This comedian who came out as a Conservative also explains why Labour, by espousing vengeful moral certainties, has lost the working class.
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Snap guide to this session’s Government legislation 2) The Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill
Our introduction to: what each Bill is, the politics of it, who’s responsible, arguments for and against – and a controversy rating out of ten.
Robert Halfon: A local Labour candidate has organised a petition against an army cadet course. Not quite the people’s priorities.
Plus: Is it really a bad thing if more work from home? And: It’s time to acknowledge private workers’ contributions in the Covid crisis.
The Shadow Business Secretary calls it “a disgrace” that Johnson said No Deal would be “wonderful”.
British regular soldiers will be on the ground in a new theatre for the first time since Iraq – and Labour are fully on board.
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.
That Johnson’s recent visit was reported as though he were a Governor-General of Imperial India touring the North-West frontier is a bad sign.
“I never had his approval ratings…I think he’s made a great start…I think he’s made a great start.”
Richard Holden: Labour has socially distanced from voters in my seat – and others in the north and midlands. Starmer won’t change that.
The party is pinned down where it feels at home – in its new heartlands of central London, the middle of major cities and the University towns.
The Chancellor is set to build a relief road to get round the present pile-up of Government, banks and business.
Ministers can carry on trying, through the British Business Bank or directly, to push on this Gordian Knot – or slice through it.
Iain Dale: Which Starmer will we get as Labour’s new leader this weekend? Radical Starmer? Or Safety First Starmer?
For his Shadow Cabinet, I would choose media friendly spokespeople, and back them up with deputies more on the policy wonkish side of things.
As 2020 begins, we look back on ten years in which Tories first led the movement for austerity…and then against it
And so it was that the cause of Remain, fronted by Cameron and George Osborne, lost out to that of Leave, led by…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
The move back to two party politics of 2017 seems to be repeating itself this time round.
Class war was the tried and trusted theme. Yet the Labour leader has managed to come across as both weak and extreme.