Social housing can be for life, not a life sentence

Social housing can be for life, not a life sentence

by Emma Burnell / 09 Apr 2013

Why the left should not attack Labour on its approach to social housing

‘I used to know Eric Joyce a bit…’

‘I used to know Eric Joyce a bit…’

by Emma Burnell / 15 Mar 2013

The second arrest of the brawling MP reveals worrying gaps in Parliament's professionalism

Why Eastleigh is a laughing matter for Labour

Why Eastleigh is a laughing matter for Labour

by Emma Burnell / 15 Feb 2013

Emma Burnell explains why she's bet £20 on a Labour win in Eastleigh, and why her party is finding this by election such a laugh

Labour needs to see the Lib Dems for who they really are

Labour needs to see the Lib Dems for who they really are

by Emma Burnell / 14 Jan 2013

The next general election could open the possibility of a Labour/Lib Dem coalition. But Labour need to realise that the Lib Dems are not simply a left-wing party with an interest in civil liberties

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Labour's welfare challenge

Labour's welfare challenge

by Emma Burnell / 10 Dec 2012

"Labour may be playing into a stereotype, but they are at least doing so in a way that offers a pragmatic way forward", says Emma Burnell

Ed Miliband as Margaret Thatcher has downsides

Ed Miliband as Margaret Thatcher has downsides

by Emma Burnell / 22 Nov 2012

Comparing yourself with a divisive political predecessor means you have to take on their whole legacy, not the selected parts, says Emma Burnell

Will Lib Dems stand up to Tory stance on EU law and order?

Will Lib Dems stand up to Tory stance on EU law and order?

by Emma Burnell / 16 Oct 2012

The Conservative home secretary's plans to repatriate law and order reveals her party's lust for ideology over catching criminals says Emma Burnell

It’s not about posh – it’s about privilege

It’s not about posh – it’s about privilege

by Emma Burnell / 15 Aug 2012

Emma Burnell urges the Labour Party to stop wasting time 'bashing the posh'

Why Labour should fear Boris as PM

Why Labour should fear Boris as PM

by Emma Burnell / 31 Jul 2012

 

Why the prospect of Boris as prime minister should be no laughing matter for the Labour Party.

How can Labour get back into government?

How can Labour get back into government?

by Emma Burnell / 17 Jul 2012

Labour must understand how it lost voters if it is to make an offer big enough to entice them back, and to return to government

Labour’s welfare stance isn’t working

Labour’s welfare stance isn’t working

by Emma Burnell / 19 Mar 2013

The Labour Party is never going to be seen as ‘tougher’ than the Tories on welfare, so it must take a different, stronger approach

Lessons from Eastleigh for Labour

Lessons from Eastleigh for Labour

by Emma Burnell / 01 Mar 2013

The anti-Westminster vote and the need for local strength are two key pointers for Labour to win in 2015 says Emma Burnell

'It's not a conscience issue': LGBT Labour on gay marriage

'It's not a conscience issue': LGBT Labour on gay marriage

by Emma Burnell / 01 Feb 2013

In advance of next week’s vote on the Same Sex Marriage Bill, Emma Burnell interviews James Asser – co-chair of LGBT Labour

Labour needs to champion small businesses

Labour needs to champion small businesses

by Emma Burnell / 08 Jan 2013

The Labour Party should seize the opportunity to be the champion of small business interests, as well as the unemployed, in its job guarantee scheme

What do yesterday's by-elections mean for the future?

What do yesterday's by-elections mean for the future?

by Emma Burnell / 30 Nov 2012

Emma Burnell thinks it's too early to start predicting the general election

Time for a joined-up One Nation

Time for a joined-up One Nation

by Emma Burnell / 06 Nov 2012

Ed Miliband's enthusiasm for a Living Wage should be bolstered by some joined-up thinking on reducing living costs - only this attitude will win Labour the 2015 election

Can One Nation go from conference to the nation?

Can One Nation go from conference to the nation?

by Emma Burnell / 03 Oct 2012

How does Labour take “one nation” from the theme of a conference speech to a governing philosophy?

Why Cameron and Clegg deserve some sun

Why Cameron and Clegg deserve some sun

by Emma Burnell / 08 Aug 2012

Emma Burnell on why we should encourage the prime minister and his deputy to take a holiday

The reality of a Lib-Lab pact

The reality of a Lib-Lab pact

by Emma Burnell / 25 Jul 2012

Emma Burnell wants Labour to win an outright victory at the next election. But, if the party doesn't, she imagines what the next-best outcome would be for Ed Miliband

One million shades of grey

One million shades of grey

by Emma Burnell / 11 Jul 2012

If women are to be equal, they must be free and empowered to be who they truly want to be in the bedroom and in the boardroom, says Emma Burnell. And as for the kinky stuff, it's all nerve-endings anyway