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Chief Political Commentator — The Observer
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The Observer's award-winning Chief Political Commentator, critically-acclaimed broadcaster and author of Number One best-seller, The End of the Party.

Labour is really two parties. And they simply can’t stand each other

theguardian.com — We were wrong, all of us. Tories, Labourites and those of us who monitor the political climate, we all thought that the major weather event of the first half of this parliament was going to be the split on the right.

Labour downs a deadly cocktail of fatalism, fury and fantasy

theguardian.com — Shortly after Labour's calamitous collision with the electorate in May, Andy Burnham found a message on his voicemail. It had been left by an old friend from the north, one of the most senior figures in the party, a veteran of its 13 years in office.

Why Labour is gravitating towards the Conservatives’ dream candidate

theguardian.com — The general secretary of the Communist party of Britain and the leader of the Conservative party have found something they agree on. Robert Griffiths and David Cameron both think that it would be a smashing idea for Labour to choose Jeremy Corbyn as its next leader.
Jul 19, 2015

Why Labour is gravitating towards the Conservatives’ dream candidate | Andrew Rawnsley gu.com/p/4anft/stw

Jul 19, 2015

Why Labour is gravitating towards the Conservatives’ dream candidate. gu.com/p/4anft

Jul 19, 2015

Awful thing is I thought Lab *had* tested naive leftism to destruction with EdM. Now Rawnsley suggests doing it again theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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George Osborne is the master of all he surveys… except the economy

theguardian.com — The envy of rivals is the highest compliment that is paid to political success. Since George Osborne delivered his budget to a rapturous reception from Tory MPs, Boris Johnson has been wearing the tortured smile of a man who has swallowed a wasp and is trying to look happy about it.
Jul 12, 2015

On 7 May Osborne "sent stream of texts to Clegg urging him to do another coalition deal with Tories" @andrewrawnsley theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Jul 12, 2015

George Osborne is the master of all he surveys… except the economy bit.ly/1GeNsWS

We’d dig ourselves a deep hole if we took politics out of planning

theguardian.com — New York in the 1920s was a mess. Let down by its venal politicians, the city's transport was hopeless and its housing dreadful. Then along came a man with a plan. A grand plan. His name was Robert Moses. Armed with autocratic powers, and fuelled by a titanic megalomania, the urban planner ruthlessly transformed the place.

Election Notebook by Nick Robinson review - a man bent on beating both cancer and claptrap

theguardian.com — It is the most exposed position in political journalism. To be a success as political editor of the BBC, you need the nous to make sound and instant judgments on unfolding events, the skill to communicate complex issues in a way every viewer can grasp, excellent sources, a huge capacity for hard work and a competitive spirit.

Will the budget divide ‘hawkish’ George and ‘One Nation’ David?

theguardian.com — Sometimes, the significant developments in politics are the things that do not happen. "Non-events, dear boy, non-events", as Harold Macmillan did not say. One of the events that has not happened yet is a great bust-up between David Cameron and George Osborne.
Jun 28, 2015

'Cameron has been heard to remind the chancellor that he has a first in PPE while Osborne merely a 2:1 in history' theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Why David Cameron is an anxious spectator of the Greek drama

theguardian.com — Angela Merkel is very fond of saying it. The old English proverb - maybe it is also an old Teutonic one - is the default response of the German chancellor whenever there is a crisis in Europe. "Where there's a will, there's a way." That's her mantra.

The wrong ways and the right ones to pick Labour’s next leader

theguardian.com — It was a cruel choice to book the Attlee Room for the parliamentary hustings between the Labour leadership contenders. They gathered in a venue named after a revered winner to hear the contestants explain how they would rebuild the party after one of its worst defeats. Many Labour MPs came away pronouncing themselves uninspired.

As Labour tries to resolve its past, the Tories are mapping the future

theguardian.com — In the run up to 7 May, some people thought it a clever thing to say that this was an election to lose. The new government would be faced with so many nasty choices that would inflict so much misery on voters that it would be better to sit out the next five years in blame-free opposition and let the other lot take the responsibility and suffer the unpopularity.
Jun 07, 2015

@andrewrawnsley is right on the money here. But much of Labour still not even close to getting it. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Jun 07, 2015

As Labour tries to resolve its past, the Tories are mapping the future gu.com/p/49hek

Jun 07, 2015

RT @JohnSlinger: Labour friends shld read @andrewrawnsley theguardian.com/commentisfree/… how as we try to fathom our loss, Tories are plotting bigger maj in 2020...

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Jul 19, 2015

Why Labour is gravitating towards the Conservatives’ dream candidate. gu.com/p/4anft

Jul 12, 2015

George Osborne is the master of all he surveys… except the economy bit.ly/1GeNsWS

Jul 07, 2015

@Pwebstertimes True. The Moses book a beach read compared with some of GB's picks.

Jun 28, 2015

@meolscop1978 Cheers, Jonathan. Appreciate you taking the trouble to say so.

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