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April 16, 2019

What a disgrace!

After a long absence the current mess of the Brexit process has reached such dire straits that it has motivated the members of DLN to once again pick up their keyboards and re-engage with the world of blogging. Not that the long absence was planned or d...

June 13, 2017

The election result: thoughts on its implications

After the excitement of the night of Thursday 8th June and of the morning of Friday 9th June, there are a number of myths starting to circulate about the election and its meaning. Some, with their own agendas’ of course,...

June 4, 2017

A bit confused perhaps?

With less than week to go, there is still time to examine key issues related to the Labour manifesto. As an overall document, a fair summary might be to describe it a ‘mixed bag’. It includes some genuinely radical ideas. Others that have the ger...

September 19, 2016

Time to move on

Nearly three months ago the British people gave an instruction to the Government that the UK should leave the European Union. Since 23rd June there has been much drama in British politics with resignations and elections right, left and centre. While bein...

June 20, 2016

One very noticeable aspect of the current referendum debate on EU membership, especially among those actually or nominally on the left, is the basic misunderstanding some have about the very nature of the EU. It is often thought of as an ‘international organisation’ an...

At the last election the Labour Party offered a range of devolution policies aimed at creating a more de-centralised UK. It said in the Labour Party manifesto:


We will embark on the biggest devolution of power to our English city and county regions in a hundred years...

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