Quick Dip Back Inside the Bubble

I know Westminster is often described as a political bubble and therefore anything that is said inside is somehow not worth the same as a ‘real discussion’ on the doorstep! So today I was back in Westminster to get some ‘gossip’ from as many people as possible about the state of politics and of course…

Labour Leadership Ballot Papers Out – it is now VERY real

The ballot papers for the Labour leadership election have started to go out and I am looking forward to receieving mine and posting my first preference for Andy Burnham, and my second for Yvette Cooper. As we saw in 2010 the distribution of secnd and third preferences can become really important. So far I remained…

Time to come off the Fence for Andy Burnham 

Andy Burnham As you will know I have been a little critical of the Labour Party since its defeat in May and the subsequent leadership election process. I was initially struck at the lack of inspiration offered during the process and the personal attacks on the candidates by ‘close friends and the their supporters.’ In…