The last thing Labour needs is ‘unity’

3 Apr

Unity. According to Sir Keir Starmer, it’s the pre-requisite for Labour to re-establish itself as a serious party of government. As he put it recently (and has said repeatedly): “I don’t think there’s any victory without unity.” Yesterday, back on the theme, he thanked the party for the unity it has shown during the leadership […]

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Let’s scrap the Human Rights Act

3 Mar

It is only to be expected that the Conservative manifesto pledge to review the Human Rights Act should provoke a liberal moral panic. Floating in the empyrean, human rights are supposed to transcend mundane political divisions. Without a judiciary with the authority to override political decisions, there is no freedom or justice for individuals or […]

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