From publishing and retail to education and telecoms, our traditional way of doing things has been radically affected by the mainstreaming of the internet. This has brought victory to certain players, and death to others as everyone scrambles to come to terms with the new rules of engagement. Now in 2015 the question stands: is our notoriously slow-moving system of democratic government due an overhaul?
Thomas Piketty: Absolutely not. This is neither a reason for France, nor Germany, and especially not for Europe, to be happy. I am much more afraid that the conservatives, especially in Germany, are about to destroy Europe and the European idea, all because of their shocking ignorance of history.
And sure, she’s not as slick and polished as Burnham or Cooper. That will come. And I suspect it will come quickly. What can’t be changed are the fundamentals. And on this Kendall is streets ahead of her opponents: her values, analysis and policy instincts are aligned in the right way. Together that will make Labour relevant again.