Category: Ed Miliband

“Diktat 2015”

Imagine the script, if you will. “Diktat 2015” Part II – 2014 Scene I – February – #caredata The British government claims to have had a very bright idea: release all NHS patient medical records in England for use by…

Ed Miliband: the real issue

The issue I’ve always had with Ed Miliband can be summarised thus: we don’t want the traditional CEO badly pyramidal type of top-down politicians as leaders, because that sort of leadership is based on the medieval dynamics which have served…

Ed Miliband (the enabler): Q & (some) A

I think I was crunching the occasional snail underfoot as I walked past the old zoo entrance, practically home.  It was almost eleven o’clock; I’d set off for Liverpool at just after four.  I’d got to the event’s location crazily…

Why I even love the England I hate

Love is a complex emotion.  At my happiest, I have been profoundly in love.  At my saddest, I have been rejected in such love. The last three years of Coalition government, for me at least anyhow, have encompassed such a…

How about a bit of Militax history, then?

There’s a most irritating bit of viral tweeting been going on today.  Even the normally judicious House of Twits has freely played along in the process of its propagation.  It involves the so-called (well, that’s what they called it) Militax. …

A way forward on the economy for Labour

About a decade ago my wife and I were looking to innovate ourselves out of unemployment.  It didn’t happen for a number of reasons, some of which I’ve already documented on these pages. Partly, it didn’t happen because – in…