Alex Meredith


Emily Thornberry’s kamikaze tweet on Thursday was a thing of rare¬†beauty. ¬† When was the last time a picture and three words said so much? In one poorly judged moment, it captured all you need to know about the metropolitan Labour leadership and it points to a very difficult future for the party outside London. Put simply, the struggle Labour faces is between the reality – a parliamentary party of metropolitan mercenaries… Read More

Enjoying the September sun amongst the sun-kissed bourgeois of Biarritz, it’s easy to forget that France has a Socialist government. But you only have to turn on the power to see the light of the left is still shining. Electricite de France (EDF) is still 85% owned by the French state and has grown to be the world’s largest producer of electricity. Yet, even with this enormous low-carbon monopoly under its control… Read More