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We must keep what makes us Labour

Published: December 7, 2007
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Tribune Comment: HERE we go again. Officials at the top of the Labour Party screw up over secret donations and in the blink of an eye the unions’ financial link …

Left, right and the freedom to speak

Published: November 29, 2007
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Tribune Comment: Luke Tryl, the president of the Oxford Union, a student debating society for toffs living off its historical reputation and which plays little part these days in the …

Time to nationalise Northern Rock

Published: November 26, 2007
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Tribune Comment: EVER since Tony Blair became leader of the Labour Party – or what he and his friends preferred to call “new” Labour – the “s” word and the …

Tories summon the ghost of sleaze

Published: November 15, 2007
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Tribune Comment: TWO weeks ago on this page we remembered how, in his book Considerations on Representative Government, the philosopher, economist and Member of Parliament John Stuart Mill referred to …

Cameron: nice face of a nasty party

Published: November 9, 2007
Written by Tribune web editor

Tribune Comment: DAVID CAMERON is a plausible enough fellow. Snake oil salesmen always are. But that doesn’t mean the medicine they are trying to sell you is efficacious.

Salmond serves Scotch on rocks

Published: November 3, 2007
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Ian Aitken – Rattling the bars IF ANYONE has ever doubted the crucial contribution that a single individual can make to the political process they need only look as far …

Nightmare for Cameron, not Brown

Published: November 1, 2007
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Tribune comment: IN HIS book Considerations on Representative Government, the philosopher, economist and Member of Parliament John Stuart Mill famously referred to “the Conservatives… being by the law of their …

Curbing free speech at the BBC

Published: October 26, 2007
Written by Tribune web editor

Tribune comment: MICHAEL LYONS is a curious cove. His appointment as chairman of the BBC Trust in May was a mystery to most people. A little known – some cynics …

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 …