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One British Politician Pledges Extra Money For The Arts (If He Gets Elected, Of Course)

4 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Speaking at world’s largest arts festival in the Scottish capital, Mr Corbyn said that under his leadership Labour will draw on the country’s ‘proud cultural heritage’ and give people from all sections of society the opportunity for their ‘creativity to flourish’.”

Jeremy Corbyn loves Gustav Mahler

At a launch of his arts programme in Scotland this weekend, the Labour Party leader said ‘he had a deep affection for the work of Mahler and liked other “pretty heavy classical music”.’ He added: ‘I hate the elitism [that says] only the wealthy can go to ballet, only the wealthy can go to opera, […]

'Shurely Shome Mishtake"

Labour's lunatic fringe (which means the party leadership these days) are calling for Sir Richard Branson to be stripped of his knighthood after a turbulent week in which Britain's favourite businessman made Jeremy Corbyn look like a prize prat over his Virgin Trains stunt. Show More Summary

Election result adds to Northern Territory gas uncertainty

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s center-left Labour Party won a convincing vote in the Northern Territory election on Saturday, a result that will likely add to existing uncertainty over development of the region’s onshore gas industry and could ward off foreign investment.

Going to war with Sir Richard Branson might not necessarily develop to Corbyn’s advantage

Labour calls for Richard Branson to be STRIPPED of his knighthood — Mirror Politics (@MirrorPolitics) August 27, 2016 Corbyn needs better strategists advising him, the current bunch aren’t very good on current evidence. Show More Summary

Floorspace in Demand

The Telegraph cartoonist Matt nailed the nonsense behind Jeremy Corbyn's stunt on a Virgin train the other day which has now backfired in spectacular fashion. Shown below is a handy timeline of events which makes the Labour leader and his handlers look like exactly what they are - a bunch of complete amateurs.

Facing Down Bullies

Owen Smith who is challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership at least had the bottle to stand up to the bully boys (and girls) who laughed and jeered at the mere mention of Kezia Dugdale's name at a Scottish hustings event.Show More Summary

The curtain lifted a little this week on Labour’s civil war and it’s not pretty

Whoever wins in a month, the struggle will go on Power struggles are the nature of politics. Usually, the public gets to glimpse only a fraction of the battles waged behind closed doors in what were once smoke-filled rooms. Outsiders end up having to engage in their own form of Kremlinology to work out what’s […]

Aquatic scientists take big steps toward successful management of alien invasive weeds in Botswana

Teams of scientists and labourers from the Department of Water Affairs in Botswana undertook a decades old challenge since the 1970s to combat invasive weeds in wetlands of Botswana, namely the Okavango Delta, off the Kwando-Linyanti-Chobe River and the Limpopo River. Show More Summary

Local Council By-Elections August 2016

Party Number of Candidates Total Vote % +/- July Average/ contest +/- July +/- Seats Conservative 21 10,739 28.8% +3.5% 511 +271 -1 Labour 16 11,160 29.9% -0.1% 698 +246 0 LibDem 16 3,265 8.7% -13.6% 204 -170 +1 UKIP 13 3,842 10.3% +4.2%...Show More Summary

August Local By-Election Summary and Important Notice

The Lochs (Non Party Independent defence) on Fife Result: Labour 1,318 (47% +1%), Scottish National Party 1,079 (39% +20%), Conservative 270 (10% +7%), Communist 86 (3%, no candidate in 2012), Green Party 45 (2%, no candidate in 2012) Labour GAIN from Non Party Independent on the fourth count with a lead of 239 (8%) on […]

Grim employment prospects for young people around the world

2 days agoNews : Daily Chart

A NEW report from the International Labour Organisation has provided a snapshot of job prospects for young people around the world. Things have worsened this year following a period of slight improvement. Unemployment among 15- to 24-year-olds has risen to 13.1% in 2016 and is close to its historic peak of 2013. Show More Summary

While We Focused on #Traingate, UK Gov't Bid Farewell to the Human Rights Act

This week has seen a new set of highs and lows for the Labour leadership bid, but who can forget #TrainGate, when Mr. Corbyn boarded a Virgin Train and then tweeted that he could not find a seat and had to cower in the corner of the carriage.

POLL: Labour is shockingly unpopular and Corbyn's ratings are even worse

YouGov online poll: Conservatives 40 / Labour 29 Corbyn's personal ratings are still abysmal Asked who'd be a better PM, more people said don't know (31%) than Corbyn (19%) Whoever wins the upcoming Labour leadership contest will be tasked with rescuing a party headed for electoral disaster. Show More Summary

From Labour’s conference problems Mrs May might infer Labour couldn’t cope with a snap general election

What a palaver Labour finds itself in — TSE (@TSEofPB) August 26, 2016 If Labour cannot properly organise a conference with a year’s notice, surely they couldn’t cope with a snap general election? In the past 24 hours, Labour’s annual conference has been thrown into doubt, as Labour were snubbed by G4S, the […]

Labour Rival Draws Blood

Jeremy Corbyn's rival for the Labour leadership, Owen Smith, has drawn blood I would say with a stinging attack on Jezza for his lacklustre performance during the great EU referendum. The problem for Corbyn, as he admitted himself on a live TV programme (see post below), is that remaining in Europe was not one of his big priorities. Show More Summary

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