Tag Archives: Jeremy Corbyn

Don’t agree an election on June 8th!

How desperate am I, writing this on an unread blog on the morning after Jeremy Corbyn agreed to holding an election on 8th June? If there is a reason for 5-year parliaments it is precisely to stop prime ministers exploiting their … Continue reading

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Corbyn – the supporters critique

Guardian journalists like Zoe Williams and John Harris first sounded the retreat, now they have been joined by Owen Jones and Corbyn advisers Richard Murphy and David Blanchflower . People are right to voice criticisms if they have them, but we should acknowledge … Continue reading

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Corbyn and the liberal (sometime socialist) intelligentsia

It started with Suzanne Moore, Zoe Williams joined in, then John Harris capped it off with a shoddy piece in the Guardian on Friday (15th July) about the ‘spite and bullying’ of the Corbyn campaign marking the end of Labour. … Continue reading

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National Humiliation in Europe

Does anyone else feel a sense of shame, of national humiliation, at the spectacle of the Prime Minister pleading for concessions from Europe? I don’t mean it is humiliating because it looks like Britain going cap-in-hand, it is what we … Continue reading

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Labour Party Repro

The Labour Party has been repossessed. Almost lifeless when Blair left it ex-members have flooded back and new, younger ones, joined. Corbyn did not win because mischievous Tories and hard-left interlopers among registered supporters carried him over the line. The … Continue reading

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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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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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