Posts Tagged “tim bale”

Review: Five Year Mission by Tim Bale

by Stephen Tall on May 6, 2015

Five Year Mission: The Labour Party under Ed Miliband by Tim Bale You can see why this book was released ahead of 7th May, 2015. If Ed Miliband loses it will remain the first definitive account of his failed leadership. (…)

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A Tory-Ukip pact? Up to you, guys. But you do know there’s an easier way, right?

by Stephen Tall on May 6, 2013

Ukip’s spectacular showing at last week’s local elections has got the Tories spooked. The full realisation is sinking in that this may not be a one-off eruption of popular protest. Nigel Farage’s band of modern-life-is-rubbish disciples will likely top next year’s Euro polls. Such momentum may propel them towards a double-digit general election performance in […]

Mrs T’s political life: a tryptych from three of the best articles I’ve read today

by Stephen Tall on April 9, 2013

I’ve read a lot of what’s been written about Margaret Thatcher in the past 24 hours. Here’s Mrs T’s political life, times and legacy summed up in excerpts from three of the best articles (ie, the ones I agree with (…)

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Your essential Easter weekend reader — my personal pick of the week’s must-reads

by Stephen Tall on March 31, 2013

It’s Sunday afternoon, so here are a baker’s dozen of thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices, culled from all those I’ve linked to this past fortnight. You can follow me on Delicious here. Even Britain has now abandoned austerity – Anatole Kaletsky highlights the abandonment of Plan A: “While Osborne repeated his mantra that […]

Your Saturday morning reader – 8 must-read articles

by Stephen Tall on October 6, 2012

It’s Saturday morning, so here are eight thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices… 5 Years On: The Election That Never Was – Damian McBride, Gordon Brown’s former spinner-in-chief whose must-read blog is essentially a memoir-by-instalments, recalls the week in 2007 that turned the new Prime Minister from hero to zero. Jimmy Savile: The birth […]

The Guardian asks, “What happens if Cameron loses?”

by Stephen Tall on March 26, 2010

Here’s a bit of fun speculation, at least if you’re not a Tory. Let’s suppose most of the last 10 days’ polls are right, and David Cameron’s Tories are destined to have fewer MPs than Labour in the House of Commons (even if they win more votes) – what would the Tories do?
That’s the […]