Category Archives: Politics

  1. The test of constitutional changes is to imagine them in the hands of your political enemies

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    December 20, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Sometimes it’s the parts of the Queen’s speech that attract the least headlines that are most significant. The ‘review’ of …
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  2. The two Tony Blair errors that helped worsen Labour’s defeat

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    December 19, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Labour didn’t lose their Northern heartland seats overnight on December 12th and 13th. They lost them when Tony Blair took …
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  3. The Liberal Democrats – where did it all go wrong?

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    December 18, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Liberal Democrats snatched an almost existential defeat from the jaws of relative victory with a combination of policy and …
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  4. How do the SNP achieve a second independence referendum?

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    December 17, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Whilst it is definitely Scotland’s decision on whether or not to leave the union, it is legally and constitutionally not …
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  5. Why Sir Keir Starmer should be the next Labour leader

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    December 16, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    With no election until 2024, the Labour Party’s main role in our political system is to provide effective opposition. With …
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  6. Winning in Putney and losing in Durham North West sums up the failures of Labour’ campaign.

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    December 13, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Among the many results in this election that showed how Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have redrawn the electoral landscape …
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  7. How the Remain Alliance failed whilst the Leave Alliance won

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    December 13, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    From the start of the election campaign, there was a concerted attempt to form a ‘Remain Alliance’, encompassing the Liberal …
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