"It feels like the last Ed Balls day was just a few months ago."
The primary challenge democracies face is neither military nor philosophical. Rather, for the first time since the Great Depression, many industrial democracies are failing to raise living standards and provide opportunities for social mobility to a large share of their people.
Russell Brand has kicked off the new year with some choice words about the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Under the government's proposed austerity measures, the official retirement age would eventually be raised by one year to
How do you boil an egg? It's not a ridiculous question. In fact, it's one some of the most well-educated and intellectual people out there would struggle with. They might be clued up on Chaucer and know Tolstoy to a T, but ask them about baking, boiling or frying and, quite often, they will be stumped for an answer.
Elections are supposed to be an opportunity for the people to express the direction in which they want the country to travel. By that standard, this result is an insult.
Leadership challenges are not all that unusual in British politics; however, this turn of events does seem to re-write the history books. Cannibalizing the Labour Party could be a stroke of genius.