As time passes, a decreasing slice of the electorate has any experience at all of old-fashioned socialism. And the argument that it doesn’t work cuts little ice.
If the electorate still credit Labour with being the party that cares, it will always have a short path back to power.
Plus: Where I was when the poll was announced. What I will be doing during the campaign. And: the temptation to seek to stand as a candidate tugs at my sleeve…
They should also leave the unions to collect their own subs.
Binding pendulum arbitration has dramatically reduced the number of strikes in New York,
The loyal Home Secretary with a sharp wit who did great service to the Conservative Party and the nation.
More important than Labour’s woes was that voters felt their jobs, employment rights, and pensions were safer in our hands.
The days are long gone when union leaders could do a good job for their members, while funding and influencing a political party.
We don’t need more laws with anti-strike provisions – the Government already has the tools to deal with the transport crisis.
There’s no need for panicked action: new legislation is coming in, the right signals are going to the electorate, and as few potential converts are being alienated as possible.
Union barons on six-figure salaries deliberately causing inconvenience to passengers.
We need new laws to cover transport and the emergency services.
May’s team judge that ineffective knee-jerk action will do more harm than good.
The growing clamour for action is entirely justified.
The shop selling “Really British” products should flog London to Brighton season tickets: nothing gets more Really British than the grinding misery of that journey.