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When Did Labour Become a Party of Snobs?

Stuart Thomson | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

Somewhere along the line, the party appears to have lost its ability to tap into the fears and aspirations of a part of the electorate, what we may have traditionally thought of as the working class vote... Whether it is policies, communications or candidate selection, Thornberry's tweet has only highlighted a problem that has been growing for a while.

Ed Miliband Can't Lose

Daniel Wood | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Wood

It is bandied about by the press that the 2015 general election will be competitive. Naturally, sustaining such a narrative sells papers. However, when observing the statistics with an impassive and unpartisan mindset, one realises that not only is the general election Labour's to lose; it is almost inconceivable that the party could lose it.

Thatcher: The Most Divisive British Leader of All Time

Mark Hillary | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

Thatcher still manages to divide opinion in a way that no other British leader has achieved. Even Tony Blair's false wars don't create the same kind of hatred.

The Queen And Her 12 Prime Ministers

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK

As Britain sails into the much anticipated Diamond Jubilee weekend, David Cameron has been praising her Majesty's "Great British Sense". Over her 6...

Iran's Nuclear Programme: The World Should Listen to the UN's Warning

Mark Seddon | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Politics
Mark Seddon

Wise counsel such as this was largely ignored in the run up to the war in Iraq, and such were the consequences that few thought such blundering would ever occur again.

Using and Enjoying Misquotations

Elizabeth Knowles | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK
Elizabeth Knowles

Misquotations often tell us how we see things and people. Captain Kirk may never have ordered, 'Beam me up, Scotty', but the phrase encapsulates for a generation the leadership team of the Starship Enterprise returning from yet another mission.

The European Elephant in Ed's Room

Mark Seddon | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Politics
Mark Seddon

Ed should, since the YouGov poll makes it absolutely clear that Labour voters - and many of the five million lost working class Labour voters are absolutely clear