Written By: - Date published: 10:08 pm, February 20th, 2018 - 10 comments
The Lord Mayor of the City of London is visiting New Zealand. Its not Sadiq Khan, Charles Bowman is a PwC partner leading London’s financial centre lobby. He’s here to talk to business and regulators. He’ll no doubt be talking up more deregulation.
Written By: - Date published: 5:06 pm, November 19th, 2017 - 13 comments
Scottish Labour leadership election concludes. And kangaroos.
Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, November 19th, 2017 - 8 comments
Robert Peston in the Spectator has analysed the social media performance of the two big parties in the United Kingdom and has concluded that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour had a significant advantage over Theresa May’s conservatives.
Written By: - Date published: 7:23 am, August 2nd, 2017 - 65 comments
Andrew Little has stood aside for Jacinda Ardern because he thought the Labour movement needed fresh legs. Time to acknowledge him and support her.
Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, July 14th, 2017 - 13 comments
Theresa May knows that the tories are utterly stuffed over Brexit so she’s calling for ideas / trying to spread the blame. Jeremy Corbyn had the perfect reply.
Written By: - Date published: 10:13 am, July 11th, 2017 - 123 comments
Seems the tide of sentiment in the UK is turning against Brexit. Do the tories have what it takes to turn back from their self-destructive path?
Written By: - Date published: 11:12 am, July 7th, 2017 - 252 comments
Andrew Dean has written an opinion piece for Stuff where he suggests that to win this election Labour and the Greens have to become more radical.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, July 4th, 2017 - 9 comments
Ad asks is the world more secure than a year ago? Is the danger of serious economic crisis higher or lower? Are the institutional arrangements and norms that resolve conflicts and enhance the prospects for international cooperation more or less robust than they were in July 2016.
Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, June 21st, 2017 - 54 comments
What if the left had an authoritarian populist in power and got some stuff done?
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 16th, 2017 - 124 comments
The politics of the Grenfell Tower fire.
Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, June 14th, 2017 - 20 comments
The numbers aren’t looking good for The Sun or Breitbart. It would be great to see these hate mongers slip further into irrelevance.
Written By: - Date published: 2:30 pm, June 11th, 2017 - 57 comments
Owen Jones of the Guardian has posted a mea culpa about his pessimism that Jeremy Corbyn would succeed as Labour leader. But meanwhile blairites are claiming that Corbyn missed an open goal while at the same time calling for unity.
Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, June 11th, 2017 - 58 comments
In the wake of the UK election hung parliament, issues are emerging with the Conservatives/DUP coalition and its effect the Northern Ireland peace process, that bring into question the Tories’ ability to govern.
Written By: - Date published: 9:36 am, June 10th, 2017 - 141 comments
“His policies are from another age, and so extreme that when push comes to shove, when people actually have to decide who runs their country, short of the small collective of Marxists who have never quite joined the real world, Brits know full well there is only one choice.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, June 10th, 2017 - 159 comments
Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour just reshaped the political landscape of the UK.
Lessons for NZ?
Written By: - Date published: 6:14 am, June 9th, 2017 - 173 comments
General discussion thread for the UK election.
Written By: - Date published: 4:05 pm, June 8th, 2017 - 27 comments
Latest polls and some anecdotal evidence from the doorstep are showing a move back to the Tories in Britain. If so it may in part be due to last-minute dark and dirty personally targeted Facebook advertising to voters in marginal seats. They cost so will need to be watched later on here.
Written By: - Date published: 7:31 am, June 8th, 2017 - 114 comments
If the campaign was a month longer I have no doubt that Labour would win outright. As it is they will I think they will probably lose, and this will be a good thing for UK Labour long term.
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, June 8th, 2017 - 79 comments
“It’s election week, I f*cking love it…” – Jonathan Pie.
Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, June 7th, 2017 - 17 comments
Donald Trump’s closeness to Theresa May and his boorish behaviour over London’s recent attack may be helping Jeremy Corbyn’s attempt to win this week’s general election.