Category: New Toryism

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…

Who needs to learn what and where

As I was idly following a tweeted conversation between Anthony Painter and Dominic Campbell this morning, I came across a retweet via the former from Lisa Ansell: “@lisaansell: @anthonypainter MPs don’t need to learn- they understand how it goes quite…

I did say (or Granita (II) again)

I said there was far more to this than meets the eye.  Nick Clegg’s speech on constitutional reform can now be found at New Statesman here. This is Granita (II) you see.  They’re aiming to reshape two parties to their…

Charles Kennedy and drama at the top

I find this paragraph in today’s article by Charles Kennedy writing in the Observer particularly revealing: Early returns from our rank and file would appear comforting; there seems to have been no instantaneous haemorrhaging of membership or a sudden direct…