New Labour

Your five-point guide to the Ed Balls files

10 June 2011 9:12

Intrigue, hilarious intrigue this morning, as the Telegraph releases a bunch of documents that clarify just how far the Brownites…

Charting Labour’s future

15 April 2011 11:16

The Labour Party is still ambling in the wilderness – sure of its destination, but uncertain of the route. Its…

What was Brown’s biggest mistake?

11 April 2011 16:59

“I have to accept my responsibility.” Who would have thought that Gordon Brown would ever breathe those words, let alone…

Burying the dead

6 April 2011 10:34

Lockerbie is back in vogue. The Telegraph reports that Mi5 has ‘conclusive evidence’ that Moussa Koussa was ‘directing operational and…

Milburn on Lansley’s health reforms

16 March 2011 17:34

Andrew Lansley’s health reforms have never been in the rosiest of health; but, as Pete observed yesterday, the current malaise…

The enemies of enterprise

8 March 2011 10:36

David Cameron’s attack on the “enemies of enterprise”, his version of the “forces of conservatism” shows that he and those…

Miliband’s latest break with the past

28 February 2011 12:59

As an independent creature, the Resolution Foundation’s new Commission on Living Standards isn’t doing Ed Miliband’s work for him. But,…

Mandelson casts doubt on Miliband’s vision

25 February 2011 15:36

The Kindly Pussycat has returned to the fray with a revised version of his memoirs. The FT’s Jim Pickard has…

Reforming schools: choice and autonomy

23 February 2011 17:49

Last week Reform published its 2011 scorecard of the coalition government’s public service reform programme. Following on from articles on…

Hopeless Harriet

17 February 2011 12:16

Last night, Harriet Harman launched a pre-emptive attack on the coalition’s failure to give 0.7 percent of GNI to overseas…

Burnham’s slide to the left

9 February 2011 18:28

One of the more depressing sights in politics at the moment is how Andy Burnham is leading the Labour party…

A good team with good policies

6 February 2011 17:58

When the Tories were in opposition, non-aligned friends used to complain to me that the party’s front bench was unimpressive.…

Mandarined

26 January 2011 17:58

One of the greatest challenges for any minister – and, by extension, the government’s programme – is to avoid being…

From the archives: The resignation of Alastair Campbell

21 January 2011 18:04

No need to explain why we’re looking back on the resignation of Alastair Campbell for this week’s entry from The…

Déjà vu

21 January 2011 10:44

Tony Blair is beguiling the Chilcot Inquiry once again. He was majestic last time – quick witted, sincere and convinced.…

How truly liberal is the coalition government?

19 January 2011 16:41

Mark Littlewood is Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs and contributed an article to the recent collection Big…

Aussie rules

19 January 2011 13:49

William Hague has been visiting Australia in the last couple of days, alongside half of the National Security Council. But…

There is a lot more to immigration than simply totting up the net migration figures

19 January 2011 10:30

The good news is that most people in Britain think that people in their local area mix pretty well  regardless…

The return of Chilcot

18 January 2011 16:45

The Chilcot Inquiry is back, and with bang not a whimper. In his opening statement, Sir John said: ‘There is…

Cameron’s public service reforms are still stuck in New Labour’s intellectual territory

17 January 2011 14:01

The man known to the Cameroons as ‘The Master’ casts a long shadow. David Cameron has re-launched his public service…