4999097473_6b8c8a907e_o-grey

The two great environmental issues

No comments

Air quality and climate change are the two great environmental issues of modern times, but a desire to protect and enhance our environment from the left of political thought spans centuries and predates the Labour party itself (see Robert Owen and New Lanark or Octavia Hill and the founding of the National Trust). Three years…

13920950264_0c573c9a01_-grey

Germany’s social democrats

No comments

After Martin Schulz became leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and was nominated as its candidate for the German chancellery, it looked like a political myth had finally been proved wrong. Up until the nomination of Schulz in Spring 2017, the narrative had prevailed that the Social Democratic Party had lost its popular base,…

3415290239_4633e8662a_o-grey

Our mental health

No comments

Apparently, Jeremy Corbyn has a wooden elephant sculpture in his office which he points at whenever people avoid talking about the most pressing issue. Before turning to Labour’s mental health policy, I am going to take Jeremy’s lead and mention the elephant in the room that is the possibility of ever enacting that policy. I…