Here in America, those I meet are surprised by Britain’s reluctance to let go of the apron strings that seem to tie us to the EU.
Posts Tagged: Jeremy Corbyn
Last year’s General Election came as a shock. But Jeremy Corbyn may finally be running out of excuses for the dubious company he keeps.
This is important not only because without arguments we are weak in the face of our adversaries, such as Corbyn, but also because we must keep checking that we’re right.
Often, the disagreements between the two old camps are less substantial than the disagreements erupting within each camp’s own tents.
Justified calls for a national government’s overthrow are usually confined to those in which there is a serious threat of tyranny or the breakdown of civil order.
Ridge asks him if he’s “playing to the crowd”. He says Labour’s focusing on what’s necessary.
Rebecca Lowe Coulson: Is the Prime Minister right that responsibilities conflict with – and outweigh – rights?
The Conservative Party has long been the natural home of libertarians and classical liberals. That relationship might be about to get less comfortable.
Opinion polls which show Labour in contention cannot be reconciled with the public’s contempt for the party’s leader.
Recent opinion polls which show Labour doing better bear little relation to what is happening on the ground.
Brexit magnifies the question of leadership, and is giving May a decisive advantage over Corbyn.
Gimson’s election diary: In Newport West, I’m reminded how much people hate politicians – and find no sign of a Tory revival
This Welsh seat contains some Corbyn enthusiasts, but a much larger number of determined non-voters.
Iain Duncan Smith: Why we need a visionary prospectus for this election – not a mass of details and tactical ploys
I feel we have gone too far in publishing and overly political manifestos which make it difficult to govern subsequently.
Let the leftover Blairites retro-absorb the LibDems: there’s your centre-Left. Most of the rest of usare quite happy to be governed by the centre-Right Super Party.
It’s easy, even comforting, to stick a simple narrative onto the election result. But it would be a mistake.
Rebecca Coulson: Cable-knit sweaters, Paul Mason and a No Prayer Breakfast. My week at Labour’s conference.
Momentum’s momentum doesn’t need to fizz with punch: they’ve won already.