An advent calendar for our times..

Led by Donkeys has launched an Advent calendar: To celebrate the Johnson/Farage seasonal kinship, we’ve launched a Tory-Brexit Party electoral alliance advent calendar. Open a new door each morning between now and election day to see examples of lies, lunacy and hypocrisy from the Brexit Party and their new electoral allies, the Conservatives. In addition… Read more

Conservative Government mismanagement of the NHS is plain for all to see

The news last week that the delays and target failures in the NHS are substantially worse than ever before is regrettably, unsurprising. Dr Rachel Clarke has pointed out that since the Conservatives have been in government, surgical waiting lists have soared to 4.4 million; district nurses have been culled by 50%; 15,000 hospital beds have… Read more

Immigrants help us…

This is straightforward Labour Party evangalism, for which I perhaps ought to apologise, but I (and I reckon that many of our readers might well) agree absolutely. It is a counteraction to the untruthful Tory idea that immigrants are a problem, when in fact immigrants are invariably younger and more active than most and do… Read more

On Brexit and Remain alliances…

The news that Farage is standing down about half his prospective Brexit Party [BXP] candidates (who have reputedly been charged £100 each just to be considered as candidates – rumoured to be about £35k of income) is probably not great news for Remainers. Yet wherever they are in the UK the majority of Labour (and… Read more

In touch or not?

Jo Johnson has tweeted this and Tom Kibasi of the IPPR has suggested that his daily newspaper reading suggests he is not in touch with his constituents. It is, of course, an arguable case. But to me, it is much more likely that in reading this trio of newspapers – the FT, The New York… Read more