Tag archives for 2019 General Election


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Labour should recognise that ‘red wall’ voters want more action and control over the economy – not less

Survation has spent the past few weeks running a series of polling of seats in the ‘red wall’, those 44 constituencies in the north of England and Midlands won by…
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The Green Party is “ready to absolutely explode” – an interview with Sian Berry and Jonathan Bartley

Speaking to Sian Berry and Jonathan Bartley for an extended period, I notice two things above anything else. Rather than common features of interviews - the earnest flag waving around…
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The Greens must be “explicitly anti-capitalist” – an interview with Tom Pashby

Internal elections in the Green Party of England and Wales are often light on politics. With the Greens' policy platform being decided not by leaders but by members, it's easy…
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The truth behind the Greens’ performance in the General Election

Image credit: YouTube Screengrab The election is over. Social media is filled with rancorous debate - unpicking Labour’s defeat. But what of the Greens? How was this election for us?…
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The Green Party’s future lies in a transformative, participatory programme of the left

Image credit: Bristol Green Party - Creative Commons There have been lots of different responses to the general election writ large. Mired in defeat and punch-drunk with the loss of…
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It’s time for the left to move beyond Brexit

Late on election night, as I’d just arrived at the Banbury constituency count, I was feeling despondent. I’m sure this was a feeling shared by progressives across the country in…
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This election has proven that we need to overhaul our rigged democracy

Image credit: Young Greens There we go. Another general election, and this time things have really gone wrong. Johnson and his gang of extreme right wing Tories have got the…
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How the Green election campaign went from bad to worse – and where we go from here

Image credit: Creative Commons: Jwslubbock The dust has now settled on the most heartbreaking election since the last one. All the votes are now counted. And for the fourth election…
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Why Labour lost in the North East

Caveat: The Tory focus on nationalism and the hostile press are not the focus, this is intended to be self-reflective. Brexit It’s undeniable when you look at the Labour gains…
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