The La-La Land of Election Promises – and why no-one talks about implementation

November 18, 2019

On the radio on Saturday UK Cabinet Minister Michael Gove was asked about his party’s promise to plant 50000 trees. …

Let’s back the grown ups!

October 2, 2018

I am following the party conference system and trying to identify grown up current or past front bench politicians who …

Sobering thought about democracy as the Tories gather

October 1, 2018

Here is something for the Tories to consider at their conference this week.

 

According to The Economist (September 15th, …

Whatever happened to party unity?

September 27, 2018

In Italy, the Minister of Finance is being threatened by his coalition partners with a ‘mega vendetta’ if his Treasury …

Credit to Labour for their new thinking on wealth creation

September 11, 2018

For some years I have argued that companies should follow the example of listed company Handelsbanken and set aside a …

Look who has profited from the crash

September 7, 2018

Ten years on from the crisis, global debt is not lower but higher by 40 percentage points. And, says Gillian …

US Socialism: A developing movement?

August 31, 2018

I was invited by TRT World to appear on the television news program Roundtable on Wednesday. The topic was ‘US …

Three lessons to be learned from the UK’ s Windrush fiasco

April 24, 2018

I have rarely felt as ashamed of my country as now reading about people like Valerie Baker, who has …