Archive: Oct 2008

Eight days out

We are just over a week from the US Presidential election and Barrack Obama looks to be on course for a historic victory. It is incredible how the course of the campaign has changed so dramatically... Read more

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Economical with the truth

Despite living through the last 14 years of New Labour I admit to being surprised at the extent of the recent spin over economic policy. It is amazing (although I know I should not be surprised) that... Read more

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Gimmicks

I am delighted to see Gordon Brown following David Cameron’s lead in taking key meetings out of London with a proposed Cabinet meeting in Liverpool in early 2009. I do think however the people... Read more

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Deckchairs on the Titanic?

Today marks an extraordinary day for Gordon Brown and his government with the re-appointment of Peter Mandelson to the Cabinet. As the country is crying out for answers and leadership in the face of... Read more

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Overdue change

I welcome the news today that Sir Ian Blair has resigned as Commissioner of the Met. I also welcome the role that the Mayor of London has played in bringing Sir Ian’s increasingly flawed reign... Read more

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Come together

It was clear to those of us in Birmingham this week that the Party Conference was overshadowed by the global financial crisis. That was both understandable and right. Britain, along with many other... Read more

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