinted specs of the electoral heirs

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Alex Hesz

It May Happen – Why Sunak might still spring a surprise

There remain those around Tory HQ who believe the green shoots of spring are the only buds of Sunak’s potential rescue. They are not few in number, so let’s try on their double-breasted jackets and see if we can come to play a part and seemingly believe a position. Here,

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Alex Hesz

Sunak’s Californian Plan

It is no secret that our intermittently fasting, Peloton and Patagonia Prime Minister has a superfan attraction to all things West Coast. He’s more Stanford than Stafford. More Pacific Coast Highway than A1(M). It is relevant to ask, then, who Sunak’s Cali muse might be. The archetype, the personality, that

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Alice Perry

Lessons for local parties from the Corbyn years

Just over four years ago, Labour suffered a humiliating general election defeat. At times, the party’s decline felt terminal. Under Keir Starmer, however, the turnaround over the last five years has been truly remarkable. We’ve gone from a devasted, out-of-touch, shell of a party to a serious government-in-waiting.  As Chair

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Alex Hesz

The Radical Middle

We all do it.  Oh sure, we ‘might join you guys later’ for a drink after work. Even though it’s raining. Even though it’s Bake Off, and it’s bread week. Bread week. Oh absolutely, ‘we must catch up properly soon’ with eyes-a-bit-close-together dad we noticed too late and couldn’t avoid

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Alex Hesz

The Economy

Featuring Darren Jones MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.   Well, of course there’s a German word for it. Gestaltzerfall. Sounds like a festive desert, or perhaps a Winter Olympic candidate city.  It’s the phenomenon we all know whereby we read a word so many times that it loses

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Paul Richards

The Battle for the Don’t Knows

It is hard to start 2024 without a spring in the step. Labour is roughly 20 points ahead of the Conservatives, with healthy leads on the economy, crime, and the NHS. The received wisdom is that there will be a change of government this year, even if Rishi Sunak pushes

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