Greg Rosen

‘We have to impress the country’

Greg Rosen  |  15 May 2015

Labour’s defeat at the 2015 election was severe. There is no getting around that. Before the election many media commentators speculated that the Conservatives might run a ‘1992 campaign’ and perhaps Labour might end up with a 1992 result. It was worse than that. It was far more like a 1987 result for Labour both …

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The Fourth Revolution

Greg Rosen  |  3 July 2014

The Fourth Revolution, a new ‘zeitgeist’ book by the editor-in-chief and management wditor of the Economist, is a brilliant book both in conception and execution. While the critic can find nits at which to pick (the observation that Ed Miliband ‘owes his position to votes from public sector unions’ being one such), it is an …

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Governing Britain: Power, Politics and the Prime Minister

Greg Rosen  |  24 February 2014

Patrick Diamond’s excellent book is a fascinating account of New Labour’s approach to government written by one of those at the heart of Tony Blair’s governing ‘project’. Diamond’s account is both perceptive and informed, interweaving his own experience as a departmental special adviser and in Downing Street with the fruits of extensive confidential interviews with …

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What would Keir Hardie make of Labour 111 years on?

Greg Rosen  |  27 February 2011

Keir Hardie's first manifesto included three key aims: home rule, a minimum wage and temperance. It took until the Blair-Brown governments to achieve the first two. The third aim slipped into quiet obscurity.

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Cruddas is right – but is Sir Humphrey listening?

Greg Rosen  |  3 February 2011

Jon Cruddas and Jonathan Rutherford have penned a powerful polemic, extolling the roots of English socialism in the 'militant defence of common life' and of 'individual labour and creativity against the unaccountable power of capital and against the usurpation of the state'.

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