Category: New Labour

Labouring the point?

Eric Joyce MP wrote a very clever piece yesterday, with the aim (I think) of deconstructing Ed Miliband’s current manifestation of Labour.  I’d like to try and do the same with this clever piece, in the forty minutes before I…

Talking of Ed (Miliband, that is)

Following on from my rather widely read post on Labour’s unhappy relationship with workfare (now why don’t you read me when I talk of bloodless revolution?  Sign the bloody sustainability manifesto, for goodness sake!), there have been quite a few…

The cost of New Labour is Old Tories

I’ve often battled against tribalism in politics.  I take as my reference point not the Tories of old but New Labour itself.  So much good was reworked by the silver-tongued leaders of that formation – but, as a Twitter friend…

ASBOs for corrupting bankers

New Labour invented the Anti-Social Behaviour Order: An Anti-Social Behaviour Order or ASBO (/ˈæzboʊ/) is a civil order made against a person who has been shown, on the balance of evidence, to have engaged in anti-social behaviour. The orders, introduced in the United Kingdom by Prime Minister Tony…