Our party contains multitudes – and should embrace conservatives from across the ideological spectrum.
In vino veritas: talking to voters in pubs usually works. We saw how four of these five contests could be expected to play out.
One drinker stood up for Labour and called the Prime Minister a liar. But during several hours of talk, nobody sprang to Corbyn’s defence.
By Mark WallaceFollow Mark on Twitter. I doubt today's Sun on Sunday was popular at Chuka Umunna's breakfast table. A leaked memo written by former Unite political director boasts of the influence the union has over Labour's business, regulation and wages policies. By coincidence, the ultra-smooth Shadow Business Secretary and his Constituency Labour Party have received a […]
By Mark WallaceFollow Mark on Twitter. Back row: David Miliband, Ed Miliband, Ed Balls, Harriet Harman. Standing in middle: Hillary Benn, Chuka Umunna. Front row: Fiona McTaggart, Tristram Hunt, Tessa Jowell. It's become a regular refrain from Labour ranks that the Tories are posh. The infamous Bullingdon photo, which Carla Millar today mimics above, is used as […]
By Mark WallaceFollow Mark on Twitter. Lambeth Council – whose high taxes I have the misfortune of paying – have a long track record of propaganda at taxpayers' expense. In the past they have run poster campaigns making political attacks on austerity and welfare reform, and published costly newspapers attacking the Government, all the while complaining that […]
Earlier in the week, I wrote about Len McCluskey's development of a "party within a party" of Unite MPs on the Labour benches. Now, further concerns are mounting about the extent of the unions' power over the Labour Party's selection procedures. Jim Pickard of the Financial Times has carried out research which shows that 16 […]
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter. Oi, mate! Over in the blue corner, there's George Osborne with his newly-acquired glottal stop. I say! Over in the red corner, there's Chuka Umunna, looking for classier company. The Labour front-bencher turns out, according to the Sun, to be "a user of he Small World site, dubbed MySpace […]