Tag Archives: Labour

  1. Why Syria continues to confound Cameron


    November 4, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Who’d be a Prime Minister? Faced with pictures of civilians dying in Syria, David Cameron has to make a decision …
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  2. A government imposing austerity backed by 24% of the electorate is a legitimate as 250,000 people marching against it

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    June 24, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

       Last weekend (20th June) there was an anti-austerity march in Central London. It was reported variously that 250,000 people …
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  3. How Labour should respond to Osborne’s plan to legislate for budget surpluses during growth


    June 11, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

       Given I have been stating for a while now that Labour should not have arrived at the 2008 recession, …
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  4. Interesting initial statistics on voting behaviour at the 2015 General Election

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    May 18, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Using Lord Ashcroft’s post-election polling and comparing with previous voting statistics gives us some interesting findings. Summary  Conservatives’ previously large …
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  5. Why Ed Balls is a loss to politics


    May 15, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    In amongst the carnage last week was a result that made me sad. Ed Balls lost his seat in Morley …
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  6. “We must look deep into our souls but we mustn’t open our veins” – What Labour should do next

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    May 13, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    The election result unleashed a torrent of ferocious anguish from the North London bien-pensant metropolitan elite that was so full …
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  7. First Past the Post – Disproportional Representation or Producer of stable government?

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    May 11, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

     Let’s start with the two graphs above. On the left are the actual seats won. One the right are …
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