Gary Gibbon on Politics

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October 7, 2015 No Comments

David Cameron tries to return to his liberal Conservatism mission

David Cameron delved into the Tony Blair dressing-up box for this conference speech and more than a few people I spoke to on the way out were having flashbacks to the man George Osborne used to call “The Master”.


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October 5, 2015 1 Comment

George ‘Power To The People’ Osborne?

The prime minister and the chancellor are joined at the hip in a programme to own the centre ground and to shift it to the right at the same time.

Brexit and Scottish independence

Isn’t there a strong chance that Brexit leads to Scottish independence? How can a self-respecting unionist risk that?

September 30, 2015 9 Comments

Jeremy Corbyn’s new politics goes nuclear

By saying he wouldn’t press the button many feel Jeremy Corbyn is either saying he wouldn’t be prime minister or he’s saying he would over-rule party policy and effectively disarm

September 29, 2015 No Comments

Jeremy Corbyn: the moment ‘debate’ turns into ‘row’ edges closer

It was a confident and relaxed performance, better than many expected. But probably a bit tougher than some might have expected.

September 27, 2015 4 Comments

Hilary Benn bumped off NEC as Trident debate looms

The shadow foreign secretary is quietly dropped from Labour’s governing body as the party tries to avoid a damaging row over the renewal of Trident.

September 25, 2015 7 Comments

Corbyn team ponders rule changes

Out-numbered 10 to one in the Commons, Jeremy Corbyn wants to marshal the grassroots forces that backed him in such huge numbers to entrench changes in policy.

September 24, 2015 2 Comments

Corbyn, conference and the sand-pit

Jeremy Corbyn’s office is bracing itself for his first Party Conference as leader. This afternoon he was due to have his first encounter with an autocue machine.

September 17, 2015 3 Comments

Jeremy Corbyn tells his MPs: Labour will campaign to stay in EU

Three days after Jeremy Corbyn told Labour MPs he wouldn’t give David Cameron a blank cheque on the Europe referendum he appears to have signed one.

September 16, 2015 9 Comments

Jeremy Corbyn’s first PMQs: for many viewers, change will play well

For a first outing, in which you are trying to catch people’s attention and advertise a new politics, it probably worked on its own terms.

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