Why the hell doesn’t Corbyn put the bell around the cat’s neck?

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‘Why the hell doesn’t Corbyn put the bell around the cat’s neck?’ Cryptic? No. It’s the Aesop’s fable that springs to mind when I read the various Princess and Princeling (elected or not) posturings and complaints about Corbyn and Copeland: … Continue reading

The other reasons why Labour lost in 2015

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For the most part, Margaret Beckett has managed to avoid the firing line for her 35 page report as to why Labour lost the 2015 GE.  Essentially, the report (which can be read here) does not fit easily into the … Continue reading

Hilary Benn being Foreign Secretary is a Mockery

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We are briefed by the media that Jeremy Corbyn will reshuffle the Shadow Cabinet this week.  Of course, they don’t call it that.  Even the BBC calls it a ‘Revenge Reshuffle’.  Just as Ed Miliband was consistently smeared as a … Continue reading

John McDonnell at The Peoples Assembly Against Austerity

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Targets should be to tackle homelessness, food banks, joblessness, withdrawal of social care, climate change not GDP which just measures how much wealth has moved to the top.   John McDonnell MP Shadow Chancellor The Peoples Assembly Against Austerity 05 … Continue reading

What do the Labour Right think will happen if ‘they get their party back’?

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To be honest, I’m a bit mystified by the pronouncements of the Labour ‘modernisers’. Their thinking doesn’t seem to make any sense. In the last two weeks, since Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour leadership with 59.5% of the vote, we’ve … Continue reading

The day the narrative changed

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The day the narrative changed By julijuxtaposed  12.09.15 I’m so pleased, today.  I feel like I’m absorbing the collective surge of enormous hope and expectation.  It is a new day.  It feels like a miracle has occurred but, really, this … Continue reading

What Labour Can Learn from the Corbyn Leadership Campaign

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What Labour Can Learn from the Corbyn Leadership Campaign by Bryan Gould First posted 6th September 2015 No one, surely, could begrudge Jeremy Corbyn the odd chuckle or two when he contemplates, in his private moments, the consternation he has … Continue reading