Monthly Archives: April 2015

Is this the election low point

It surely cannot get any worse. Labour joins the give-away election with a three-year stamp duty subsidy for properties up to £300,000 instead of a proper focus on solving the problem. Free local authorities to build more houses and help … Continue reading

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Corrupt and Mainstream Politics

Stuffing ballot boxes is illegal, so is threatening voters or bribing them. If Lutfur Rahman is guilty as charged of doctoring postal ballots, or intimidating opponents, or allocating council funding in order to buy votes then it was right he … Continue reading

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Is it really ‘Bye Bye Labour’?

Richard Seymour thinks it is. In the London Review of Booksthe author of Against Austerityargues that Labour might go the way of PASOK, its sister party in Greece. The PASOK vote fell from 43.9% to 4.7% before being ousted by … Continue reading

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Retail Politics

The phrase has been attributed to Ben Page at MORI and refers to the way parties distinguish themselves by the ‘goodies’ they offer the public. This election is rapidly turning into the retail sale of the century. The Tories promise … Continue reading

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Promises, promises …

On the same day that the Tories boasted the support of 100 business leaders Labour announced measures to end the worst features of zero hours contracts. There is still a difference between the main contenders for office. Social democratic parties … Continue reading

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