All articles by: Chris McLaughlin

Dinosaurs against change

Published: September 26, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

The conservative right in Labour has moved swiftly and in a co-ordinated way to deligitimise Ed Miliband’s election as its party leader. David lost because he did not garner as …

Tribune hustings on YouTube

Published: July 26, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Yoosk is a website that holds public figures accountable against questions and comments sourced from the public. Much of this is done via video. Yoosk have recorded the hustings event …

Tory dishonesty on austerity logic

Published: June 23, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Liberal Conspiracy reports this morning that the Tories unveiled a poster two years ago accusing Labour of dishonestly planning to raise VAT by 20% without letting the public know. Horror. …

The people’s pullover

Published: May 26, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Something has changed on the Labour Party’s leadership website, and we can’t say for certain that all is well. Yes folks, candidate John McDonnell’s scarlet red v-neck jumper has made …

How the nominations stack up

Published: May 25, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

There are various unofficial counts of how many nominations the candidates for Labour leadership have. The Labour Party website is updating its list twice a day (at 12.30 and 17.30) …

In this week’s Tribune

Published: May 20, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Tribune hits the shops tomorrow (Friday). Many of the articles will be published on tribunemagazine.org over the next seven days, but we’ve got some great content exclusive to the magazine. …

Let’s have a Deputy election

Published: May 18, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

The decision by Labour’s national executive committee to close the gate early on nominations for the party leadership shows that old New Labour habits die hard. The effect is to …

Leadership – the first shot?

Published: May 13, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Interesting to see former cabinet minister and Labour MP John Hutton making a pitch for David Miliband, against that ever present New Labour bogeyman, trade unionists. We can’t say whether …

Expected declaration times

Published: May 6, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

The polls have closed – now the votes are being counted. Here’s a handy list of the approximate times at which the constituencies are expected to declare.

The big guns

Published: April 30, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Just a few days left to go, and the Sun have played their trump card. Side point, but would the Lib Dems really ban page 3? That doesn’t seem to …

In this week’s Tribune

Published: April 30, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

This week’s Tribune, available by subscription or at selected branches of WHSmith has all the latest news and analysis from the campaign trail. We continue our profiles of key marginal …