by Chuka Umunna
So now we know: the action being taken by this Lib-Con government in the name of deficit reduction will cost at least 1.1m jobs across the public and private sectors. How do we know this? Because theÂ Treasury says so, hence today’s big story.
But far from the media circus, a new deficit is growing. […]
This is painful but important to watch, Diane Abbott struggles to answer very tough questions from Andrew Neil on the “This Week” sofa last night.
It was indeed very harsh and caught Diane unaware which has led some to claim foul play. I can’t say it is unfair for legitimate political questions to be asked on […]
By Alex Hilton / @alexhilton
The thing is, theyâ€™re all Labour, so theyâ€™d all do OK. And with preference voting, I get to support all of them to different degrees so support for one candidate or another isnâ€™t necessarily a rejection of the others.
But none of them is an Obama waiting to bloom […]
By Tim Caswell
For the ninety-nine percent of the population who are not interested in partyÂ politics, people who are must seem like a religious sect. A dwindling band ofÂ brothers and sisters who think that their leader will lead them to the PromisedÂ Land – or at least a small majority in the House of commons.
Most people rank […]
Just when you thought it was safe to turn on the TV without seeing a Blairite taking control of some part of government policy… the Coalition Government once again disappoint.
Prime Minister David Cameron has recently been playing a steady public relations game of trying to appear tough and Thatcherite on the deficit but also as […]Read more →
A guest post by Kwaw Nelson
So at the eleventh hour, Diane Abbott MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington squeaked through the nominations process and made it on to the final short list of contenders for the leadership of the Labour Party. But did she do it on merit and she is capable of being […]Read more →
According to James Macintyre of the New Statesman, Diane Abbott has made history as the first black woman to enter the Labour leadership.
If this proves to be confirmed to be true, The Multicultural Politic congratulates her on making this historic achievement and will watch the Leadership race and her performance with keen interest.
I am writing to let you know that I have withdrawn from the Labour Party leadership race this morning.
So two weeks in, Osborne is able to keep his pledge on making Â£6,000,000,000 of cuts this year. Well what he has announced proves that he is actually making Â£5,700,000,000, as he is “redirecting” Â£500 million, which means he is Â£300 million pounds short of his pledge.
Whilst the city and business leaders have applauded the […]Read more →
This was written (and amended as the day unfolded) on the day David Cameron became Prime Minister, for The Independent, but didn’t go in the paper.
The mayhem of the last few days seemed as if it would go on and splendidly on. Iâ€™m still half-expecting that by tomorrow morning the Lib-Dems will be holding talks […]Read more →
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