It’s fair to say that the appointment of Ed Miliband’s ex-campaign director Spencer Livermore to the House of Lords hasn’t gone down well in Labour circles. Harriet Harman was said… Continue reading The post All hail Lord Livermore, king of Labour campaigning appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Most people in the Labour Party may want to stay in the EU, but few think there is no scope to improve the way the EU operates or our terms… Continue reading The post Labour needs to up its game on the EU renegotiation appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Jeremy Corbyn has taken to the Times to defend his Labour leadership campaign and attack both the press and his critics within his own party. He writes: ‘Despite the barrage… Continue reading The post What if Jeremy Corbyn has a successful start as Labour leader? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
“Surely we can do better than that, surely the Labour Party can do better than that, and offer a real economic alternative which is about expanding manufacturing industry, expanding our economy and a welfare state that eliminates poverty and the gross inequality that exists in Britain today”. Last week they were described as “morons” by
Don Brind on how Labour should react to Corbyn’s likely victory It’s a pretty boring picture – two men and a woman standing in front of a model train. What made it newsworthy for the Metro, the London free sheet, in October 2007 was that the two men were Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Mayor […]
Huang Yung-fu greets visitors to his village in central Taiwan with paint-stained hands and shoes spattered with flecks of colour, a sign of the daily artistic labour that has seen him single-handedly stave off the developers' bulldozers. Show More Summary
Dearne North on Barnsley (Lab defence) Result of council at last election (2015): Labour 55, Conservatives 4, Independents 4 (Labour majority of 47) Result of ward at last election (2014): Labour 1,179 (58%), United Kingdom Independence...Show More Summary
One of the striking things about the contest in Labour for the mayoral candidacy is how many of the candidates are keen to admonish private taxi firm Uber. Sadiq Khan… Continue reading The post Could a row with Uber be taxi for a London mayoral candidate? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Latest print shows greater fall than expected, suggests US labour market remains healthy.
Labour frontrunner said he would pilot scheme if supported by women
The different demographic make-up of LAB leadership supporters YouGov https://t.co/sBeiQyMmli pic.twitter.com/wSxg8S1qHq — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) August 27, 2015 How Labour's selectorate compares with country as a whole YouGovShow More Summary
Although Buzzfeed managed to successfully register a cat to vote in the Labour leadership election, the party remains insistent that they are successfully weeding out ‘supporters’ who are not genuine. However,… Continue reading The post Labour asks school pupils to act as informants ahead of vote appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Dan Hodges normally writes for The Telegraph, but in this piece for Total Politics he points out that while Labour members have more choice over the people standing for election in senior positions these days, the Party collectively never seems quite able to 'walk the walk'. Show More Summary
Daniel Finkelstein made the same point as me the other day with this piece in The Times in which he says that the Labour leader, Ed Miliband, is responsible for the recent gaffe involving his posed photograph for The Sun newspaper - not his various minders and media advisers. Show More Summary
Tom Watson is the bookies favourite to become Labour's deputy leader and if Jeremy Corbyn also wins the leadership crown then the Peoples' Party will be represented by two middle-aged, white men. Albeit Jeremy Corbyn is actually 66 years old, but no doubt you get my general drift. Show More Summary
Have you ever read a more embarrassing letter than this resignation letter from Tom Watson MP - to the Labour leader Ed Miliband? Sycophantic and self-serving were the words that came to mind as I was asked to believe that Tom's resignation...Show More Summary
The likely Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, may end up destroying a 115 year-old party. But his radicals admirers are having the time of their life helping him.
The British Labour Party no longer represents the working class. Under UK prime minister Tony Blair, the Labour Party became a vassal of the One Percent. The result has been a rebellion in the ranks and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, a principled Labourite intent on representing the people, a no-no in Western “democracies.”
A contender for the British Labour Party's leadership shamefully indulges in "evil Tories" stereotypes.
Jeremy Corbyn. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Like our very own Bernie Sanders, socialist Jeremy Corbyn, who’s set to be the next leader of the United Kingdom’s Labour Party, has “tapped a deep well of resentment against the mainstream...Show More Summary