Those who have already made up their minds to recommend staying in the EU whatever Mr Cameron negotiates think they can control the referendum for Yes. They aim to run a campaign claiming that Yes is Yes to the status quo, Yes is the risk free option, and that No would mean all sorts of dire futures which they intend to portray by lies and scare stories.
Mhairi Black is a separatist, and knows what she’s doing when she tries to shame our living links to this country’s past.
Some have raised the issue of the UK’s loans to Ireland, made at the point of transition from Labour to Coalition in 2010. The Coalition decided to lend money bilaterally to Ireland so it was not part of an EU scheme, and offered no precedent for the UK in future having to join Euro area bail outs.
If officials are boggled by the system they oversee, what hope is there for the rest of us?
If I were Tony Blair, I’d be very worried…
The Home Secretary doesn’t have to address this thorny issue. That she is choosing to is laudable.
Britain needs a modern Left-wing party that embraces consumerism and individual choice
Nevertheless, the price of property is beginning to define our economy – and it’s a serious cause for concern
In 1983 Neil Kinnock urged the party to unify – and people listened. The mood in today’s smaller, less confident Labour appears more fatalistic
Recently the media gave little attention to an important and worrying announcement – more than 700 jobs went in the UK steel industry. You would have thought they would have given that top billing, with interviews of those left without a job, and angry remonstrations with the managers who carried it out. Far from it. Perhaps the reason is that the closure was brought about primarily by EU/UK energy policy. The company made clear it could not longer afford UK energy prices.
This morning’s YouGov poll doesn’t necessarily suggest Jeremy Corbyn will win, but who can say?
Blair understood instinctively that British politics is a battle between head and heart
Labour’s Corbyn troubles open up new opportunities for next May’s contest. A bigger Open Primary than planned offers a means of taking them.
The Prime Minister’s Birmingham speech on radicalisation and Muslim communities in the UK given earlier today is a rather important one. Regular readers will know that I’m not easy to please in this area, but it seems to me that David Cameron has come to understand the real problem of Islamic extremism and has been developing his attitudes towards that problem.
Ministers must break up the Soviet-style National Grid in order to save Britain from an energy crunch
The Prime Minister set out an extensive approach to combat extremism, but must not forget to fight poisonous ideologies
Liz Kendall’s chances of winning the Labour leadership contest appear to be slipping away. On several measures, she has fallen into fourth place. Kendall has just 12 nominations from constituency Labour parties, compared to 58 for Yvette Cooper, 67 for Andy Burnham and 70 for Jeremy Corbyn.
Comparing today’s headlines to those from 21st July 2010 is instructive.
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