Cheap Talk

We’re not all economists at the Continental Telegraph, but some of us are. We’re one. Of course, we don’t have the stature of Tim. But we’re having a go at commenting on recent developments we spotted in the news. This...

Labour’s Tom Watson: Journalism Subsidies Are The Will Of The State?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is addressing the Edinburgh Television Festival today in regards to reforming British media. Tom Watson, his deputy was on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme to discussing the plans, which centre around ‘digital licence fees’. The...

At last, a brave Labour MP

Siobhain McDonagh, Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden, is running a brave campaign to build homes on the non-green parts of the often poorly-named Green Belt.  At a Westminster meeting in Tuesday, she risked the ire of the Labour...

Taxation and the Student Vote

One of the oft-discussed questions of politics is the degree to which people who do not pay tax themselves should be able to vote for others to pay tax.  Part of the deal between monarch and aristocracy was that...

The Anti-Semitic Elephant

Several explanations have been offered to account for the anti-Semitism that plagues sections of the Labour Party.  More than one of them might be valid.  For example, there is within the Labour Party an element characterized by a visceral...

Hydra of Labour: Is Russia the beginning of the end for Corbyn?

So there we have it, we finally know what it’ll take for Labour back-benchers to move on Corbyn. They’ve drawn a line in the sand and now they’ll brace for the inevitable consequences of breaking hive rules. Corbyn’s historic...

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