09 October 2012
I’ve just woken up after a trip to the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham. As a Labour councillor, I was...
30 September 2012
A year later, there's barely a sight of the buzzword. But its ideas live on.
20 September 2012
Michael Gove is a genius. Like it or not, he’s succeeded in his plot to abolish GCSEs. Thousands of young people...
13 September 2012
Destroying a British asset.
12 July 2012
Rural Britain mustn't be ignored by the left
29 June 2012
An untapped electoral force.
22 June 2012
We’re all familiar with the story. Girl meets glamorous guy with flashy car and nice teeth who promises her the...
21 June 2012
Laws are weighted against communities.
15 June 2012
We shouldn’t be afraid to ground our political vision in an idea of Britain.
26 May 2012
It is only just beginning.
12 May 2012
A woman walks into the Kings Church centre, her hands thrust deep into the pockets of a sports jacket twice her size....
03 May 2012
Politics is not a dirty word. But sometimes it feels like politicians are competing over who can spurn their vocation...
02 May 2012
Can we go in there?” mumbles Chris, nodding towards a pokey private office. The 15-year-old speaks through...
29 April 2012
“Can we go in there?" mumbles Chris, nodding towards a pokey private office. The 15-year-old speaks through...
20 April 2012
I hold my surgery on the Consort estate, Peckham. Traditionally Labour, some residents have turned Tory but many no...
Britain's refusal to play its part in the Mediterranean migrant crisis will be a stain on our history