Where is the Independent Group heading? Is it the SDP Mk II? Blair’s Babes? Or David Davis revisited?
Some first thoughts on the Independent Group.
ALWYN TURNER remembers the SDP – ‘the party of the future’, according to Barry from Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.
The late Paddy Ashdown’s election as Lib Dem leader in 1988 appears routine, but PAUL SAFFER points out the significance of the contest.
Continuing ALWYN TURNER’s history of the post-war Labour Party, seen through leadership elections past (1976-88).
DAN ATKINSON is bracing himself for a surfeit of political nostalgia.
ALWYN TURNER profiles Jeremy Corbyn’s chief ally, the shadow chancellor.
A selection of the writing, wittering and viewing that has caught our attention over the past week.
With the Liberal Democrats massing (ahem) in Bournemouth for their autumn conference, DAN ATKINSON wonders whether they’ve lost the taste for power.
The Labour Party has sinned in thought, word and deed, says SAM HARRISON. Now it’s ready for some old-time religion.