Tag Archives: Labour Party

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. The Exit Poll drops: What does it mean?

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    December 12, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    IF the exit poll is correct, the Conservatives have a stonking majority. Labour have their worst result since 1935. The …
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  6. The Goldblog guide to what to watch for on #election2019 night

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    December 12, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    If, like me, you are staying up for election night, it might be useful to know what you are looking …
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  7. The Goldblog guide to whom you should vote for at #election2019 if you are wavering

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    December 11, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Here is my advice for 10 groups of wavering voters not sure what to do. Do leave me a comment …
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  8. What’s happened to the Brexit Party in #election2019 shows how our electoral system is undemocratic and unrepresentative and should change

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    December 10, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Brexit Party won the last national election but is effectively unable to compete in this General Election. For this, …
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  9. How the YouGov MRP poll changed this election

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    December 9, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The YouGov MRP poll released two weeks ago appears to have massively influenced the election campaign. It may have led …
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  10. On the question of alleged anti-semitism in Labour

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    December 2, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Us Jews are meant to be united on the question of whether Jeremy Corbyn, and by extension the Labour Party, …
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  11. Explaining Labour’s immigration confusion

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    November 29, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    In the absence of a sensible debate about immigration, the Tories having a policy that might control it is attracting …
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  12. Why the #Brexit deal is so important to #election2019

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    November 28, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Going into an election in which the Tories can tell potential Brexit Party voters they have a deal to leave …
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  13. Labour’s ‘kitchen sink’ manifesto shows they don’t think they will win

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    November 26, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    I’ve read the Manifestos so you don’t have to. Kudos to the Labour party, who have been completely honest about …
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  14. In the end, there will be a price to free broadband

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    November 18, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Labour’s commitment to providing free broadband by 2030 may seem attractive on the surface. After all, who is going to …
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  15. The Cost of Corbyn – the lies and false assumptions prove the @Conservatives are scared

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    November 14, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Conservative Party’s assessment of Labour’s spending plans betray a massive lack of confidence in themselves. They are full of …
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  16. Question for Labour – who exactly is in ‘the many’?

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    November 11, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

      Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign launch asked the question of whose side everyone is on – the many or the few. …
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  17. What should the Brexit Party do?

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    November 8, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    There is no easy answer for Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party in this election, because in trying to force …
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  18. Why the SNP might make all the difference

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    November 7, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    If the Tories do not win a majority, the SNP will likely be involved in supporting or creating the next …
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  19. Why Labour’s Brexit Policy is so difficult to understand

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    November 6, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The reason why people don’t understand Labour’s Brexit position is because…it’s difficult to understand. Jeremy Corbyn himself says it ‘really …
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  20. Ready, Steady, Vote

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    November 4, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The General Election on December 12th 2019 is arguably the most consequential in many of our lifetimes. The Conservatives are …
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  21. Why Jeremy Corbyn may be the right Labour leader but at the wrong time

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    May 28, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    When Corbyn was elected in September 2015 nobody could have known how much Brexit would matter. Corbyn’s indifference to it …
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  22. Why it doesn’t matter that many Labour target seats voted Leave

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    May 27, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The way the First-past-the-post electoral system works means that a Remain supporting mainstream party can win plenty of Leave seats …
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  23. Why Carillion may be the final death knell for an entire economic model

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    January 22, 2018 by Paul Goldsmith

    You know someone’s lost the argument by the arguments they use. In this political age it is either when they …
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  24. Why Labour will go into the 2022 promising to reverse Brexit

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    September 28, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell are sharing many things at the moment. For the purposes of this blog is their …
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  25. The McDonnell Amendment to change Labour leadership rules shows a fear of democracy

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    September 25, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Labour conference is expected to vote on a change in the leadership rules that would require candidates to have …
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  26. A new political party doesn’t have to win seats in Parliament to be successful

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    September 18, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    During the August political news ‘silly-season’, James Chapman, former Chief of Staff to Brexit Secretary David Davis, started a one-man …
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  27. Explaining Tony Blair’s immigration proposals

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    September 14, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The ad hominem attacks were quick in coming, but the political and economic arguments were much slower to arrive. Former …
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  28. Corbynism is impossible within the Single Market

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    July 27, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    In 1986, Jeremy Corbyn voted against the Act of Parliament that created the EU Single Market. He saw it as …
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  29. ‘Writing off student debt’ – maybe the Corbynistas are right about the MSM’s fake news

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    July 21, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    I’ve never been a big fan of attacks on the ‘mainstream media’ (MSM), which have often come from Corbybistas upset …
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  30. Grenfell Tower: What is ‘Social Murder’?

