The case for Liz Kendall

The Labour leadership campaign has been one that has been marred by negative campaigning, some of the Corbynites on Twitter shout ‘Tory’ at any dissenters’ and some of the Kendallites screech ‘Trot’ at those who disagree with them. I’m not going to get into negative campaigning, Liz is the leader I want, she’s the leader…

Poll Politics: Election and the aftermath

I think almost everyone was shocked by the exit poll released at 10pm on election night. As an avid follower of the opinion polls, I was genuinely expecting Labour to be at least neck and neck with the Tories, if not slightly ahead in terms of seats. Many people at that point in the night…

A Manifesto is Worth a Thousand Words

This week, Westminster unveiled a new exhibition that has had the entire capital talking. Bauhaus colour schemes across the selected works, a satirical subtext that was perhaps unintentional, and a Pollock-esque scattering of hopeful messages. Sadly it’s not a new Grayson Perry project, it’s the 2015 party manifestos. At the forefront of the policy war…

In Defence of Austerity

Austerity has been the feature of many western nations since the financial crisis; some have chosen to adopt it and others have been forced to have it. Britain, whether we wish to admit it, chose to pursue austerity. A choice was given to the public and it rejected Labour’s road of continued unfunded budgets. Prior…