Tom White

Don’t mention it

With election campaigns now in full swing, there is a word which seems to hover over the whole thing but which people, by which I mean the media and hence people in general, shy away from. Class. Class was what distinguished the parties right up until the 1980’s. Labour stood...
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Posted Apr. 27, 2010

21st century boy

The stereotype of the student is not a positive one but those who employ it should consider their own approach to work
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Posted Feb. 16, 2010

Rhetoric Rhe-tory-c

Party conferences are a strange entity. In times of political stability they can seem nothing more than a parade; the key figures are rolled out one by one, gradually building up to the party leader who finishes the ceremony by inviting their partner on stage for the sake of the...
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Posted Oct. 13, 2009

2009 Budget Special: Labour’s forecast looks sunny

Yesterday saw the release of Alistair Darling’s 2009 budget, a budget that is critical for the future of not just the Labour Party in government but simultaneously the UK economy and the lives of the people therein. Needless to say, many things rest on the tatty shoulders of that small...
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Posted Apr. 27, 2009

The Castle of Doubt and the Key of Promise

Recently, a second wave of falling confidence has affected the stock markets. As firms unveil their projected losses, investors and customers alike are withdrawing their money. For example, this week Aviva (Norwich Union) felt its share prices fall by thirty-three percent following its announcement of losses approaching a billion pounds....
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Posted Mar. 10, 2009