3196253111_014c0a84b1_o (1)

Promises, promises

Deborah Mattinson

After the ‘longest suicide note in history’ back in 1983, Labour, on its journey towards modernisation, latched on to the idea of the ‘symbolic policy’: a policy that illustrates a party’s long term values and vision while also connecting strongly with voters. The sale of council houses, introduced by the Conservatives around this time was…

5593579782_39ffa97325_o (1)-grey

Shaping the campaign

Patrick Diamond

The opinion polls currently point towards a general election result for the Labour party so catastrophic it leads to a political earthquake and the long-term realignment of British politics. Theresa May’s Conservatives are significantly ahead on critical indicators of electoral performance: party affiliation; leadership strength; economic competence. The irony, however, is that beyond Brexit this…

4983960162_aa13556df5_b

A view from the campaign trail

Barbara Cannon

The Copeland by-election and the battle to save West Cumberland hospital There is a mighty battle going on just now in Copeland during the parliamentary by-election, triggered when former MP Jamie Reed resigned. Labour has held the seat since the 1930′s and to lose it now is unthinkable. Yet there is a worrying and prevailing view…

There are no publications tagged with NHS.