Opinion Archive


10th October 2011

Sadiq Khan event gives Labour faithful reason to be cheerful

Thomas Turner, James Broadway and Louis Raffin consider the future of Labour in light of their recent conference and a worrying lack of confidence in the party leader
3rd October 2011

Labour of love

Andrew Williams explains why his love affair with the Labour Party is over – for now
3rd October 2011

Israel-Palestine: ‘The time for false mediation is over’

For all of President Obama’s idealistic rhetoric, it falls to our European leaders to take action over the Middle East peace process
3rd October 2011

Murdo Fraser’s disastrous, if principled, proposal

Conservative Party activist Charles Bailey assesses a strange turn in the ongoing battle to become the next leader of the Scottish Tories
3rd October 2011

Cycling, transport for us pricks

Socially acceptable selfishness
3rd October 2011

Cut the rate of unemployment, not the price of politics

Kevin Bennett considers the likely impact of government plans to cut the number of MPs and redraw constituency boundaries
3rd October 2011

How much does it cost to buy a US politican’s soul? $2 billion, apparently

The age of multi-billion dollar presidential campaigns has bred a generation of US politicians who are increasingly beholden to wealthy donors
2nd October 2011

Working to Women’s Equality

ong gone are the days when the stay alone mother was deemed integral to the moral foundations of society
1st October 2011

The Week in Washington: Occupy Wall Street

The ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests have grown from a few hundred young people to a mass movement with global support, writes Joe Sandler Clarke
27th September 2011

Labour, the Slightly-Less-Nasty-Party

Ed Miliband’s tuition fee plan is just a ‘pale imitation of the existing Tory policy’, writes Gareth Lewis

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26th September 2011

Inaccuracy, hyperbole, distortion and downright GOP lies

The battle for the Republican presidential nomination is shaping up to be the most error-strewn campaign in political history
26th September 2011

Osborne risks battling the backbenchers

The Chancellor is on course for a skirmish over housing with increasingly restless Tory backbenchers
26th September 2011

The Thatcher effect – an unsuccessful quest for political dominance?

As Denmark elects Helle Thorning-Schmidt, its first female Prime Minister, Jess Brown explores how far female politicians have come in establishing themselves on the world stage
26th September 2011

Hanging and cotching

Prepare for a day of nothing
20th September 2011

A highly taxing matter

Our system is based too much around people who want to take money from Britain and place it in foreign bank accounts
19th September 2011

Conference crunch time for the coalition

Rob Fuller assesses the priorities of the three main parties, and what it will take for each of them to have a successful autumn conference
19th September 2011

Boris Johnson, British politics and the incurable case of the ping pong political conference

The Mayor of London’s ping-pong prowess provides a useful metaphor for the insular nature of our party conference system
19th September 2011

Reshaping Manchester

Proposed changes to parliamentary constituencies across Manchester disregard the significance of local identity
19th September 2011

The Week in Washington: Obama’s jobs plan

President Obama’s flagship jobs plan could be his last chance to save a faltering presidency
18th September 2011

Racism in the living room

Paul Haslam comments on the advance of racism in everyday situations.

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