By Steve Parkhurst, Senior Editor,USDR.
Looking at the news and opinion out of London eachday.
There’s a lot of focus on Corbyn’s personality and Labour’s policies. But it’s worth taking an exacting look at the condition of the party on theground.
There’s more than enough brownfield land in London to meet our housing needs – if we can only unlockit
The condemnation of a national leader for being in touch with his people suggests the EU is back in the business ofoligarchy
The second biggest state in the union may be commonly associated with guns and religious fervour, but it’s a model of success andmodernisation
Usually, party leaders deal with the gap between activists and target voters by giving the activists in the hall clap lines which do not offend targetvoters
Tim Farron shows his contempt for the voters by trying to impede legislation in the House of Lords. He is neither a liberal nor ademocrat
Greg Clark is keen to agree a deal with the sector rather than have to legislate – but he still carries that big stick as a lastresort.
This book is a serious work. It is certainly far more than its serialisable parts, as those who read the entire 600 pages will no doubtconfirm.
It’s not the teenage parties that should concern us, but lost potential and a lack of attention todetail
Conservatives should not be surprised that manufacturers try to get round onerous regulations. It is human nature to be tempted to make life easier foroneself.
Plus some more obscure sorrows and what Molesworth would call somepeotry
Angela Eagle emerged from Labour’s chaotic reshuffle as the most powerful woman in Opposition. Now what will shedo?
VW’s large-scale deception fits a pattern of carmakers cynically exploiting lax emissionstests
The Labour leader’s party conference speech will define him as his predecessor’s did in1995
The timetable for the EU referendum has yet to be announced but campaigners are already preparing for a vote next year. In a piece for POLITICO Europe today, I look at the various folks who will be campaigning for a Brexit and how they intend to win. While Matthew Elliott and Dominic Cummings are laying the foundations for a professional campaign based on a moderate message about jobs and economic security, Ukip has other ideas about how towin.
The pledge for was a way for the coalition to ‘seem’ to be nice while being rathernasty
The Labour leader won’t be able to claim ‘collective will’ when he’s asked if he would press thebutton
Nick Clegg has stepped back into the limelight today and he’s been pretty chirpy about his party’s time in government – and its prospects for recovering from its election downfall. In his speech to the Liberal Democrats annual conference in Bournemouth, the former Deputy Prime Minister was full of happy thoughts about his party’s time in government — which resulted in 49 MPs losing their seats and its vote share to just eight percent
Lord Ashcroft’s lurid revelations about the Prime Minister have their origins in a row about a job in theGovernment
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