They Just Don’t Get It #6: The Global Economic Summmit
So the global economic summit designed to rethink the world’s financial architecture is going to happen in Washington next month. The White House said it will be an important opportunity for world leaders to
enhance their commitment to open, competitive economies, as well as trade and investment liberalisation.
Investment liberalisation!? Isn’t that the problem? Surely if this meeting should be about anything, it should be about investment regulation not liberalisation. Let’s hope whoever takes over at the White House does get it.
Posted by Adam at ToUChstone on 22 October 2008 at 9:40pm
Let's worry about saving lives rather than speed cameras
There's a very British school of thought that feels that breaking motoring law is alright really, while breaking other laws would not be. And the whole thing is rolled up in a coating of macho-ism that accuses anyone on the other side of the argument of just being a big woolly liberal do-gooder - as if these were bad things to be.
Posted by Rachael Jolley at Next Left at on 23 October 200812:30
Brace ourselves for Glenrothes
The overall picture from the doorsteps of Glenrothes is that Labour and the PM are a lot more popular than we were at the time of the Crewe and Nantwich or Glasgow East by-elections, but that this is being trumped by the continued electoral honeymoon of Alex Salmond's SNP administration in Scotland. The chances of us holding this seat are, unfortunately, minimal.
Labour folk from the PLP down need to get their heads round that so that the 6 November result is not a shock or trauma that drives us back into the kind of panic that existed before Conference, but something that as a professional political party we have anticipated, planned for, and can take in our stride.
Posted by Luke Akehurst on 23 October 2008 at 7:48am
Why there is no Bradley effect for Obama
It’s a certainty that Obama has forfeited some support due to prejudice. But there’s no reason to think the polls haven’t picked this up: there are plenty of ‘legitimate’, non-racial reasons that swing voters might have for preferring McCain to Obama: experience, ‘toughness’, his war record and any number of policy issues.
And it’s possible, of course, that the polls are wrong for other reasons. We’ll find out soon enough.
Posted by Tom Freeman at Freemania on 23 October 2008 at 1:55pm
Obama’s strong lead and campaigning strengths
As a supporter of Hillary Clinton, I confess I was sceptical about Barack Obama. I felt he was policy-lite and that he would be scuppered by the Republican attack machine. Twelve days out from the election - with many people already voting - I have to confess I underestimated his strengths.
Posted by Conor Ryan at Conor’s Commentary on 23 October 2008 at 12:03