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Draw red lines to defend democracy

Published: October 19, 2007
Written by Tribune web editor

That there is a massive democratic deficit within the decision-making structures of the European Union – the most potent reason for challenging Britain’s continued membership and, therefore, demanding a referendum …

How arresting can Brian Paddick be?

Published: October 13, 2007
Written by Tribune web editor

Cary Gee – Out and about THE Liberal Democrats may be down and out nationally, consistently registering no more than 15 per cent in the opinion polls and facing obliteration …

PM needs courage of convictions

Published: October 12, 2007
Written by Tribune web editor

IF A week is a long time in politics, this has been one of the longest. From the prospect of another landslide general election on the back of an unassailable …

With their little stick of Blackpool rock

Published: October 8, 2007
Written by Tribune web editor

Paul Routledge – Out of the cage IT WAS all William Hague’s fault, as usual. He promised, General Macarthur-style: “We shall return” to Blackpool, merely because Labour had abandoned the …

When the teasing had to stop

Published: October 5, 2007
Written by Tribune web editor

Tribune Comment: GORDON BROWN is playing for high stakes. Whether or not he wished at this premature juncture in his premiership to be on the brink of the biggest gamble …

Brown for Britain – and Labour?

Published: September 28, 2007
Written by Tribune web editor

Tribune Comment: THEY think it’s all over. Not just the Labour Party conference, although that had its life support switched off in Bournemouth this week, but the general election, too. …

Trust: a two way-process

Published: September 20, 2007
Written by Tribune web editor

Tribune Comment: GORDON BROWN has called for the trust of the labour movement in moving forwards to a new era of policy-making. At face value, that’s what the trade unions …