Monthly Archives: August 2015

Is Corbyn the answer to Cruddas’ five questions?

Jon Cruddas has put 5 questions to the candidates for the Labour leadership.  You can see them here. No need to repeat them; they are hardly questions at all really. They attempt to frame the debate in much the same … Continue reading

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Jon Cruddas’ ‘hard truths’

Jon Cruddas’ independent election review finds that voters were economically radical but fiscally conservative; they agreed that the economic system unfairly favours powerful interests but also thought that we have to live within our means and make a priority of … Continue reading

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The Corbyn phenomenon

What does the Corbyn phenomenon mean? Difficult to say. I, for one, didn’t see it coming. An earlier version of this blog asked whether there was life left in the Labour Party and concluded there wasn’t. And I meant was … Continue reading

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British values? What a shame.

We are sending sniffer dogs and fences to Calais, and more security guards too. At home asylum seekers denied asylum are to be left destitute, all support withdrawn. We are being really tough. We have to make these people suffer. … Continue reading

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