Outside the marginals

A commentary on the politics that followed the UK 2010, 2015 & 2017 elections (and THAT referendum)

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What makes you a Socialist!!??

… on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, the Labour leader made clear that he is ready to fix prices in other markets: “If competition fails, and if there is evidence it has failed in particular markets, should the regulator act? And if the regulator fails, as has happened in this market, should government act? Absolutely.”

His opponents will say – and are saying already – that this is a shift to the left, an old fashioned Labour reliance on the state to solve all ills.
James Landale BBC blog 25 September 2013 Energy price freeze: A political winner?

Well, let’s try the alternative. Read more…

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Swivel-Eyed Loons

“BBC News Website 18 May 2013 13:14

Swivel Eyed Loons © BBC

Conservative Party members have reacted angrily to newspaper claims that a figure close to David Cameron described activists as “mad, swivel-eyed loons”.

Reports claimed a senior Tory blamed grassroots members for pressuring MPs to amend the Queen’s Speech.

This sort of headline is a gift (even to BBC website editors – does their Content Management System highlight which photos go close to which headlines?).  However it does cast an interesting light on the relationship between the Conservative Part of the Government and the “Conservative Party”, particularly when a number of Conservatives are feeling a little (U)kippered. Read more…

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