One Nation

It's Time to Lift the Fog and Describe a Vision for Tomorrow

Daniel Singleton | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK Politics
Daniel Singleton

There was a sober tone to Boris Johnson's and Michael Gove's response to David Cameron's announcement that he would step down after the EU Referendum, as well there should be, after the painful campaign we have had. What became apparent over the past few months, was that this referendum was a proxy, not for or against austerity or Cameron's government, but instead it was about what sort of country we wanted to be.

Osborne's 'One Nation' Credentials Now Firmly on the Line

Richard Carr | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Politics
Richard Carr

A one nation government should be about moderation, carefully thought through policy which does not over-burden one strata of society, and tacking to the centre. There is much in that would describe many historic Conservatives from Macmillan to Heseltine, and who knows, perhaps Stephen Crabb will seek to lay claim to that territory. At present, however, it does not describe the Chancellor or the course the government has taken since the summer budget.

Why I Have Left the Tory Party

Charlie Evans | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Evans

Why then, I started to ask myself, is George Osborne so hell-bent on cutting tax credits for working people? Every report has concluded that even with the increase in minimum wage and tax-free allowance, families will still be worse off.

Political Jargon: Has David Cameron Dropped His 'Global Race' Card?

Robert DG Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Robert DG Smith

The 'global race'. It's a term close followers of British politics are likely to have become familiar with. The Conservative top-table have loyally referred to it in columns and interviews for almost a year... But at this year's Tory conference in Manchester it seemed to have been relegated down a division.

Us and Them: Why Ed Prefers Ignorance to Information

Jemma Wayne | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

Reducing the voting age to 16 may have seemed like one of the more throw-away policies in Ed Miliband's 'We're better than this' conference speech. But it encapsulated the simplistic appeal to base prejudices that characterised his sermon. And being 'better' was perhaps a mantra he should have first recited to himself.

Miliband Vows To Give 16-Year-Olds The Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has pledged that his Labour party would give people the right to vote from the age of 16, to a standing ovation from the Brighton conferen...

New Labour Is Dead, Says Mandelson

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Politics

Peter Mandelson, one of the key architects of New Labour, has said that the politics of the Blair-era government was over and that it is time for a ne...

Building One Digital Nation

Helen Goodman | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Politics
Helen Goodman

The Government should be developing a strategy to get as many people online as possible. That means doing something much more energetic in the rural areas as well as helping people to improve their digital skills through training and education.

Rethinking the UK's Foreign Policy Role

Mike Giles | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Politics
Mike Giles

Despite the US-led invasion of Afghanistan starting back in October 2001, around 9,000 British soldiers still remain stationed in the country to this day, with a remit of training up local military forces to take over security by the end of 2014.

Four Parties - Four Key Lessons From Eastleigh

Iain Anderson | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

Small political earthquake in Hampshire - that's that tone of much of the commentary about the Eastleigh by election on Friday. And it's fair comment too. So what are the key lessons from the poll? I believe there are four.

Is Labour Doing Well Enough?

David Clark | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Politics
David Clark

Ed Miliband deserves much more credit for the progress he has made so far in putting Labour back in contention.

What Is One Nation Labour?

Mark Ferguson | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Ferguson

'One Nation' is about moving beyond artificial divisions in society to build a better Britain where everyone plays their part and everyone receives a fair share. But the problem with that is it sounds lovely, but is also a little bit meaningless.

Multinationals Should Pay 'Single Figure' Of Corporation Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

The shadow chancellor has called for multinational companies to publish a “single figure” for the amount of corporation tax they pay in the UK to ...

Miliband Attacks New Labour In One Nation Speech

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has attacked New Labour for not doing enough for ordinary people. The Opposition leader said the previous Labour government had become ...

Miliband To Lay Out Labour's Housing Plan

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband will pledge to make the housing market fairer for private renters on Saturday as he adds weight to the Labour Party's 'One Nation' strateg...

The Cuts in the North East are Deeper Than in Spain

Helen Goodman | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics
Helen Goodman

The Government seems to have a blind spot for the potential of the North East. This has come at the whole country's expense; the Tories, with their eye on the 2015 general election, appear to be prioritising spending in regions with large numbers of marginal seats, whilst slashing budgets in the North East and elsewhere.

Miliband To Unveil Plans To Tackle Anxiety Over Immigration

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Politics

Britain needs a "comprehensive strategy for integration" to help cope with the pressures of a multi-ethnic society, Labour leader Ed Miliband will sai...

One Nation Education

Joe Cottrell-Boyce | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Politics
Joe Cottrell-Boyce

At the heart of Twigg's oratory was a depressing reaffirmation of Labour's support for neoliberal education policies and the choice agenda. Chastising Michael Gove for seeing academies as a panacea, Twigg has plumped instead for a 'whatever works for you' approach

Labour 'Will Introduce Living Wage' Says Miliband

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Politics

Plans to deliver a "living wage" of at least £7.20 per hour for millions of people in the public and private sector are being put at the centre of La...

Heartstrings and Pursetrings - Dave's 'Big' Appeal to Britain

Iain Anderson | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

In my blog following Labour conference - I asked David Cameron to grab back One Nation from Ed Miliband. Today he set out a way to do that. But it can't just be about one conference speech. He needs to land that idea in the electorate's mind day after day until May 2015.

Ed Miliband's Speech: Blairism Redux

John Wight | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Politics
John Wight

What Miliband's speech outlined for the conference delegates and the country at large was reheated Blairism, confirming that in the struggle for the soul of the Labour Party after his election as leader of the party in 2010, the Blairites have won.

Forget One Nation Labour, Vocational Education Was the Star of Miliband's Conference Speech

Rachael Toon | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Politics
Rachael Toon

Although the 'One Nation' philosophy which flowed through the speech was undoubtedly important, another significant vein ran through Miliband's speech; education and training.

The Labour Party Is Right to Address Poverty Pay but Corporations Must Do So Too

Matthew Butcher | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Politics
Matthew Butcher

On Monday almost a million workers received a pay rise, sort of. These workers, most of whom are women, are those who occupy the many jobs up and down the country that pay the National Minimum Wage (NMW). For anyone scanning the job centre website you'll see plenty of these jobs.