The former Glasgow MP is now, astonishingly, Governor of Punjab, while his son is getting ready to attempt the revival Scottish Labour.
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Much the best way to embarrass its members at Westminster would be to hail them as friends and fellow members of the Establishment.
Dehenna Davison: We need to dig deep to understand why more women don’t go into politics – but quotas are not the answer
That means looking into, and addressing, the cultural and working practices which create and maintain significant barriers for women.
Benedict Rogers: Amendments to the Government’s Trade Bill can help Britain stand up to genocidal regimes
Under new proposals, bilateral trade deals with genocidal states would be revoked or prohibited.
Interview: Goodhart says Johnson understands better than Starmer that a graduate meritocracy alienates manual workers
The author warns we are sending far too many people to university and creating “a whole great bloated cognitive bureaucratic class”.
Number 10 should spot the political problem on the horizon and avoid it by having a clear plan.
We must demonstrate that we are able to protect the values that people cherish, and provide the means through which their lives can be improved.
Starmer has been scathing about Williamson’s U-turn. But what right does he have to criticise?
The leader of the party has been quick to take action. But changing it for good will take time.
Workers who are effectively modern slaves have been put into the position of having to choose either to work or starve during lockdown.
The long-awaited Parliamentary Constituencies Bill will give voters fairer representation, and prevent political delay tactics.
Rainer Zitelmann: Wealth taxes would be neither popular nor Conservative. Sunak must remember this tomorrow.
Contrary to what members of the Labour Party say, the evidence demonstrates that the public desire for high taxes on the rich is low.
Its decentralised hierarchy means there’s no obvious leader to engage with politicians and TV producers.
In many cases, they are ridiculed, stereotyped and portrayed as somewhere between bigoted and racist.
Fiyaz Mughal: This pandemic showed how ill-prepared the UK was for a global crisis. Local resilience teams can change that.
The response to Covid-19 felt panicked, with the Government alone in leading the fightback. This cannot happen again.