The Trident Debate

The issue of the renewal of the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons programme has been a prominent feature in the news recently, so I decided I would put in my two pennies’ worth. The main reason for the sudden uptick in interest in this topic is, of course, the stance of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose … More The Trident Debate

Jeremy Corbyn Is Not Unelectable – He May Be Labour’s Only Chance

 The Labour establishment have spent the majority of the party’s leadership contest thus far engaged in a mud-slinging operation targeted at one of the four candidates, Jeremy Corbyn. I have explained in a previous article that Corbyn’s explicit social-democratic platform is the only way of restoring the Labour Party to its former position as the … More Jeremy Corbyn Is Not Unelectable – He May Be Labour’s Only Chance

Labour and the Lib Dems Have a Chance to Escape the Neoliberal Curse

What used to be called the main three Westminster parties (the savaging of the Liberal Democrats and the rise of the SNP have put paid to that convenient shorthand) have faced for at least twenty years the accusation that they are all the same. This call has grown louder since the 2010 General Election, and culminated … More Labour and the Lib Dems Have a Chance to Escape the Neoliberal Curse

The SNP Victory in Scotland was a Victory for Hope, not Division

Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper declared in the Mirror article in which she announced her candidacy that the SNP, along with the Tories and UKIP, exploited ‘anger, fear and division’ to win the general election in Scotland. She is, flatly, wrong.   She further suggested that Labour needed to advance a message of ‘hope’, ‘optimism’ … More The SNP Victory in Scotland was a Victory for Hope, not Division

Miliband’s Refusal to Work with the SNP is a Huge Mistake for Labour and the UK

  Ed Miliband has dodged the question over whether he would be willing to work with the SNP since the fallout from the Scottish independence referendum catapulted the nationalists to UK-wide prominence. Now, a week before the general election, he has made a seemingly definite promise that he will not.   This, in short, is … More Miliband’s Refusal to Work with the SNP is a Huge Mistake for Labour and the UK