Liam Byrne is right about Labour’s pains

Liam Byrne is right about Labour’s pains

Rumours swirl around Westminster that Liam Byrne is to be replaced as the head of Labour’s policy review. According to The Guardian: Byrne is seen as a Blairite, and there have been tensions in the party about how tough a line to take on welfare. Labour...
Elected Mayors – where did it all go wrong?

Elected Mayors – where did it all go wrong?

The idea that elected Mayors will be the genesis for the transformation of major cities looks in pretty bad shape today.  All of the cities to have declared so far have voted No.  I’ve made clear that I support the idea of elected Mayors as they decentralise power,...