It appears Ed Miliband is preparing to bow to the inevitable. According to The Guardian he is planning to water down – or effectively scrap – his union reform proposals. “Labour suggests its changes be not fully implemented for five years or could only apply to newly-recruited political levy payers. It is also looking at [...]
For three and a half years I have highlighted the YouGov “most to blame for the cuts” tracker as, perhaps, a good non-voting intention tracker. On the face of it you’d think that if the red team was continuing to get the blame with less than a year and a half to go then it […]
Michael Gove wants to blame Labour for today’s PISA rankings, in which the UK has fallen five places to 26th, and Labour wants to blame Michael Gove. So in this… Continue reading The post The PISA rankings have exposed Labour’s policies on education appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Interesting developments in the south. East Galway TD Colm Keaveney, the former chair of the Labour Party, has applied to join Fianna Fail (whose parliamentary are currently invovled in rapidly prepared meeting to discuss his application). Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has expressed disappointment at news. Mr Quinn said the move was a personal decision […]
While the prime minister was in China with a trade delegation the Labour leader Ed Miliband was much closer to home. He went to Caterpillars pre-school nursery in Crawley to highlight the importance of apprenticeship schemes in helping...Show More Summary
when compared to the logistics labour shortage in the trucking industry. The SCIDigest Editorial staff might have painted a grim picture in their recent article on how the labor shortage in manufacturing really is getting worse, butShow More Summary
Tomorrow morning sees the publication of the latest results in the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa), a series of tests taken by 15-year-olds in 66 countries. As you'll have gathered by now if you follow the news, the results show English schoolchildren trailing countries like China, South Korea and Singapore. So, little or [...]
Tories and Labour blame each other for 'stagnation' of standards in maths, reading and science First Reaction LAST UPDATED AT 09:05 ON Tue 3 Dec 2013 PUPILS in Britain are falling behind their contemporaries in Asia in core school subjects,...Show More Summary
They just aren't switched on. Since Ed Miliband announced Labour's plans for an 18 month energy price freeze should he be forming a government in 2015, the Tories have not been able to properly respond. Shouting "Marxism!" had zero effect,...Show More Summary
If Britain is to meet its self-imposed carbon-reduction targets it means the end of coal by 2030. Things aren’t looking much brighter for the coalition. The deep fissure between Liberal Democrat-driven green… Continue reading The post We can reduce carbon emissions, but we can’t afford Labour’s targets appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Of all the ministers involved in the Coalition negotiations over energy bills, Ed Davey has had quite the worst experience. He has had to water down his conference bullishness about… Continue reading The post Ed Davey focuses fire on Labour – for now appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The Autumn Statement isn’t until Thursday, but already it’s clear what the attack lines will be from both sides. As James explained earlier, the Tories and Lib Dems will want… Continue reading The post Naked politicians and the Emperor’s New Clothes: Labour’s Autumn Statement challenge appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
One of the techniques that horror writers employ to make their novels as frightening as possible is to avoid describing their monster in any great detail. Read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,… Continue reading The post Latest Tory energy stance gives ground to Labour appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Government's 'cosy deal' with energy firms will not keep bills down, says Labour leader Ed Miliband One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 09:12 ON Mon 2 Dec 2013 See related: Energy prices Q&A: how to save money on gas and electricity LABOUR...Show More Summary
I had to laugh when I read the other day that 300,000 ballot papers were sent out to elect the new leader of the Scottish Labour leader. What a complete waste of time, effort and money given that there are a lot less than 20,000 Labour party members in Scotland these days. Show More Summary
Overnight the Seal team has been in action. Labour’s new attack unit has been targeting David Cameron’s Beijing trip, with some success. “PM and cronies off to charm China”, reports the Mail. “David Cameron flies off to China with his cronies on board for ‘Junket’ ”, says the Mirror. Tossing one final stun grenade into [...]
Messages have also been posted by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.
The five most read posts of the month were: 1. It's Time to Scrap Pairing 2. How London-Centric is Political Blogging? 3. Stoke Labour and Political Crisis 4. Day of the Doctor - Review 5. Capitalism, Asperger's and Autism Nice to see some political commentary rise to the top in November. Show More Summary
Mai Dao, Davide Furceri, Prakash Loungani, 1 December 2013 Labour mobility is one of the keys to a successful currency union
Today saw the launch of Britain's newest political party. Left Unity is officially alive. Since Ken Loach called for a left alternative to Labour back in March, there has been a tortuous road to today's founding conference, as the cpgb's coverage and comment has demonstrated in anything but gripping detail. Show More Summary