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Labour details radical plans to move parts of the Bank of England to Birmingham

The Labour party has detailed proposals to move parts of the Bank of England to Birmingham and lend £250 billion to British firms through a publicly-owned RBS, should the party be elected to government. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell...Show More Summary

Merkel to hold coalition talks with SPD next week

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet leaders of the Social Democrats next week after the labour party gave the green light to exploratory talks on ending the country's political stand-off. SPD parliamentary group leader Andrea Nahles...Show More Summary

Labour demands Commons vote on 'secret' plan for NHS

Party says ministers are trying to push through changes that could lead to greater privatisation and rationing of care Labour is demanding that MPs be allowed to debate and vote on “secret” plans for the NHS that they claim could lead to greater rationing of care and privatisation of health services. Show More Summary

'Carry On' Corbyn

Labour's pantomime on Brexit continues with the party's Brexit spokesperson, Keir Starmer, demanding that 'all options be kept on the table' while launching an attack on the latest Conservative/DUP shambles. Yet just a few months ago...Show More Summary

Why Galloway Shouldn't Be Allowed Back

According to the Morning Star, chief Corbyn ally and top Unite mover and shaker, Andrew Murray, has intimated that George Galloway should be allowed to return to the Labour Party. You may recall the Gorgeous One was removed for bringing the party into disrepute after the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Show More Summary

Problem gamblers – no one knows how many exist or cost to the state

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson derides admission and says his party will ‘ask the questions the government is failing to ask’ The government has no idea how many problem gamblers are being treated by the NHS or how much their addiction is costing, prompting concern from leading charities that people in need of help are slipping through the net. Show More Summary

The Conservative Party has become 'toxic' to non-white voters

BME voters much more likely to vote Labour than Conservative. Theresa May is seen to blame for the loss of support, following her "citizen of nowhere" speech in 2016. Tory MPs given "gloomy" briefing about private polling. LONDON — The...Show More Summary

Jeremy Corbyn to Morgan Stanley: you're goddamned right we're a threat to you

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

This week, global finance criminals Morgan Stanley published a report warning investors that a victory for Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party would be worse for its fortunes than even the most shambolic, bungled Brexit (which the Tories are on track to deliver). (more…)

Labour's Big Tent

The Guardian and The Times both report on developments inside the Labour Party where Corbyn supporters are flexing their muscles to reinforce the control of the present 'leftist' leadership. Owen Jones from The Guardian sees this as an exercise in democracy whereas Lucy Fisher in The Times describes the outcome as a 'purge' by the hard left. Show More Summary

Diane Abbott said she'd support a second referendum on a final Brexit deal

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott would support a second referendum on the final terms of a Brexit deal, she has told constituents — despite official party policy. In a letter obtained by The Guardian, the senior Labour MP wrote that...Show More Summary

Labour and Brexit

The Guardian supported the Labour Party at the last general election, presumably through gritted teeth at the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn becoming UK prime minister. But the newspaper has finally woken up to the fact that the Labour leader...Show More Summary

Thatcherism's Lessons for Labour

Centrist commentator in 'doesn't understand Corbynism' shocker. Smite me with a feather. I thought Mark Pack's latest, 'How Margaret Thatcher really won in 1979 – and why it isn’t a role model for a Corbyn-led Labour Party' was going to be an interesting piece. Show More Summary

Supporting Momentum's Pledges

There's a great way of spotting nincompoops in the Labour Party, and that's by dropping a story about Momentum in the press. News that Momentum is backing candidates for internal selections have moved some into incandescent rage. "No way am I signing up to outsource my thinking to a third party organisation", wibbled Wes Streeting. Show More Summary

Jeremy Corbyn tears into the Tories over incoherent Brexit bumbling

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

https://youtu.be/FVpE3LfpV_Y?t=2m43s A frequent criticism of Jeremy Corbyn and the revitalised, principled, post-Blair Labour Party is their lack of clarity on Brexit -- some speculated that Corbyn felt that Brexit would, at least, allow...Show More Summary

UK Labour Party suspends lawmaker over misconduct claim

Britain's Labour Party says it has suspended a lawmaker over an allegation of sexual misconduct. The opposition party said Thursday that Ivan Lewis is suspended pending an investigation. It says … Click to Continue »

Labour Bullies

I see that Kezia Dugdale's partner (Jenny Gilruth) has accused Labour of 'bullying' over the threat to discipline its former Scottish party leader for daring to appear on the TV programme 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here'. Now asShow More Summary

Skewing the Ballot

Scottish Labour posted an interesting breakdown of votes cast in the party's recent leadership election contest. The result was declared as follows: Total Votes Percentage Richard Leonard 12,469 56.7% Anas Sarwar 9,516 43.3% RichardShow More Summary

Britain’s 1970s retread

THE strange 1970s revival in Britain has another twist. The main focus has been on the Labour party which, under Jeremy Corbyn, wants to return to the era marked by nationalisation and higher taxes.

John McDonnell claims British business now sees Labour as 'the government in waiting'

Shadow Chancellor says business leaders are planning for Labour to win the next election. Business sees Labour as "the government in waiting," John McDonnell claims. He says his party will save Britain from the coming economic "catastrophe"...Show More Summary

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