All articles by: Chris McLaughlin

Housing: a big but unspoken issue

Published: April 16, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Housing is one of the big issues that hasn’t been on the political radar as much as it deserves – despite our best intentions here at Tribune, and the good …

In this week’s magazine

Published: April 16, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

The election campaign coverage kicks off in this week’s Tribune, available now in selected branches of WHSmith and by subscription for as little as £19. Tribune’s editorial explains why, despite …

Cameron opens new Cold War

Published: April 16, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

In defence of the choice to support renewal of the Trident missile system, David Cameron says “we don’t know about China”…

How to win the debates

Published: April 13, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

BBC2 had an interesting programme last night on how to win the leaders’ debates, which kick off with the duel on ITV1 this Thursday. It’s available on the iPlayer here …

The shrine down the hall

Published: April 9, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Wonderful feature from the New York Times – a photo collection of the family bedrooms of fallen US soldiers. If you don’t take a look at these heart-rending images, you’re …

In this week’s magazine

Published: April 9, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

This week’s Tribune, on sale from Today in selected branches of WHSmith, and available by subscription features the latest from the election trail and an in-depth investigation of what happens …

Don’t go back to the Eighties, Gordon!

Published: April 3, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

So Labour’s collective campaign genius has launched a poster campaign depicting David Cameron as Gene Hunt, the character from Ashes to Ashes, saying Don’t Take Britain Back to the Eighties. …

What’s the German for hypocrisy?

Published: March 26, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

The new Trade Union and Socialist Coalition launched this week. Involved are some of the leading figures of the wildly successful* No2EU campaign which ran in the last Euro elections, …

In this week’s magazine

Published: March 26, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

This week’s Tribune, on sale from Today in selected branches of WHSmith, and available by subscription features the latest from the British Airways strike, and a plea for better industrial …

Nobble a Tory in the election

Published: March 25, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Tory Westminster hopeful Angie Bray has made a bit of a bloomer in her attempts to secure the three-way marginal seat of Ealing Central and Acton in west London. Former …

Best of the rest

Published: March 23, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

We’ve got some great articles coming up on tribunemagazine.org later this week. Tomorrow, Sally Hunt explains why cutting education in a recession is breathtakingly stupid, and on Thursday, criminologist David …

Value for money

Published: March 23, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Tribune is trying to find out which potential Blairite lobbyist would get us the best value for money. Like David Cameron, we believe in crowdsourcing our solutions. That way, we’re …

Not-Lord Ashcroft

Published: March 22, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Over at the Fabian Society’s Next Left blog, Sunder Katwala thinks we should be rude to Lord Ashcroft. He says: [A] peerage remains a significant public honour which reflects an …

In this week’s Tribune

Published: March 19, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

This week’s Tribune, on sale from Today in selected branches of WHSmith, and available by subscription features Nyta Mann’s revealing interview with Peter Hain. We have Sally Hunt and Michael …