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For Labour, improving both public safety and our electoral system must go hand-in-hand
Last Thursday, Yvette Cooper said what anyone who’s paid attention in the past 13 years could tell you: the Tories have fallen down on the job of keeping the UK safe. The Shadow Home Secretary’s address to the Institute for Government pledged that Labour would hire 13,000 new police officers, commit to rebuilding relationships between police forces and communities, put cops back on neighbourhood beats, and swiftly act on allegations of misconduct against officers.
The Northern Ireland Protocol: What it is, what it isn’t and everything else you need to know.
An absolute back to basics, jargon-free, beginners guide to the NI Protocol. We’ll go through everything you NEED to know to understand the developments of the coming days. 
Gove is on manoeuvres and Sunak only has himself to blame
With the UK economy barely treading water and increasing global threats underscored by a fresh Russian offensive in Ukraine, Gove was sent as secret mediator from the Government. His mission; to do what neither Sunak nor Starmer can publically, to admit that Brexit has been an unmitigated disaster and that the time is long since past to begin to repair the damage.
The Retained EU Law Bill: A 2024 Christmas catastrophe
It’s Christmas 2024. A new Government has entered office with a plan to clean up 14 years of Tory mess. But thanks to the Retained EU Law Bill which took effect at the end of 2023, the half-life of Tory destruction may stretch long into the future.
World Human Rights Day: 7 Myths About Migration Debunked
This week, we’re setting the record straight and debunking 7 of the most common myths about migration–so you can right the narrative when you hear them.
Competence, what competence? Tory chancellors like Jeremy Hunt always spell disaster
Tory chancellors have held the purse strings for 30 of the past 43 years, and from Geoffrey Howe through Norman Lamont to Rishi Sunak, they have nearly all left the UK economy in a worse state than they found it.
Starmer should be honest about immigration after CBI fudge
With businesses staring down a recession as they enter their make-or-break months over the festive period, the Confederation of British Industry's annual conference provided an important opportunity for both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition to make their party's case for how to right the economy.
Are we heading for 1997 again? This time the legacy of a Labour win can be lasting
After nearly two decades of Conservative PMs in No 10, the election of a Labour government in 1997 felt like a new dawn for Britain. This moment can be even more transformative if the Labour leadership lets it. By committing to electoral reform–including proportional representation–in the Party’s manifesto, Keir Starmer can give the country its most consequential change to the political system in decades.
The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill: another dampener for democracy
Just two years on from the announcement of the Northern Ireland Protocol as part of an ‘oven ready’ Brexit deal, the government has undertaken yet another U-turn. On October 11th...
Never mind the ballots: How Britain’s electoral system is cheating all the King’s men and women
We have grown used to being denied a fair say in how we are governed, to the point where the shameful winner-takes-all process feels like another one of those great traditions. But it is not a tradition; it is a crooked, 20th Century anomaly that stifles political opportunity and smothers political representation... It’s time for equal votes.
The cost of living crisis may be global, but it’s this Conservative Government that’s making it fatal
We’re all feeling it at the moment; energy bills are sky high, food prices are rising at the fastest rate since 2008, and it’s been suggested that inflation could reach as high...
The Blue Shift: Back-to-back broadcasts have amplified extreme Tory views
It’s a phoney war. There is no balance, there is no opposition and the format is ill-suited to countering the tsunami of counterfactuals, half truths and straight up lies on offer...
Don’t just settle for summat over nowt: the North deserves better than this Government
As a proud Yorkshireman, there’s nothing that frustrates me more than seeing this Government pretend everything will be ‘Be Reyt’ when things are far from perfect.
New Government, same old tricks?
New Government, same old tricks? We take a look at upcoming legislation that could hurt our democracy regardless of who is PM.
Referendum day 6 years on: 6 big lies
During the referendum campaign, Vote Leave — spearheaded by the current Prime Minister — made a series of promises which would help Britain ‘take back control’. Six years on, we’ve had a look at how they’ve fared…
Where are we now?
Johnson will trundle on for as long as he possibly can. But while he continues to cling onto power by the skin of his teeth, he continues to damage the country.
“Throwing a dead cat on the table”: 5 examples of Johnson's distraction tactic
Sue Gray’s long-awaited report into Boris Johnson’s lawbreaking was published yesterday, so it’s only natural that today he has prepared something new to throw on the table to distract from the scandal. Here are some other times he’s thrown a dead cat on the table…
No-Deal Brexit 2: The sequel no one asked for
Well, here we are again, the ‘do what I want or I’ll crash my own economy’ stage of Brexit. It might come as a shock to the millions who voted to “Get Brexit Done” in 2019, less so for those of us who didn’t.
Any port in a Stormont: Why the DUP must be helped down from their Protocol petard
The Assembly election result was a clear endorsement for the NI Protocol but how can the DUP get off this hook that is threatening power-sharing in Northern Ireland.
Data doesn’t lie. Using it can get this sleaze ridden, lawbreaking Government out of No.10
Data doesn’t lie. Using it can get this sleaze ridden, lawbreaking Government out of No.10