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

Greek Referendum – The Consequences of Defiance

Sunday’s referendum saw the Greek people decisively reject the terms offered by their country’s creditors to continue the bailout package which has, for the last few years, been sustaining the government. 61.3% of those who cast their vote chose to show their defiance of the further austerity measures contained in the proposed deal, which the governing … More Greek Referendum – The Consequences of Defiance

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