The terrible attacks and tragedies in Manchester and London have raised awareness of the value and cost of key public services. There is an opportunity to build a consensus and change the narrative on public services, social good and taxation. Our politicians need to take it.
Do we have too few shared experiences to make us feel part of a mass social movment?
With the UK government elected by less than 25% of the electorate, the centre left shut out of politics, and SNP-reduced Parliamentary airspace for Labour, is this a perfect storm set to break ?
On Brexit, you need to go to where people are, rather than where you would like them to be. There may be no other way to douse the flames many are fanning.
Mrs May's nod to One Nation politics requires bold action to make it a reality
Whatever the outcome of the EU referendum, the future of UK politics looks more uncertain than at any time in living memory. The Conservative Party is irreparably split. The bitterness of the campaign has been astonishing. The fault lines in personal relationships across the party are deep and, I suspect, unbridgeable. It is hard … Continue reading A New Settlement for Post-Referendum Britain
Labour must work together to win for everyone. Letting the party fail means we all lose.
How does the labour movement find the right approach to engaging with the concerns of new workers in our new SME-dominated, small state economy?
As the ballot papers for the labour leadership start going out, I thought it was time to say a few things about the contest. And no, I’m not going to suggest who you should vote for. My view is that’s your business, not mine. Like everyone who has a vote, I’ve been deluged by emails … Continue reading Labour leadership – the unanswered question