Labouring on to achieve a kinder and fairer Britain for all

Tom Watson, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, tells Marcus Papadopoulos what his party needs to do to win the next general election and the importance of conveying to middle England Labour’s entrepreneurial credentials The result of the Labour Party leadership election last year stands as one of the greatest surprises in modern British political […]

Where next for Scotland?

Where next for Scotland?

  Stewart Hosie, Deputy Leader of the Scottish National Party in the House of Commons and MP for Dundee East   The SNP has a positive, progressive message for the future. We are in government in Scotland and facing elections next month, and we are the only effective opposition to the Tories at Westminster, as Labour […]

Global connectivity drives economic prosperity

Global connectivity drives economic prosperity

  Baroness Jenny Randerson, Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesperson Since the beginning of the 20th Century, aviation has revolutionised the way in which people travel – it has brought people together and made the world a smaller place. The Liberal Democrats recognise the vital role of aviation in the modern world. As an internationalist party, we recognise […]

Where next for Scotland?

Where next for Scotland?

Alistair Carmichael, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Home Affairs and MP for Orkney and Shetland I am never keen to offer predictions but it would be nice to see our politics move on from a constitutional debate that was supposed to have been settled in September of 2014 and to see the Scottish Government focus, instead, […]

Where next for Scotland?

Where next for Scotland?

David Mundell, Secretary of State for Scotland and Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale Scottish politics has been accused of many things. However, being boring has never been one of them. The last few years have been fascinating. Following the independence referendum and the delivery by the UK Government of a Scotland Bill, which […]

Where next for Scotland?

Where next for Scotland?

Ian Murray, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland and Labour MP for Edinburgh South Where next? In politics, that is the perennial question. With a Conservative Government wedded to further ideological cuts and an SNP Government content to merely manage them, we, in Scotland, face a stark choice: another dose of discredited austerity, or investment […]

 Power to the people

 Power to the people

Peter Dowd, Labour MP for Bootle, tells Marcus Papadopoulos why he supports city-region devolution and why the Conservative Government needs to stop sending out mixed messages over devolution Q Why do you consider city-region devolution to be a good idea? City-region devolution has been a long-time in the making, and I have been a proponent […]

Singing for a Brexit

Singing for a Brexit

Lord Norman Tebbit, Former Chairman of the Conservative Party and cabinet minister in Margaret Thatcher’s government Back in the 1950s and1960s, I was an airline pilot, living half of my life out of this country, staying in the same hotels, drinking in the same bars as my colleagues and working for similar Western nationalised or monopolistic […]

Investing in renewables: why and how

Investing in renewables: why and how

Matthew Pennycook, a member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee and Labour MP for Greenwich and Woolwich “What if it’s a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?” That was the question posed by one delegate to another at a fictional climate summit in a USA Today cartoon from 2009. […]

Tommy Sheppard, Shadow Scottish National Party Spokesperson for the Cabinet Office and MP for Edinburg East

Tommy Sheppard, Shadow Scottish National Party Spokesperson for the Cabinet Office and MP for Edinburg East

  State procurement – whether local or national – is a way in which we all buy, collectively, the things we could never afford individually – new roads, bridges, hospitals and schools, major communications and everything needed to keep things moving. The public sector is diminishing but with spending at £760 billion accounting for over […]

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