The former Labour MP and minister responds to a <a href="http://www.newstatesman.com/uk-politics/200
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With falling tax revenues and soaring public spending, the outlook for this year’s Budget is bleak
The desperate men of Downing Street are trying to hang on to power at any cost. Can a bold, progress
The government must resist the pressure to cut borrowing.
What is needed at the Budget is another
And that is why I never use email. This lifestyle choice has led the “Tory Trendies” (a definitively oxymoronic splinter group within Central Office) to label me, to their great amusement, “The Luddite” and, when they discovered that I do not carry a mobile phone, “Landline”.
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A sceptic who thinks all our ills stretch back to the Enlightenment, he is also a visionary who pred
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McBride’s departure ought to herald a serious engagement with real politics and an understanding tha
Ashwell may have been the first major prison riot for some time but we would be fooling ourselves if
Just when you thought the Tories couldn't get more hardline on Europe William Hague announces Ken Cl
The Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg argues that confidence in our politicians is at an all time low and it
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Observations on political dynasties
Whether you are secular
or Christian, Easter
is a time for renewal. The coming of spring after a long winter, the blossoming of daffodils are as poignant for the non-religious as is the end of Lent and the celebration of the resurrection of Christ for His followers.
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The Labour Party that capitulated so completely to neoliberalism is exhausted. If it is to be reinvi
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Tony Blair’s ex-chief of staff, argues that the lessons of Northern Ireland can be applied to Palest
George Osborne's scapegoating public sector workers for the excesses of his friends in the City is o