The corpse of New Labour cannot be resuscitated “If Reeves and Starmer’s economics had been applied in 1945 the NHS … More
Category: New Labour
Big business: a force for exploiting workers and ripping off customers
Keir Starmer has said that “business is a force for good in society, providing jobs, prosperity and wealth”. This generalisation … More
New Labour’s culpability for the housing crisis
“After 13 years of New Labour in government there were actually 655,000 less ‘social’ homes than there were when they … More
Labour’s Shadow Cabinet: collaborating with the enemy
Goethe famously said “All theory, dear friend, is grey, but the tree of life springs ever green.” Life sometimes throws … More
Owen Jones: holder of the Blairite flame?
Reading Owen Jones piece in yesterday’s Guardian I had to check again whether it had really been written by him. … More
“One Nation Labour” – New Labour-lite with a touch of Disraeli
Before his recent conference speech Ed Miliband had talked about “going beyond” New Labour, but who could have imagined he … More
Fresh idea number 530 – Inappropriate words?
Always game for a challenge I visited Labour’s website and saw its ‘New Politics. Fresh ideas’ page. It seems the … More
The patronage of power and the corruption of the gravy train
Miliband Junior, the leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, wants to end elections to the Shadow Cabinet by the Parliamentary … More
So Milliband wants “the right kind of competition” in the NHS?
The government has announced a ‘pause’ in its NHS plans and a consultation. Whilst this is an indication of the … More
Lawful Industrial Action Bill falls: Labour leaders show their contempt for the right of workers to strike
For all the talk, in some quarters, of New Labour leading the opposition to the Tories, yesterday they failed miserably … More