Demos Goes Bunting

Propeller-Head Wonk Watch: Madeleine Bunting is leaving the Guardian to become director of Demos in the autumn. The Guardian columnist and associate editor also writes for the Catholic Tablet. She is somewhat off-message for Blair and her appointment is yet more evidence that the era of New Labour is coming to an end.

If a think-tank like Demos is no longer in safe hands for New Labour it can only underline that the advance of Blairite ideology will definitely end when his premiership ends.




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Andrea Leadsom told BBC Radio 4’s Today

“He’s made his views on Brexit on the record, and the problem with that of course is that the chair’s impartiality is absolutely essential. … He’s made his views known on Brexit… it’s a matter for him but nevertheless it’s a challenge and all colleagues need to form their own view of that.”

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