By Steve Parkhurst, Senior Editor, USDR.
Looking at the news and opinion out of London each day.
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 the ground.
There’s more than enough brownfield land in London to meet our housing needs – if we can only unlock it
The condemnation of a national leader for being in touch with his people suggests the EU is back in the business of oligarchy
The second biggest state in the union may be commonly associated with guns and religious fervour, but it’s a model of success and modernisation
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 target voters
Tim Farron shows his contempt for the voters by trying to impede legislation in the House of Lords. He is neither a liberal nor a democrat
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 last resort.
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 doubt confirm.
It’s not the teenage parties that should concern us, but lost potential and a lack of attention to detail
Conservatives should not be surprised that manufacturers try to get round onerous regulations. It is human nature to be tempted to make life easier for oneself.
Plus some more obscure sorrows and what Molesworth would call some peotry
Angela Eagle emerged from Labour’s chaotic reshuffle as the most powerful woman in Opposition. Now what will she do?
VW’s large-scale deception fits a pattern of carmakers cynically exploiting lax emissions tests
The Labour leader’s party conference speech will define him as his predecessor’s did in 1995
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 to win.
The pledge for was a way for the coalition to ‘seem’ to be nice while being rather nasty
The Labour leader won’t be able to claim ‘collective will’ when he’s asked if he would press the button
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 per cent
Lord Ashcroft’s lurid revelations about the Prime Minister have their origins in a row about a job in the Government
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