“I’m well are of that,” Blair’s former spin doctor replies, in (fairly) good humour.
Since I last surveyed the political landscape in 2013 and 2014, some ruling tribes have been cast down, and some formerly lost tribes have risen to rule.
By 2022, Corbyn will no longer look ‘new’, and that he came close to winning in 2017 should mean that he will then be exposed to far greater scrutiny,
You can help to warn voters before it’s too late.
It’s sad in a way, but the quicker Labour is eclipsed and a new leftist party emerges, the better for everyone.
The British people now have a chance, probably for the last time, to restore democratic institutions to their proper place.
There is a growing sense that he is a “low-level misogynist”. And that many of his allies are even worse.
The last attempt at reviving the Social Democrat experiment was New Labour. Now those same people face exile under Corbyn.
“The real way we can be an anti-austerity party is having a strong economy, having sound public finances, backing great businesses…”
It’s more a case of the centre-left doing badly than the centre-right doing well.
By Mark WallaceFollow Mark on Twitter. Last night, one of the greatest so-bad-it's-good films ever made hit British television screens. In Sharknado, a freak tornado tears through the sea off Los Angeles, scattering sharks across the city. It's even worse than it sounds, but it's ok because the special effects are awful, there are several washed-up former […]
By Andrew GimsonFollow Andrew on Twitter Ed Miliband’s attitude to the trade unions is hopelessly confused. He has not defined himself, and proved to Middle England how sound he is, by picking a fight with them in the manner of a latter-day Tony Blair. The present Labour leader owes too much to the unions for such […]
By Mark WallaceFollow Mark on Twitter The media is intent on a "Tory splits" narrative. Given the obsessive focus on any hint of disagreement on the blue side of the House, it is surprising that there has been so little reporting of Labour's splits. They do have them – three in the last four days, in fact. Here […]
By Mark WallaceFollow Mark on Twitter. Oh dear. It seems that having bailed out the Morning Star, a paper which has coincidentally been very flattering about him of late, Unite's Len McCluskey now expects other left wing news outlets to dance to his tune. Guido has revealed a letter sent by Len to the Editor of the […]
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter There will still be a support base for Tony Blair among voters – displeasing though this is to most Conservatives (excluding the very senior Tory Cabinet Ministers to whom he is simply "The Master"). Whether we like it or not, Mr Blair will still be seen, by a stubborn […]