In a speech to the think-tank Demos, Diane Abbott, the female Labour MP, has given a horrendously matronising and ham-fisted speech entitled "Britain's crisis of masculinity". Britain, she suggested, is in danger of having "a generation...Show More Summary
Last month, in a rare and refreshing piece of pre-local election commentary written outside the Ukip prism, author and urbanist Leo Hollis stated that the government does not understand cities.… Continue reading The post Labour is the party that should be worrying about its record on cities appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
In a short time, I shall be leaving the country for at least two years (stop cheering). When I return, Ed Miliband will be the prime minister. Whether this constitutes an achievement for a Labour leader is open to debate. The legalised gerrymandering which the Coalition parties have, through their mutual dishonesty, ensured will be [...]
A hypothetical. Ed Miliband’s sitting in his office, struggling with an especially complicated Rubik’s Cube puzzle. Perhaps it’s actually a Rubik’s Snake, or even one of those devilish Rubik’s Triangles. Anyway, it all gets a bit much for him and he slips off his chair and bangs his head. Or, he’s walking down the street, [...]
Nick Rowe: Do New Keynesians need to assume (much) labour hoarding? | Owen Zidar sends us to Pat Kline and Enrico Moretti: Local Economic Development, Agglomeration Economies and the Big Push: 100 Years of Evidence from the Tennessee...Show More Summary
"Hourly, farce is piled upon farce," wrote Iain Martin on his Telegraph blog this week as the Tory tribe panicked over Europe. In this week's Telegram, Iain argues that Cameron may have been fatally wounded – but Labour commentator Dan Hodges disagrees. Also, as IRS and Benghazi scandals engulf Barack Obama, columnist Con Coughlin says [...]
From our friends at the ADAPT International Labor Law Program: We are pleased to announce that ADAPT and the International Doctoral School in Human Capital and Labour Relations are organizing the international conference: Internship and Traineeship for Students and Young...
The BBC loves nothing better than a narrative in which Tory anti-European eccentrics split their party, and a bewildered public votes Labour. It is certainly the case that some of… Continue reading The post Refusing to bang on about Europe has brought about even more banging on than before appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
It could be the start of a beautiful friendship. Traditionally, when Plaid Cymru's 3 MPs succeed in forcing a vote at Westminster, it is followed by a Plaid press release registering "shock" that Labour MPs refused to vote with Plaid...Show More Summary
The odious little 'oik' also known as Lord Ahmed resigned from the Labour Party the other day - in preference to facing accusations that he made anti-Semitic, racists comments in a television interview. What a coward - I hope the Labour Party still heard the case in his absence and barred him from party membership for life. Show More Summary
(TheLoadstar) The prospect of major delays reoccurring in South Africa’s ports due to labour unrest appears to be increasingly likely as workers in a range of sectors across the country [...]
So 130 MPs have backed the Baron/Bone amendment to the Queen’s Speech. There will be Labour and other parties in this group, but reasonable estimates suggest that 100 Tories went… Continue reading The post 130 MPs support Queen’s Speech amendment on EU referendum appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
by Rebekah O'Brien Moments after I found out that Kermit Gosnell was convicted on 3 of 4 counts of murdering babies, I received a phone call that my sister's water had broken, she had gone into labour. My sister and I are very close. I was present at the birth of her first child, and now her second was on its way.…
Following Isabel’s revelation that the newly-reinstated Nadine Dorries will be pursuing an electoral pact with Ukip, Nigel Farage reveals he is open not just to Dorries’ advances but also those… Continue reading The post Exclusive: Nigel Farage says yes to Dorries and backs joint Tory and Labour Ukip candidates appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
We know that measured productivity falls in a recession (relative to trend). Real Business Cycle theorists say that this is because a negative productivity shock is what caused the recession. Keynesians say that a negative aggregate demand shock is what...
Wal-Mart said it does not plan to sign a Bangladesh fire and building safety accord drawn up by labour groups. ||| Wal-Mart said on Tuesday it does not plan to sign a Bangladesh fire and building safety accord drawn up by labour groups because it believes its current safety plans will get faster results. Show More Summary
The Labour Party is broke. According to Sam Coates in this morning’s Times, “Labour is facing a new financial crisis after it emerged that the party depends on a massive overdraft from the troubled Co-operative Bank. The party relies on a £3.9 million lifeline from the ailing lender, which could be cut as part of [...]
Andrew Adonis’s excellent ‘Five Days in May’ has left me with five questions. I asked the first yesterday, and here are the second and third: Q2: Where were the PLP? One of the noticeable missing elements in Labour’s approach to … Continued
Ed Miliband has been talking to Cafod, the Catholic Church's Left-leaning (to put it mildly) overseas aid/climate change lobby. Who can blame him? At a time when the Labour leader is feeling unloved by his own supporters, it's reassuring to spend time with people who thoroughly approve of the direction in which he's pushing his [...]
Labour peer wants assisted suicide to be legal in 'strictly defined circumstances', but can he succeed? Briefing LAST UPDATED AT 10:00 ON Wed 15 May 2013 THE LABOUR peer Lord Falconer is set to table a private member's bill that will legalise assisted suicide for the terminally ill. Show More Summary