The Budget Blame Game

Writing on his blog, Tory MP Douglas Carswell has claimed that unpopular measures in the Budget resulted from civil servants rather than Ministers taking decisions on issues like the so-called Pasty Tax on hot takeaway food and tax changes for pensioners. It’s a view that has been widely reported – Carswell appears to be arguing […]

Liberal Democrats and the triumph of neoliberal entryism

Following the Liberal Democrat conference last weekend was fascinating for what I guess many Liberal Democrats would regard as the wrong reasons.  Votes on the Coalition’s Health Bill have revealed not only a deeply divided party, but one whose members and leaders are working from completely different assumptions about leadership, policy and democracy. On the […]