While it’s important to focus on the ‘R’ rate in tackling covid, we must also balance health concerns against two other Rs – recovery versus recession.
Posts Tagged: Ed Miliband
We have our reservations about the Foreign Secretary, but concede that he alone, of those Ministers who spoke this week, made the Tory message sing.
In advancing controversial policies without an explanation other than economic return, the party has been left open to claims of acting from greed and elitism.
Johnny Mercer: If you want to move into the unknown, go for it. It is your right. But I’m not coming. I’m voting Remain.
Do we really think in a world that is only getting more dangerous and more complex, we are better off alone, or as part of a team heading in generally the same direction?
The story of the last month is of Osborne’s rapid decline.
Voters still prefer David Cameron to the Labour leader, but they’re coming round.
In this acutely marginal seat, Labour looks even more vulnerable than the Conservatives to attack by UKIP.
Plus: CCHQ goes all Goebbels. I announce my peerage – replacing Lord Ashcroft. My political bias. Good luck to agents. And: am I an egotistical knob?
The Labour Party only has to look to Scotland to see what happens when the centre-left looks like part of the establishment.
In the era of the internet who needs the TV broadcasters for an election debate?
To give the broadcasters the power to choose who gets a platform in the single most important event of the election campaign is to grant excessive power to a narrow elite
The Conservatives have ‘closed the gap’ with Labour, but only in the sense that the sea closed the gap with Icarus.
Plus: Pipe down, John Mann. Pipe down, Justin Tomlinson. Why I love Paris. Why France hates Hollande. Teflon Theresa May. And: Why Labour doesn’t rate Miliband.
“Honestly this is nonsense, our focus is on the country.”
For the New Statesman to attack the Labour leader for being too much of a Hampstead intellectual is pretty damning