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EXCLUSIVE: Former Party Staffer Explains How Labour Got So Messed Up

EXCLUSIVE: Former Party Staffer Explains How Labour Got So Messed Up

James Bickerton May 21, 2017 2

You don’t have to be part of the Labour movement, nor a self-defined progressive, to be horrified at what has happened to the British Labour Party. What was once a true party of Government,

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EXCLUSIVE: Conservatives are ‘the Workers’ Party’ claims top Tory trade unionist

EXCLUSIVE: Conservatives are ‘the Workers’ Party’ claims top Tory trade unionist

James Bickerton April 12, 2017 0

Are the Conservatives the natural party of the working-class? There was a time, not so long ago, when this question was scarcely credible. Only professional contrarians, and perhaps satirists, would have bothered giving it

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Miliband would be the Leader without Power on Spending

Miliband would be the Leader without Power on Spending

Alex MacDonald March 30, 2015 3

Labour’s pledges on spending have been tough to follow. You’d be forgiven if you got lost along the way. Looking back to 2010 the rhetoric was “too deep, too fast”, Miliband would attend Trade Union

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A Tory’s Personal Defence Of Unions

A Tory’s Personal Defence Of Unions

Backbencher November 7, 2013 0

From personal experience, a young Conservative reminds us why Unions are still relevant and necessary. Many times have I heard the saying that “the Left died at Orgreave”, or that we no longer need

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Two Princes: The Spin Doctors share common ground with UK politics

Two Princes: The Spin Doctors share common ground with UK politics

Backbencher July 16, 2013 0

(Photograph courtesy of ITV News) James Evans illustrates parallels between The Spin Doctors hit single and the current state of UK politics. In The Spin Doctors’ 1993 hit single, ‘Two Princes’, two rival ‘princes’

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Are Unions Defending The Indefensible?

Are Unions Defending The Indefensible?

Backbencher April 19, 2013 0

Paul Parkinson examines whether trade union intransigence towards public sector pension reform is justifiable. The Trade Union stance, in relation to the pension schemes their members belong to, appears to be twofold:  a) NO

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Margaret Thatcher: an Economic Appraisal

Margaret Thatcher: an Economic Appraisal

Backbencher April 17, 2013 0

Ben Green,   Economically, the Left paint her as a viperous, cold-blooded monster whose actions just as readily collapsed the cooling towers of Ravenscraig as the prospects of millions ejected onto the dole. The

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Ding Dong The Left Is Dead

Ding Dong The Left Is Dead

Andrew Thorpe-Apps April 13, 2013 20

Andrew Thorpe-Apps says, even in death, Lady Thatcher is humiliating the Left.  ‘Ditch the bitch’ was a common Labour slogan throughout Lady Thatcher’s years in office. Then, as now, it is clear that the

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So long, New Labour

So long, New Labour

Andrew Thorpe-Apps March 30, 2013 2

Andrew Thorpe-Apps says New Labour is buried but not dead. Whatever one says of his moral compass, Tony Blair was a master of political strategy. By altering Clause IV and endorsing market economics, Blair

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