Tag: Labour

Election surprises, do they come in threes?

Surprises come in threes, be they election surprises or some other form of surprise. It’s an old saying, and like most old sayings sometimes it’s true and sometimes it isn’t. Of course this may or may not prove that old…

Ahem, I say–aux barricades, chaps–form an orderly queue, if you wouldn’t mind.

So then, that was the English revolution. I think we might have surprised ourselves a little—we certainly surprised the Media, the Pundits and the Politicians. There was no burning of hay ricks, no stringing up from lampposts—at least not physically,…

How to –probably—lose an election

I suppose it had to happen sooner or later—and now it has. The (British) Labour party has developed a habit of ‘kebabing’ itself when it comes to elections. I well remember the 1992 election, when the Tories were going to…

The coming English revolution

Aux barricades, citoyens During a Sunday morning politics show on the BBC (Andrew Marr), the front-man of the successful ‘better together ‘campaign—Alistair Darling, a former Labour party big hitter—agreed with Marr’s statement that there is a quiet uprising against politics…

There may be trouble ahead

May be trouble? In no particular order, we have the forth-coming referendum on Scottish independence, major constitutional changes in the UK whichever way the Scots vote, further EU sanctions against Russia, Obama and friends—if he has any left—about to bomb…