By-Elections. Labour: Lost 1, Held 1

The usual political commentators and ”senior Labour figures” expressed shock at the by-election loss by Labour of Copeland and the relatively poor performance in Stoke. They were unanimous in blaming Jeremy Corbyn. Local issues were important in both constituencies. UKIP’s newest leader, Paul Nuttall, standing in Stoke, revealed himself as a very nasty piece of…

Labour Rebels: What Do They Think They Are Doing?

Rebel Labour MPs, who opposed Jeremy Corbyn from the start, have failed or refuse to see that the political landscape has changed. The wholesale shift of income and wealth to the already wealthy became clear after the crash of 2007/8. The policies of ‘austerfty’, of privatisation, of benefit and public service cuts, of wage freezes,…

Labour: What do they think they are doing?

The attempted coup by irreconcilable Labour MPs against anti-war and anti austerity Jeremy Corbyn is no surprise. They walked out of . his front bench team thinking they could uset he EU referendum to attack and discredit him. Most date from the Blair/ Brown era and are still loyal to policies of creeping ever closer…

Corbyn Unelectable?

60% support renationalising the railways 56% support 75% tax on incomes over £1m 64% support an international convention to ban nuclear weapons 59% support rent controls 60% support a mandatory living wage 49% support cutting tuition fees 43% opposed the invasion of Iraq Source: Independent, 27 Aug 2015

Jeremy Corbyn Wakes Up The Country

Immediately after the General Election respected BBC political correspondent John Pienaar interviewed, or rather listened to, the old fraud Peter Mandelson. Trade and Industry Secretary under Tony Blair, Mandelson is notorious for his comment that the Blair government “was intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich”. The Old Fraud Mandelson Mandelson got filthy rich as…

The Labour Leadership… And The Myth Of The Middle Ground

Immediately after the General Election respected BBC political correspondent John Pienaar interviewed, or rather listened to, the old fraud Peter Mandelson. Trade and Industry Secretary under Tony Blair, Mandelson is notorious for his comment that the Blair government “was intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich”. The Old Fraud Mandelson Mandelson got filthy rich as…