By Steve Parkhurst, Senior Editor, USDR.
Looking at the news and opinion out of London each day.
What it is that makes old people less likely to be lonely, men less likely to kill themselves, and girls and boys less likely to self-harm.
Win or lose, the London Mayoral candidate now needs to show the message discipline of a conventional candidate…without losing his individualist charm.
Screaming about mandates and media conspiracy theories used to be exclusively for unelectable fringe parties
Unfortunately the loudest voices in the Brexit debate tend to be hysterically pro-EU, warning that any change to the status quo would trigger economic Armageddon
Labour is now mostly a front for some of the vilest and most repulsive political movements on the planet
Transcripts of two telephone calls between the leaders on February 25, 2011 reveal that the West was quick to downplay the presence of Islamic extremists in the 2011 uprising
Emily Thornberry, the new shadow defence secretary, has admitted to ITV News that she does not know why Jeremy Corbyn gave her the job. Ms Thornberry, who wants to scrap the UK’s nuclear deterrent, replaced pro-Trident Maria Eagle in Mr Corbyn’s first reshuffle as Labour leader this week.
Europe still needs Nato – not least because of Vladimir Putin – but Jeremy Corbyn and Ken Livingstone doggedly refuse to acknowledge this fact
Wherever our money goes, transparency should follow.
Corbyn’s team claims to represent and understand the working class – but his Islington clique does nothing of the sort
The Labour ‘heroes’ who resigned showed a courage sadly lacking in many of their colleagues
Corbyn’s farce may be good for the Conservative leadership – and fun for this site – but it is thoroughly bad for Britain.
The Labour Leader got through by sticking with grim determination to the floods.
Also: Welsh Conservatives seek power to bring standing back to sports grounds; SNP MPs under pressure over business and property dealings; DUP and Sinn Fein signal closer cooperation; and more.
The party needs to put internal politics aside and focus on the vital issues affecting the country, from housing to floods to the NHS
Obama’s gun control measures are astonishingly hypocritical when you consider his track record in arms sales
While Obama has been seen by some as a peaceful leader, he has escalated America’s drone wars and sold huge amounts of weapons
Both he and Villiers showed nerve and resolve in helping to secure Ministerial freedom to differ over the EU referendum.
It isn’t mindless flattery to think we are blessed to have Cameron. But when he does step back, here’s what his successor should be like.
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