All articles by: Michael Hindley

Course set for ‘muddled middle’

Published: September 25, 2017
Written by Michael Hindley

Keir Starmer’s position statement that Labour wants a transition period for Britain’s departure from the European Union, which indeed may become a permanent condition, has been greeted with acclaim. It …

Brexit-bound for the Muddled Middle

Published: September 8, 2017
Written by Michael Hindley

Keir Starmer’s declaration that Labour wants a Brexit transition period has been acclaimed. It might become permanent policy. Indeed, Tom Watson has hinted as much. Carefully drafted, more to avoid …

Labour’s Brexit Tangle

Published: July 8, 2017
Written by Michael Hindley

The 1983 Labour General Election Manifesto, on which both Tony Blair and Jeremy Corbyn were elected, promised: On taking office we will open preliminary negotiations with the other European Economic …

Labour must break with free trade dogma

Published: November 16, 2016
Written by Michael Hindley

“Free Trade” was the one colour that all Brexiteers nailed to their mast. Reckless gambles on finding a bright new world outside the European Union demand a successful trade policy. So what is Labour …