Is socialism back?

Patrick Diamond

Asking whether socialism is back immediately invites us to consider what socialism actually is. Since the early 20th century, it might be argued that the Labour party has adhered to three distinctive conceptions of ‘socialism’. The first conceives socialism as about nationalisation and public ownership. This doctrine is embodied in the original clause IV of…


Budget 2014: LIVE BLOG

Robert Tinker

13.47: The Budget announcement has wound down now so too is the blog. Thanks 13.45: Michael Gove (who made remarks about the number of Old Etonians in the Government in an interview with the FT over the weekend) has been banished to the naughty step out of sight of the TV cameras, Miliband says 13.44:…


Devolution: The ties that bind us

Dan Sharp

As a Scot in London I have been surprised by the high level of interest from those south of the border in the upcoming independence referendum. Across the UK people are genuinely interested in the arguments and the outcome, but all too often are unaware of the powers that the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales…