Earlier I was reading Hopi Sen’s blog at Liberal Conspiracy about Bob Ainsworth’s intervention on the drug debate. There was some stuff I agreed with, parties have to win elections and Hopi was right to say that the position espoused by Ainsworth is massively unpopular with the public. And in that sense Ed Miliband absolutely had to distance himself, and official front bench policy, from what Bob Ainsworth said.
But, for me one of the reasons I am political is that I want to change the world, I want to make
Continue reading Drugs debate needs to have different frames of reference.
Firstly congratulations on your Election as the leader of the Labour party. I supported you from the start and you got my First preference vote. I even made a small donation to your campaign so I am delighted that you have won.
As a small time political blogger from the Westcountry it is hugely presumptuous of me to give you any advice. However self important presumptuousness is something of the hall mark of political blogging so here I go, a few bits of advice:-
1. Remember that you said this in
Continue reading Letter to Ed Miliband
As I come from Plymouth in the sleepy Westcountry it is very unlikely that I will be able to attend a Labour Leader hustings in person. This in of itself is a concern; Plymouth is a reasonably big city in an area of the country where Labour did appallingly at the election. There are two key marginals here we lost one, and narrowly held the other. I kinda think that a party keen on learning lessons would come here….
That aside the fact that I probably won’t get an opportunity to
Continue reading My take on the Labour Leader TV hustings last night.