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Category - The Last Word

Lessons from Australia

Sometimes we should learn from our sister parties. The Australian Labor party are undoubtedly the closest to us in the world. Not just because the party and the union movement were formed by British workers – mainly...

The start of a summer of speeches

It’s good to see Ed taking a leaf out of Margaret Thatcher’s book. Going on the intellectual offensive was how – in 1986 – the Tory party turned the tables on Neil Kinnock the first time and overhauled Labour’s poll...

Myths to bust

Tony Blair tells the story of walking down the street in his constituency one weekend and bumping into a long-standing party member. ‘I didn’t see you at the last branch meeting’, says TB. ‘If I’d known it was the last...

The new Arthur Scargill

We’re really only seven months away from the launch of the general election campaign. Of course, it’s nine months chronologically but with summer holidays in August and Christmas and New Year you effectively...

They think it’s all over …

There is a time and a place for candid public advice to the leader’s office about how they should be running their comms/policy/electoral strategy. The time: midnight. The date: 31 June. The place: the land of...

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