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Left Futures · 9h ago

Theresa May’s Blairite Manifesto

Chatting to Alex Nunns on the Twitter earlier, he suggested the Conservative (and Unionist) Manifesto was a Blairite document. And he’s entirely right. Not because of the substance of the po...
Left Futures · 2d ago

What is the ‘Dementia Tax’?

On page 67 of the Conservative Party manifesto (analysis here), Theresa May’s “team” announces a significant shift in the way elderly care is going to be paid for. Their plans have generated...
Left Futures · 5d ago

No houses, no lunches, no foreigners: Theresa May launches her vision for Britain

Only death and taxes Theresa May’s shock announcement has been that her next government would make more people pay for their own social care at home. Under new means-testing rules, pensioner...
Left Futures · 5d ago

No Sign of the Liberal Democrat Revival

The Liberal Democrats are not having a good election. Bullish coming off the back of a steadily increasing tally of councillors picked up from local authority by-elections, buoyed by a yello...
Left Futures · 6d ago

What is in the Liberal Democrat manifesto (and what isn’t)

It was Labour’s turn on Tuesday, and yesterday it was the Lib Dems opportunity to launch their manifesto for the General Election on June 8th. The big themes? Rejoining Europe, smoking weed,...
Left Futures · 6d ago

Explaining Laura Kuenssberg’s Bias

There’s a headline. It’s from the BBC, written by no less a figure than the corporation’s ...
Left Futures · 1w ago

Labour to stand on most transformative manifesto in living memory

Yesterday Jeremy Corbyn revealed Labour’s manifesto for the 2017 General Election. In an event at Bradford University, party activists and the media were treated to the unveiling of the mani...
Left Futures · 1W ago

New polls put Jeremy Corbyn’s potential vote ahead of Ed Miliband’s 2015 result

Three new polls published over the weekend have shown Labour’s support climb to 31-2%, higher than the 30.4% Ed Miliband achieved in May 2015. Two polls, from Opinium and ORB, had Labour’s s...
Left Futures · 1W ago

What’s happening to the Labour vote?

Some welcome news for a change. Well, welcome-ish. The Tories have a lead in the polls that no superlative can accurately capture. Yet something interesting is happening to the Labour vote. ...
Left Futures · 1W ago

Peter Willsman reports from Labour’s Clause V meeting, May 2017

For new members, I will just explain what the ‘Clause V’ meeting actually is. It has pride of place in our party’s Constitutional Rules – “Chapter 1, Clause V – Party Programme”. It is when ...