Leaders Debate Brings Hope For Progressive Politics

  The leaders’ debate on Thursday was a vital opportunity for those with progressive politics to gain some traction in the mainstream of political discourse. With the three establishment parties and UKIP joined by the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Greens, those of us on the left had something remarkably close to parity with the … More Leaders Debate Brings Hope For Progressive Politics

UKIP – The Purple Menace?

Does UKIP’s performance in Clacton and Heywood & Middleton mean the ‘big three’ are in serious trouble? Carswell’s Triumph   Douglas Carswell’s crushing victory in the Clacton-on-Sea by-election should come as a surprise to precisely no-one. The seat was described as the most-UKIP friendly in the country, Carswell had a huge personal following – demonstrated by … More UKIP – The Purple Menace?