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LabSpeak – A Guide To The Language of The Labour Right

1. ‘Sieze control’ – overwhelmingly win an election fair and square in the face of gerrymandering, rigging and cheating 2. ‘Hard left – traditional left-leaning social democrats who think the market might not always be correct 3. ‘Anti-Semitism’ – criticism … Continue reading

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With Friends Like These…

There’s plenty of justifiable criticism to be made of Corbyn, from those of us to his left, and most of it in terms of his actual politics, rather than the manufactured trash regarding his appearance, style and lack of ‘leadership … Continue reading

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War, Again: Labour’s Syrian Shame

So Corbyn bottled it. All the desperate spin and plaintive self-justification by his acolytes cannot obscure this simple truth. Their arguments are spurious and mendacious. At best. Even if the alleged strategy – to avoid a split in the party … Continue reading

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Imagine…

Paul doesn’t “believe in refugees” (Aye, I know. Like Santa? Or fairies?) He insists they’re all “economic migrants.” Firstly, let’s assume that’s true, and that’ll be easy as many of you, like Paul, clearly believe it is, despite any evidence … Continue reading

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Abstinence Makes the Hate Grow Stronger

After watching the coverage, last night, of Labour MPs abandoning the working and non-working poor – not to mention pregnant rape victims – to the tender mercies of the Tories’ welfare ‘reforms’, I was reminded of a rather amusing tale … Continue reading

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GE 2015: Sturgeon, #DollGate and the Death of Dignity

If truth is the first casualty of war then dignity is undoubtedly the first casualty of election campaigns. I draw the reader’s attention to Exhibit A. Humza Yousaf (that’s Humza, by the way, John Pienaar. OK? Not Hamza), MSP for … Continue reading

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GE 2015: Manifesto Round-up

The madness that is Manifesto Week continues. The traditional pre-election day dog-and-pony show, which no one should take too seriously, has underlined, yet again, just how surreal British politics has become. The Jellyfish and his gang pleaded with business and … Continue reading

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