Emily Thornberry’s support for Labour Party Democracy

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Posted below is the Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry’s letter to her constituents which paints a very different picture to that presented by former members of the shadow cabinet who took part in the staged walkout of the coup.  The … Continue reading

A Daring Prediction: New Labour is Finished

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 A Daring Prediction “New Labour is Finished” By Martin Odoni: Previously Published here:  The Great Critique I am reminded of Genady Yenaev. If that name is unfamiliar to you, twenty-five years ago, during the dying months of the Union of … 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

Blair’s Coup d’Etat or Why the PLP is so right wing

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In the same way, as the dark side of the EU project was exposed by the Greek crisis, the campaign leading to Jeremy Corbyn’s staggering win of the Labour Leadership has exposed the gulf between the grassroots and the Westminster … 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

Who Are the Labour Ideologues Now?

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Whatever the outcome of the Labour Party leadership contest, it is clear that there is a huge gulf between the grassroots and a majority of the Parliamentary Labour Party.  Many MPs are left looking shaken and bewildered by the groundswell … Continue reading

Answer to a silly question about Jeremy Corbyn

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‘I have been a member of the Labour Party since 1960. I am 70 years of age. So I don’t need any lessons in supporting the Party, through thick and thin over the last 55 years. I supported Wilson, I … Continue reading