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    July 16, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    On the Andrew Marr Show this morning Labour Chancellor John McDonnell was asked whether he was prepared to take back …
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  31. So, are Tories wicked, wrong, or neither?

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    July 3, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    In a very interesting article in the Sunday Times, Dominic Lawson opens with a tweet from Marcus Chown, who has …
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  32. Corbyn’s rhetoric sounds good, but does it help those most in need?

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    June 29, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Jeremy Corbyn’s ability to receive rapturous applause in an echo chamber whilst saying exactly what people want to hear continues …
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  33. This election was about education too

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    June 22, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Lots of focus has been put on the young vote and the old vote. The older vote might have been …
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  34. The 2,227 votes that are why Labour are pushing for another election

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    June 21, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Labour insiders are at the moment arguing that they are on an election footing right now. They will be gearing …
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  35. The surprise University turnout explained

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    June 16, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Hidden amongst the wailing and gnashing of teeth within the Conservative Party at the incompetence and arrogance of Theresa May …
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  36. Why Theresa May had little choice but to deal with the DUP

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    June 12, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    There’s been a lot of hot air expressed since the election about the Conservatives’ tie up with the Democratic Unionist …
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  37. The audacity of hope vs the cowardice of fear

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    June 11, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The 2017 General Election campaign involved the rejection of Theresa’s May view of what 21st century Toryism should be. It …
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  38. How well did Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour actually do?

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    June 10, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    They lost. They did better than people expected but they lost. Among the crowing at what happened to the complacent …
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  39. #GE2017 chaos: What happens now?

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    June 9, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    This is the third hung Parliament since 1945. It is also the third failed call of a surprise snap election …
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  40. What does the exit poll mean?

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    June 8, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Exit polls have been roughly right since 1992. So the one we have just seen could be close to the …
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  41. What your choice means at this election

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    June 8, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    I am an unashamed centrist. I vote for what works. It gets me into ‘trouble’ with people who have far …
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  42. Who should I vote for in Ealing Central and Acton?

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    June 7, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    I am lucky enough to live in Ealing Central and Acton, which is a (very) marginal constituency. It was prised …
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  43. The strange case of the misplaced new voters

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    June 6, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    When the voter registration deadline closed it turned out that three million people registered to vote for the 2017 General …
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  44. The folly of the Tories parking their tanks on Labour’s Government power lawn

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    June 3, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    In the aftermath of her loss to Donald Trump, some commentators pointed out that Hillary Clinton might have won had …
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  45. Why Labour Party figures need to know their figures.

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    June 2, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Is it important to remember the cost of your policies when your main opponent hasn’t any costings at all? Well, …
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  46. YouGov poll predicts a hung Parliament – could it be right?

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    June 1, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Polling is a dangerous business. No-one predicted the Conservatives’ majority in 2015 and the EU Referendum result came as a …
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  47. The proper case for free university tuition

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    May 31, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The debate over university tuition fees rumbles on. Abolishing them would cost over £11bn a year. Labour has committed to …
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  48. Corbyn vs May..when poetry met prose

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    May 30, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Of course, this wasn’t really Corbyn vs May, as the latter has refused to debate the former directly. Instead, first …
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  49. Jeremy Corbyn on foreign policy: why you should read it before commenting

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    May 29, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    I am prepared to bet good money that many of the people who responded negatively to Jeremy Corbyn’s foreign policy …
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  50. Labour debt-pointers are risking their party’s economic credibility again

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    May 21, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    I actually can’t take it anymore. It is economically illiterate and it is self-defeating and it has to stop. It …
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