Carl Packman looks at what Demos actually say on cash cards in their report this morning.
Carl Packman reviews Demos’s new report on what patriotism means in Britain today.
Shadow work and pensions secretary Douglas Alexander gave a speech to Demos today in which he acknowledged Labour’s mistakes in communicating their response to the recession and criticised Conservative attempts to portray the opposition as hoping for a double dip recession. He explained that Labour had made the right decisions during the economic crisis by preventing a recession from becoming a depression.
A new poll from Demos and YouGov reveals the scale of the challenge facing the new leader of the Labour Party, Richard Darlington, head of Open Left, explains.
Conspiracy theories are often dismissed as the humorous, yet mainly harmless preserve of a lunatic ‘whacky’ fringe. Bizarre they can be, but they are no laughing matter. They are a serious, widespread and influential cultural habit, and in certain social contexts they can be harmful.
Open Left and Soundings magazine have produced an ebook entitled ‘Labour’s Future’ edited by myself and Jonathan Rutherford; the central message being that we can only engage in the process of renewal pluralistically.
The Institute of Government recently played host to a panel of Conservatives, more infamously/famously known (depending on which side of the fence you sit) as the Red Tories.
Now for a half-time team talk for the Labour leadership campaign teams: “You are out on your feet and fear of making a mistake is encouraging you to play it safe.” Candidates and campaign managers spent enough time with each other travelling the country and in Labour’s sweaty war room during the general election, but the pep talk has a familiar ring to it…
A new Tory poster says “Let’s cut benefits for those who refuse work”. The policy has been law for 15 years and shows the lack of imagination on welfare reform.