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Jeremy Corbyn is Britain’s Donald Trump (and vice versa)

The silly season is supposed to end tomorrow. September sidles in and normality replaces August’s frivolity. The reality of winter will be with us soon enough, too. That, at any rate,… Continue reading The post Jeremy Corbyn is Britain’s Donald Trump (and vice versa) appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

No wonder George Osborne didn’t want the EU referendum – it may derail his journey to No10

Another disclosure from Anthony Seldon’s upcoming biography of David Cameron: he reveals that George Osborne tried to stop the referendum European Union membership. The below is from the Mail on Sunday’s serialisation of Seldon’s… Continue reading The...Show More Summary

Has Jeremy Corbyn ever bothered to speak to ‘the other side’?

I had a piece in the Sunday Times yesterday about Jeremy Corbyn and the dodgy excuse he and his spokespeople use whenever he is caught with another IRA terrorist, Holocaust-denier,… Continue reading The post Has Jeremy Corbyn ever bothered to speak to ‘the other side’? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

If Tony Blair thought that Gaddafi wanted to cut a deal, why did no one follow up?

Just a few months ago, almost everyone thought that David Cameron was a goner. That he was about to go down in history as a one-term Prime Minister who failed… Continue reading The post If Tony Blair thought that Gaddafi wanted to cut a deal, why did no one follow up? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Rewriting History

A kind reader has sent me this completely ridiculous statement about the fight for equal pay in South Lanarkshire. But who is responsible for writing this load of old tosh? I promise to let you know tomorrow once I've managed to stop...Show More Summary

North Lanarkshire Update

Calling all GMB members in North Lanarkshire - remember to get to the GMB members tomorrow at the Kirkshaws Social Club in Coatbridge. I've re-arranged my diary so I can get along. So be there or be square!

Jezbollah Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn's 'jezbollah' tendencies have been laid bare with the revelation that the London Labour MP described Osama bin Laden's death as a "tragedy" in an interview with Iranian state television back in 2011. Apparently while speaking...Show More Summary

Labour in Wonderland

Tony Blair took careful aim at the politics of the Jeremy Corbyn the other day, with an opinion piece in The Observer, in which he characterised Labour's next leader as living in the political equivalent of Alice in Wonderland. At the...Show More Summary

Only a Game!

I enjoyed this article from Private Eye, the UK's best and only fortnightly satirical magazine, in which a doctor writers about the the beautiful game and the fuss surrounding Jose Mourinho's spectacular falling with Team Chelsea's physician, Eva Corneiro. Show More Summary

Wheels of Justice

My heart sank when I heard that the Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) into the Glasgow bin lorry crash "hopes" to reports its findings before January 2016. Now it beats the Chilcot Inquiry by some way, but so what? And although the judgeShow More Summary

State of Mind

I came across this intriguing report from BBC Sussex which tells the terrible tale of a 'reckless driver', Minesh Parbat, who has been jailed for seven years for causing the death of his passenger, Lisa Watling, while the two were engaged in a 'sex act'. Show More Summary

The big LAB leadership news is the Sun report that Corbyn described the death of Osama Bin Laden as a “tragedy”

The Sun's exclusive on Corbyn describing death of Bin Laden "a tragedy" http://t.co/4zBzNQC9Ii pic.twitter.com/Yqht41uvPO — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) August 31, 2015 A taste of what a Corbyn led LAB could expect in the run up to GE2020? On Betfair Mr. Corbyn chances of becoming LAB leader are rated at 82% pic.twitter.com/StF5IWfXt4 — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) […]

Chrissie Hynde is right – women should take responsibility for their actions

The popular singer Chrissie Hynde has been reprimanded by feminist campaigners for speaking common sense. Hynde, who is somewhat more astute than most landfill rock slebs, has advanced the proposition… Continue reading The post Chrissie Hynde is right – women should take responsibility for their actions appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Hills starting taking bets on when we’ll see the likes of this again – LAB winning a majority

The Exit poll. 10pm May 5th 2005 Will Corbyn make the red-team unelectable? AS JEREMY CORBYN’s LAB leader odds are cut to their shortest yet at 2/9 (stake £9 for potential £2 profit) by William Hill, the bookies have also opened a market on when Labour will next achieve an overall majority government – and […]

Why a politician-free House of Lords is the only democratic solution

In my business, there’s a lot of fretting about the idea of representativeness. Pollsters put questions to, say, a thousand people – and take them as a sample of the country. How to… Continue reading The post Why a politician-free House of Lords is the only democratic solution appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Sorry Owen Jones, but your moral grandstanding won’t solve the migrant crisis

I’m getting tired of the self-righteousness of Owen Jones. His response to the terrible spate of deaths of people fleeing Syria and Africa is to imply that if only everyone… Continue reading The post Sorry Owen Jones, but your moral grandstanding won’t solve the migrant crisis appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Peaceful yet violent: why Thailand’s Buddhist paradox still baffles the West

The scene of the recent bombing at the Erawan shrine has swiftly been remodelled to make it seem as though nothing happened. Upbeat slogans – ‘Stronger Together’ – and a forensically… Continue reading The post Peaceful yet violent: why Thailand’s Buddhist paradox still baffles the West appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

When David told Boris to ‘f—ing shut up’

Oh dear. Although Lord Ashcroft said he would be pleasantly surprised if Anthony Seldon’s biography of David Cameron offered anything more than ‘a sanitised account’ of his time in Number 10,… Continue reading The post When David told Boris to ‘f—ing shut up’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Rooting Out Racists

The Times published an interesting feature the other day on Maajid Nawaz, founder of Qulliam, a counter-terrorism think tank which appears to have the ear of government these days. A key point made by Nawaz is that Islamist extremists...Show More Summary

Union Priorities

When I checked the GMB Scotland web site the other day there was no news on the situation in North Lanarkshire where hundreds of union members are still locked in battle over their equal pay claims. But there was this out of date reminder encouraging GMB members to register for the purpose of voting in the Labour Party's leadership election. Show More Summary

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