• Labour polling: Tooth Decay, not Lego
    A couple of years ago, 29 plus 6 was a popular sum among those interested in Labour’s likely election performance. It represented what some regarded ...
  • A downward trend long known and a choice for Labour’s dreamers.
    Returning from a holiday after a small political earthquake is an intriguing experience. People talk in hushed tones about the immense significance of the events ...
  • Choose your own fantasy
    What a depressing conference season this has been. We’ve had the triumphant gurning idiocy of Nigel Farage’s UKIP, a somnolently downbeat Labour gathering and a Conservative party ...
  • Do ‘conference bounces’ exist?
    What is a ‘good conference’? I’ve been thinking a little about this since Labour conference, which received less than stellar reviews from the assembled journalists. ...
  • An English proposal
    We don’t yet know if  the devolution dash that followed the tightening of the Independence referendum polls  has done enough to prevent Scottish independence. At ...
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