Elliott Adair
Elliott is a Fellow of the RSA, amateur stock trader and writer. He is married to Laura and they have a daughter. They live in Essex.

Entries by Elliott Adair

We Have More in Common

(0) Comments | Posted 16 July 2016 | (10:02)

The words of Jo Cox will resonate down the history books, as we remember her life and her service to the principles of peace. The violence that struck outside that library that day will never be forgotten and her memory will live on in her widower Brendon, her children and...

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The Polls Are Misleading and Inaccurate

(0) Comments | Posted 14 February 2016 | (08:33)

The polls are misleading and I have never believed them since I was a boy. The last election seemed to prove my belief as we saw the 10 o'clock BBC prediction shatter the dreams of the Labour Party for the past five years. Polls, regardless of how they appear, should...

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I Want to Stand for Labour in Oldham West and I Challenge Other Contenders to Take a Pay Cut If Elected

(0) Comments | Posted 29 October 2015 | (11:33)

Following the tragic passing of Michael, all of us in the Labour Party mourn a friend who has been in Parliament longer than I've been alive. He leaves big shoes to fill and an immense legacy to defend in Oldham.

After his death, I was encouraged...

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Corbyn and Momentum Should and Will Be Judged by the Ballot Box

(2) Comments | Posted 15 October 2015 | (12:27)

Today in my first blog post on my new blog, I have waded publicly into the party debate over Momentum and what it means for the half million strong Labour Movement. On Labourlist there is an article by Richard Angell on what Momentum means and what the implications are for...

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The Lesson From 2008: Think About How, Rather Than the Doing

(2) Comments | Posted 6 August 2013 | (09:51)

You'll get little argument in the current regime of austerity with the concept internationally that the economic world has changed. Huge advances in global communications and digital technologies have levelled once ancient barriers between nations and between the whole world. Rivers of capital flow around the world like blood in...

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Traditional Political Speak is Nonsense

(0) Comments | Posted 1 March 2013 | (15:14)

I was watching Question Time on the BBC and found myself agreeing more with those in the audience who claimed that the panel was speaking 'political speak' that did not mean a thing with the ordinary public. Thinking about it more and more, politicians are speaking more like a clique...

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A Big Return to Old Conservative Values

(0) Comments | Posted 8 October 2012 | (18:46)

This week has undoubtedly seen a return to Conservative values that thus far had been watered down by the Liberal Democrats. It doesn't take a mere student to understand that the Tory conference in Birmingham will be about showing muscle and showing their guns so to speak in a year...

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South Essex Conservatives Took a Hammering in a Labour Surge

(0) Comments | Posted 4 May 2012 | (13:08)

Last night (May 3) the Conservatives in what should be their safest area took a hammering from Southend -on-Sea, Castle Point and Basildon in a Labour Party surge. In my own constituency of Castle Point, the Labour Party failed to breakthrough, but we did cut the dominant Conservative majorities enough...

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Tory Culture Can Be Tackled by Community Organising

(0) Comments | Posted 18 April 2012 | (15:28)

In England the dominance of the Tory Party is clear when we see the numbers of Tory MPs, Councillor's and candidates across the landscape. It is true that the Tory party is one of the oldest in Europe, yet their recent conversion to progressive liberal politics is just that -...

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50p Top Rate of Tax and Abolition of National Pay Rate are Big Hitters in the Budget

(0) Comments | Posted 22 March 2012 | (16:51)

There are some good points to be seen in the budget, the biggest winner for me is that the lowest earners in our society under £10,000 a year will be, over a period of time taken out of tax completely. As a young man starting out in life myself and...

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What We Need is a 'Common Sense' Budget, Not a 'Tax Cut' Budget

(0) Comments | Posted 19 March 2012 | (23:00)

Tomorrow the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will deliver the yearly budget that is one of the great media spectacles of the political year in Westminster. Up and down the country, millions will watch the holder of the public finances state what the government's plans for the upcoming year...

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