UK Politics

If We’re Serious About Europe, We Need to Ditch the ...

Like pretty much everyone I know, I’m very much in favour of the European Union. It’s one of the best examples of genuine internationalism, and in many ways it has defined the age in which we live. Born out of ...

Labour Mustn’t Squander This Opportunity

Even those of us who anticipated a Corbyn victory from early on, couldn’t have imagined he’d scoop a whopping 60% of the votes. This victory was unprecedented for so many reasons, not least his outsider, left-wing status. For a candidate ...

Blairites’ Biggest Fear is a Corbyn Win in 2020

The right wing of the Labour Party are stepping up their attacks on Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign, yet “Corbyn Mania” shows no signs of slowing. With some polls now putting the man who started as the outsider candidate, at over 50% ...

Wake up Labour, Corbyn Could Be The Next PM

Back in 2007, I was roundly ridiculed when I predicted that a relatively obscure Illinois Senator might overtake Hillary Clinton (the bookies’ favourite for the best part of a decade) to gain the Democratic Nomination for US President. “It’ll never ...

Obviously the SNP Would Rather a Tory Government in London. ...

That Alistair Carmichael’s position as MP is on shaky ground, will not be news to many. We all know he lied, we all know what he did was wrong, and we all know (despite the convenient protestations of some) that ...

The question is not SHOULD Scotland be an independent country

We’ve heard, and we’ll doubtless continue to hear, unionist politicians and commentators bleating that the outcome of this week’s General Election was “exactly” what the SNP, and the wider pro independence movement wanted. A Tory majority at Westminster – hardline ...