Brainless tribalism led it to underestimate Johnson.
Posts Tagged: Tony Benn
The present election will turn on whether MPs and activists put national popularity before ideological soundness.
Amidst verbal and actual violence, it is tempting to seek to shut down, say, Farage or Lammy altogether. But politics without anger would be impossible – and undesirable.
Bower writes him off as a loser, which is perhaps what he will end up being. But he did much better at the last general election than the commentariat expected.
Richard Ritchie: Brexit. Four great Commons debates that show how we got here – and what’s at stake.
That’s to say, those of 1950, 1961, 1967 and 1971. Sovereignty was always the key concern, despite arguments over its meaning.
Len McCluskey’s opposition to a second referendum is explicit, Seamus Milne’s Euroscepticism is unshakeable, and so on. The People’s Voters need Labour’s whipping power, but they won’t get it.
Looking back, 55 years of Liberal and Liberal Democrat by-election success looks less important than UKIP’s two-year surge.
Sending up the Left is not enough. But it’s certainly a start – and Tom Harwood is doing it effectively
His satire on the NUS is highly enjoyable, but as he himself recognises, the Conservatives are a long way from finding messages to reach younger voters.
His reforms will cripple his MPs and are a posthumous triumph for Tony Benn’s belief in extra-Parliamentary action.
It was not an edifying spectacle, but it was convincing in its way.
The story of who won (like David Davis). And who lost (like Zac Goldsmith).
But too often the switch to comprehensives meant mixed ability, equality of outcomes and the head being beaten up.
Lewis Baston: The Party Conference season. So often gripping and thrilling – and never more so than this year.
They will be strange, edgy experiences: I can hardly wait.
In a Daily Telegraph piece on the eve of poll, Margaret Thatcher argued for Europe, putting co-operation ahead of trade.
This is a simple question of where and how our national interest is best pursued.