Andrew Adonis’s new biography of “the first of a new breed of ‘common man’ who would manage the British state” and became one of the great Foreign Secretaries.
It’s a Labour special: Leonard contradicts Corbyn to rule out support for second Scottish referendum; and Jones offers cash boost to firms affected by Brexit.
It’s a bold gambit. The Labour Party may be changing, but the people the Shadow Brexit Secretary is taking on still have claws.
The British left are somewhat more open to the idea, but the Conservative Party’s members and voters would not wear the proposal
There would, quite rightly, be outrage if a senior Conservative figure delivered a speech to a crowd which waved fascist flags.
When open markets are being called into question by the Left, the last thing the economy needs is for a Conservative Government to play the interventionist card.
Like the Model T Ford, only somewhat less innovative, the Labour Party is now offering any kind of Left you want, as long as it’s Hard.
His reforms will cripple his MPs and are a posthumous triumph for Tony Benn’s belief in extra-Parliamentary action.
The left-wing cliques at the top of the federated ‘super-unions’ are not representative either of workers or the best traditions of their movement.
Also: Cameron and Soubry strike out at SNP; McCluskey turns fire on Scottish Labour; Corbyn accused of fixing Welsh by-election selection; and more.
Also: Crabb warns constitutional fixation risks paralysing Welsh politics; Scottish Labour splits party on Trident; Scottish education policy under attack; and more.
Inside the party or out, the union barons’ tame MPs will be a plague on any leader who attempts to move the party towards the centre.
Recently it seemed that Labour’s loony left might one day die out. Now they have a new generation.
They tried it in Falkirk, then they tried it with Miliband. What could possibly go wrong the third time?
I know you don’t want to hear from your opponents right now, but it would be really lovely if you could grant me a few requests.