James Bickerton

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Monday, 8 July 2019

The case for the Union has never been stronger

Engaging in British politics over the past few months has, for so many, been an exercise in containing disappointment. Brexiteers …

By James Bickerton

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Corbyn is within touching distance of power – the Tories must unite to stop him

If Jeremy Corbyn becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, as looks increasingly likely, one of the institutions primarily responsible …

By James Bickerton

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

There is no longer a moral case for remaining in Corbyn’s Labour Party

One of the most inconvenient aspects of covering the Labour Party, for any aspiring writer, is thinking up new adjectives …

By James Bickerton

Friday, 15 February 2019

I watched the Gilets Jaunes rampage across Paris – they are not going away

You know something has gone wrong when a French riot spontaneously stops. Early last Saturday afternoon I was outside the National Assembly building in …

By James Bickerton

Monday, 1 October 2018

Brexit revolutionaries may put Labour's Leninist true believers in charge

Revolutions are curious beasts. Those who initiate them, all too often, are not their beneficiaries. In many cases they are …

By James Bickerton

Monday, 30 July 2018

Is the Labour Party institutionally anti-semitic?

If you want to avoid being surprised by developments in British politics a good rule is to assume there is …

By James Bickerton

Monday, 18 June 2018

I went to Labour Live so you didn't have to

The Labour Party has always prided itself, sometimes with more justification than others, on its inclusivity. This being the case …

By James Bickerton

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Is UKIP going to fill the hard-right void in British politics?

One of the best ways of ensuring you are consistently surprised by political developments is to concentrate exclusively on the …

By James Bickerton

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Jeremy Corbyn and the normalisation of political extremism

We used to pride ourselves, in Britain, on not doing political extremism. This was something that took place overseas, to …

By James Bickerton