Daily Archives: October 15, 2008

Jim Pickard

Green campaigners were impressed when David Miliband held the environment brief. He showed some genuinely radical thinking – for example looking into the idea of personal trading allowances for carbon.

Hilary Benn made rather less of an impact.   

Jim Pickard

Sam Coates makes a shrewd point about it being a good time for the government to bury bad news.

With all eyes on the global economy, what better time to quietly drop toxic policies such as 42-days detention without trial or key stage three tests? 

Jim Pickard

The superhero theory is catching on. A supportive backbencher has just referred to Gordon Brown as “Superman” at PMQs.

Not sure this rings true. One colleague believes the prime minister is more like Batman, given his desire to save the world, his brooding nature and nocturnal tendencies.