Though it’s hard to see how he can find a seat before the next general election – given the hazardous nature of by-elections.
The former Shadow Chancellor urges the Labour leader to “forget” proposed changes to the party’s electoral rules.
And we chat to the young waiter, the question I’m asking is: “why wait until young people are 22 for auto-enrolment to begin?”
The former Shadow Chancellor says that it’s time for Starmer to “move on”, and that Corbyn isn’t subject to disciplinary proceedings.
By uniting behind Johnson’s plan, and replicating the approach of these two mayors, the the environment can become a winning issue for the party.
“What public relations genius thought this was a good move?” The former shadow chancellor asks.
The Culture Secretary deserves a gold-plated edition of the Bluffers’ Guide to Politics, and must feel this morning like the proverbial dog with two cocks.
This is not to say that all of Dodds’ analysis is coherent or correct, but the days of unhinged Corbynite attacks on capitalism are over.
As the Chancellor launched his Bounce Back Loan, no one was able to ruffle his self-possession, or even tried seriously to do so.
Effectively, for much of the population, UBI would merely take their money and then give it back to them. What’s the point?
Left-wing activists have suggested there will be “strikes” and “walkouts” if the Government doesn’t cave in to their demands.
One can conceive of Ministers seeking an all-party public front, and Labour objecting to responsibility with no power.
Some form of the scheme may be necessary as an expedient. But beware: nothing lasts so long as the temporary.