Like it or not, in many areas, we need a radical Labour government – or at least one willing to take the tough decisions the Conservatives have ducked.
Forty years ago, on 8th May 1983, Conservatives gathered at Chequers to discuss the possibility of calling a General Election.
Voters at this week’s by-election in Old Bexley and Sidcup are angry with the Prime Minister, but do not appear to have settled on anyone better.
In his foreword to our new Policy Exchange paper, John Howard urges the Prime Minister to “seize the moment”.
Over the past few decades our constitution has been so corroded that the likes of Powell, Benn, Crossman, and Foot would struggle to recognise it.
A new biography of the ruthless, devious, vulgar, brilliant newspaperman who in 1940 became Minister of Aircraft Production.
Instead, the Party must demonstrate how the Labour leader as Prime Minister would raise living costs and damage public service.
Tory difficulties are bound up with Brexit. Labour’s stretch wider, and are part of wider ones for social democratic and democratic socialist parties.
As long as traditional Labour voters stick with the party, opportunities for the Independent Group will be limited.
That’s to say, those of 1950, 1961, 1967 and 1971. Sovereignty was always the key concern, despite arguments over its meaning.
At the heart of May’s operation, this staunch Conservative is now mulling potential ways to a second referendum with Labour MPs.
When a ‘right-wing’ politician is nominated for a plaque, it is almost bound to be controversial with ‘the left’. Tories are much more generous.
His reforms will cripple his MPs and are a posthumous triumph for Tony Benn’s belief in extra-Parliamentary action.
The Electoral Reform Society calculates that a tiny change in votes would have given May a bare majority last spring. But how much difference would this have made?