Changing the State

Analysing Starmerism as new Fabianism is becoming popular, at least at least at a very public sociologist | all that is solid. I recently debated with one of Starmer’s supporters who among other things argued that grass roots campaigning didn’t help achieve power. In the attached video, Ed Miliband explains why so-called single issue campaigning is essential to making an effective Labour Govt. Enjoy! Continue reading “Changing the State”

Labour’s 2019 campaign

Considering Labour’s IT led me to this at the Common Knowledge Coop. I was considering ISC2’s Vendor Management policies and how Labour measures up to good practice. Their report on the 2019 General Election Campaign looks at strategy, organisation and digital campaigning. I have not finished the reading yet, but it’s compelling stuff. Here are my notes … Continue reading “Labour’s 2019 campaign”

The NI protocol

The Northern Ireland Protocol of the Withdrawal Agreement signed by Boris Johnson after a partisan vote in the House of Commons, introduces a customs border in the Irish Sea between Northern Ireland and Great Britian. Now that the Unionists have caught up with what the deal means, they are mightily unhappy; the problem is that many of them are armed and lethal violence was only expunged as a regular tactic in 1998. Here are my notes on the NI protocol. Continue reading “The NI protocol”

What is to be done? (About Brexit)

It’s turning pear shaped, that Brexit, not as easy as they thought, and maybe worse than Remainers predicted. Here are some notes that I made for the AEIP National Committee meeting. I quote from blog articles of mine and other sources, and will try and turn this into a blog article later in the week. Anyway, as they say on Youtube, let’s get to it … Continue reading “What is to be done? (About Brexit)”

Brexit, Month One

The post brexit deal, one month on. It’s not going well, both trade, which is down, some say by 68%, due to the economic consequences of non-tariff barriers to entry, mainly paper work, and the consequences of agreeing a border in the Irish Sea are placing massive strains on the Good Friday agreement. Here are some notes. Continue reading “Brexit, Month One”

Starmer vs Johnson, Winter 2020/1

I wrote a piece on my blog, about Boris and Starmer’s polling numbers. I observe that the score seems to be different depending if one’s seeking to determine approval or suitability for the top job. I made a charts  from yougov data but didn’t use it in my part II, and so I present them here. Johnson is thought of less well than Starmer but seems to be closing the gap. Continue reading “Starmer vs Johnson, Winter 2020/1”