Sebastian Payne is deputy editor of the Coffee House blog.

Andy Burnham’s car crash interview shows why Labour can’t be trusted with the NHS

If Labour is weaponising the NHS, maybe it needs to sharpen its tools. Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham had a…

28 Jan 2015

Labour’s new political broadcast uses a veteran to promote NHS scare stories

Now we know what ‘weaponising’ the NHS looks like: a World War II veteran. Labour has released an emotive party…

21 Jan 2015

Tories attack Nigel Farage over breastfeeding remarks

Ukip’s crisis is the Conservatives’ gain. Following Nigel Farage’s comments about ‘ostentatious’ breastfeeding, Conservative HQ have been promoting this graphic online,…

6 Dec 2014

Reckless criticised by Medway NHS for Ukip election leaflet

Mark Reckless is in trouble for reckless campaigning. One of his promotional leaflets (pdf), noting his plans for the NHS…

10 Nov 2014

What’s not to Leica?

Just off Oxford Street, there is a dusty little camera shop. At first glance, you would think it had been…

20 Sep 2014

Dream machine

The fear began as soon as my bum settled into the leather seat. It rose from my foot to my…

30 Nov 2013

Geek Gods

Most children grow up worshipping footballers or pop stars. My idol was Robert X. Cringley — a four-eyed alpha nerd,…

30 Mar 2013