Lord Mandelson was always keen to require iron discipline in New Labour when he was one of the small clique in charge. Today he is now an enthusiast for rebellion, urging modern Labour MPs to disagree with their Leader and to remain true to the flexible pro European and pro military intervention stances of Blairism. This sad volte face is not surprising.
By Steve Parkhurst, Senior Editor, USDR.
Looking at the news and opinion out of London each day.
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Let common sense triumph in 2016. Political lunacy has run for too long
Doctors risk losing trust at a time when public scepticism has grown in so many other areas. And patients risk losing lives, especially if threats to withdraw emergency cover for the first time are enacted
Yesterday saw the end of the disastrous season of Guest editors. Let me contrast the two crucial interviews on Saturday’s programme.
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You are here at last, and most welcome.
It is commonplace in the modern UK political world for the politicians to share the general view of them as unsuited to making important long term decisions. So often the UK establishment in alliance with the front benches of the two main parties agrees that a matter is “too important” for politics, should be taken out of politics, and given to some all wise and expensive independent quango.
Globalisation has divided rich countries economically. Trump speaks for those who have lost out.
Industry leaders speak for a much bigger constituency than any politician or commentator
2016 is set to be a year of elections in Africa. Hopes for more democracy are dim but young Africans are starting to kick against autocratic rulers, writes Claus Stäcker.
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