Tribune Blog

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 …

Throwing out time

Published: March 22, 2010
Written by John Street

Time, gentlemen please. The GMB union is calling time on pub owning companies that charge inflated beer prices and rent to their tied landlords – and then, the union says, …

BoJo and BroJo

Published: March 21, 2010
Written by John Street

Any plans Boris Johnson may have of returning to the House of Commons in the future to challenge David Cameron for the Tory leadership are set to be upstaged at …

Objectively wrong

Published: March 20, 2010
Written by John Street

Angry campaigners are calling on Conservative leader David Cameron to name and shame the Tory MP who killed Andrew Gwynne’s anti-poverty bill. The bill, which would have prevented vulture funds …

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 …

Dave’s dodgy pals

Published: March 17, 2010
Written by John Street

Can’t David Cameron get anything right? First he climbs into bed with every swivel-eyed, far-right loony in the European Parliament. Then he ties the knot with the Ulster Unionists whose …

Irregularities in the Tribune poll?

Published: March 17, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Tribune’s features and comment pages – including the one with the results to our weekly online poll – go to the printers overnight on the Tuesday preceding publication. The online …

Vote Tory, or the lobbyists get it

Published: March 16, 2010
Written by John Street

According to Ian Hall, editor of lobbying industry magazine Public Affairs News: “Many public affairs consultancies will be left with an enormous amount of egg on their faces if Gordon …

Blair on Foot

Published: March 12, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

It’s interesting to see what Tony Blair had to say about Michael Foot. I think it is fair to say that, despite their initial romance over the relevance of Marxism, …

In this week’s Tribune

Published: March 12, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

This week’s Tribune, on sale from Today in selected branches of WHSmith, and available by subscription features Prem Sikka’s devastating investigation into Michael Ashcroft and the Tory Party’s finances. We …

Total(itarian) Politics

Published: March 12, 2010
Written by John Street

When he is not funding the Tory Party, Michael Ashcroft appears willing to grant the oxygen of publicity to Nick Griffin and his odious BNP. Total Politics, the monthly magazine …

Surreal goings-on at the Guardian

Published: March 11, 2010
Written by John Street

The Guardian slipped into the far side in its coverage of Michael Foot’s death. Its main obituary was written by the great man’s biographer Mervyn Jones. Sadly, Mervyn went to …

Selections shenanigans

Published: March 11, 2010
Written by John Street

Something strange is going down in the battle to replace former Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon in Ashfield where one candidate is to be picked from an all-women shortlist to defend …

New Tribune website

Published: March 11, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Welcome to Tribune’s new website. As with all big IT projects, there are bound to be glitches and bugs as we start off, but unlike NHS IT projects, this one …

Official: Tory candidates cost you more

Published: March 3, 2010
Written by John Street

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 …