Tag Archives: Labour Party

  1. UKIP are getting Labour voters who are ‘left-behind’, not ‘left-wing’

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    November 24, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    In the 1970s, some changes started to take place in terms of how businesses operate. Globalisation took root, and the …
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  2. Emily Thornberry – how low will the bar for political resignations go?

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    November 22, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Emily Thornberry was an excellent Shadow Attorney-General. Actually, I don’t know whether that is true. But she was well qualified …
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  3. Now we know how much the SNP want a Tory government in the 2015 General election

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    November 19, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    So, now we know how desperately the SNP want the Conservatives to hold the balance of power at the next …
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  4. Ed Miliband’s vision for Britain needs a practical pathway

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    November 13, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    If you are going to complain about the way wealth is distributed in this country, and you want to find …
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  5. The rules of Regicide – how can the Labour Party get rid of Ed?

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    November 11, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    I don’t want to spread mischief, but perhaps it is time to review the mechanisms that the Labour Party has …
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  6. Cameron’s ‘tax choice’ misses the point

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    November 3, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    In an interesting article in the Times last week, David Cameron set out his view of the ideological differences between …
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  7. In praise of Harriet Harman

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    November 2, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    She probably won’t like the comparison, but for me Harriet Harman is a bit like George Galloway. I don’t agree with …
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  8. If Scotland’s polls are right, chaos ensues at Westminster in May

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    November 1, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The political world is agog at Thursday’s poll numbers from Scotland. Commentators are trying to assess whether they are a …
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  9. Lamont’s resignation is another domino to fall as two-party politics comes to an end

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    October 27, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    I would imagine you might be confused as to why the UK press are spending time reporting on what might …
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  10. The Confected outrage at Lord Freud has shown politics at its worst

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    October 19, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    This week has been an utterly disgraceful one for politics. An unpaid advisor to the coalition government who is employed …
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  11. We have a UKIP MP, but what happened in Heywood and Middleton is far more significant

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    October 10, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    As expected, we wake up this morning with the first UKIP MP elected to the House of Commons. Douglas Carswell …
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  12. Why the Lib Dems choosing who to go into coalition with could be fraught with problems

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    October 7, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    As the Lib Dems spend time claiming full responsibility for all coalition policies that they like and no responsibility for …
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  13. Unpicking the mansion tax

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    October 6, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Oh the mansion tax, the mansion tax, the mansion tax….it’s been talked about for a long time and now, given …
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  14. Ed Miliband – you forgot the economy, stupid

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    September 24, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Ed Miliband forgot two sections of his speech today. One of his favourite party tricks is to memorise his speeches …
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  15. Ed Balls’s Labour Party conference speech shows Labour think they might walk into Downing Street

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    September 23, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    It was a strangely mute Labour Party conference today. There seem to be some strange rules in operation. The shadow …
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  16. Ed Miliband must speak clearly about why ordinary people should vote Labour

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    September 22, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    This week is the Labour Party’s conference. Conference season in the UK is a time when policy proposals are discussed …
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  17. Why Scottish Independence could cause a UK political earthquake

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    September 3, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    As the “Yes” campaign gathers what is beginning to look like inexorable momentum a possible political scenario is taking shape …
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  18. Universities UK tuition fee impact figures should lead to a discussion about what a university education is for

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    August 12, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    So Universities UK published a report recently that is the first proper attempt to analyse the effect of raising university …
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  19. Balls says most of us are worse off than in 2010, the Tories’ response is simple yet probably effective

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    August 4, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    In a speech the other day Ed Balls decided to channel that famous leftie Ronald Reagan when he asked the …
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  20. What does it mean when the Labour Party is uninterested in preparing for government?

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    July 7, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    There was an interesting clue the other day as to how seriously Ed Miliband and his advisers are taking their …
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  21. Without Andy Coulson we would probably be in our 17th year of Labour government

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    June 30, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    It was back in 2007 when David Cameron decided to hire as his Director of Communications a man who had …
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  22. The N-H-S – Cameron’s 2010 priority should become Labour’s 2015 focus

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    June 29, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    David Cameron, in the run-up to the 2010 General Election, said that his priorities could be summed up in three …
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  23. EU must be joking?

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    June 28, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    I enjoyed this video – it tries to explain how the EU works for anyone who doesn’t understand the difference …
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  24. Youth jobs and skills plan – how I know Ed Miliband’s onto something good

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    June 20, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Yesterday, Ed Miliband announced a new plan to tackle youth employment that addresses the short term problems of youth unemployment …
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  25. How do you solve a problem like Tony Blair?

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    June 18, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The problem with Tony Blair is that for a number of reasons people aren’t prepared to actually listen to anything …
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  26. Politics above economics in the energy market hurts consumers

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    June 11, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    This should be an article about economics. However, it has an unavoidable political dimension. What is going on in the …
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  27. Newark by-election result: An ungracious winner, a relieved loser

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    June 6, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    So there we go – the Conservatives won the Newark by-election. They retained their 44th safest seat, a seat in …
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  28. A Queen’s speech to keep the Coalition going until May 7th – nothing more

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    June 5, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Every year the Queen’s speech heralds the State Opening of Parliament. Drawn up by the Government of the day, it …
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  29. 2014 election focus: We need to talk about Ed

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    May 28, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    I would like to talk about where the Labour Party go from here but I can’t, because first we need …
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  30. What to look out for in the Local Council and EU Parliament elections

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    May 21, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    I love a good election,me. Tomorrow’s local council elections and EU Parliament are no exception. It is partly because I …
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  31. Miliband’s minimum wage policy could actually RAISE employment

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    May 20, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Ed Miliband’s announcement yesterday of the intention of a Labour government to set a statutory minimum wage target linked to average …
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  32. Labour’s 48-hour GP pledge – strange politics and economics?

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    May 13, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Ed Miliband’s pledge that under a Labour government all patients will get an appointment with their GP within 48 hours is …
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  33. Labour’s latest PPB – Infantile policy-light stupidity that should have Nigel Farage sniggering into his beer

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    May 9, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    There’s many things I could say about the latest Labour Party Political broadcast. I could say that it is just …
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