You are certainly a very nice man and quite evidently an intelligent leader of your party. However, you are allowing your opponents to set your agenda. This puts you on to the defensive all the time. You must control your own agenda and to do so it needs to be new, easily understood, and positive.
Unpleasant Tory policies and perfidious financial acts are underpinned by a Great Lie. How do they get away with it, what’s their motive, who’s to benefit?
The conventional wisdom in the education debate is that all children should be given an equal opportunity to gain the most appropriate education and equal access to the best schools and colleges.
A casualty of untrammeled competition foisted on the railway system by a doctrinaire government. This is the story of the Gatwick Express.
Everybody seems to have grasped that the banks are at the core of our problems today. They are too big and too rich. But most would admit that they do not really understand why.
This is a letter I sent to Polly Toynbee on 25th October 2011 after the debate in Parliament concerning a referendum on membership of the European Union.
Though still with us in body, the spirit of Margaret Thatcher still marches at the head of today’s Conservative Party.