David Skelton

Deputy Director and Head of Research, 2011-2013


David Skelton

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Why Ed is right to speak at “The Big Meeting”

Why Ed is right to speak at “The Big Meeting”

Ed Miliband is being attacked for speaking at the Durham Miners’ Gala. Apparently, it’s symbolic of the “redness” of “Red Ed” and part of Labour’s kneejerk to the left. There’s plenty of things that I disagree with Miliband about, but he certainly shouldn’t be...
Tory Modernisation Needs To Be Updated, Not Abandoned

Tory Modernisation Needs To Be Updated, Not Abandoned

Tory modernisation is again being questioned. Some Tory MPs and commentators are reacting to the poor local election results and consistently bad polling evidence by complaining about the Liberal tail wagging the Tory dog. But the truth is that most of those...
Appointing Jon Cruddas was a masterstroke for Labour

Appointing Jon Cruddas was a masterstroke for Labour

Samuel Brittan famously called the distinction between left and right a “bogus dilemma”. Politics and policy is often much too complex and sophisticated to be split into this simplistic dichotomy. This came to mind when I saw the reaction to Jon Cruddas being...