We are in this mess because David Cameron, aided and abetted by the political class that backed the legislation for a referendum, organised a ballot that blew apart our relationship with Europe. Instead of solving this problem, Theresa May exacerbated it by fundamentally misunderstanding her principal political task. She thought her job was to negotiate a deal with the EU when it was in fact to take a general mandate to leave and refine it into a specific mandate as to how. Rather than bringing the country together, her arrogant, aggressive leadership style ripped us further apart. And now, ultra remainers are taking a leaf out of her book. By demanding the divisive, they are driving the country down yet another Brexit dead end. … [Read more...] about Tom Watson is wrong. We need an election first – and then a second referendum
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“One thing I’ve noticed is the Corbyn movement brought people together, different movements and campaigns. The Labour party was a pretty blunt tool coordinating that activity and Momentum hasn’t always done that as well as it could do, but you don’t want to go backwards. … [Read more...] about Can Momentum survive after Jeremy Corbyn stands down?
'Jeremy Corbyn can pretend all he likes that the Labour Party are finally moving towards backing the Liberal Democrat policy of a People's Vote, but it is clear it is still his intention to negotiate a damaging Brexit deal if he gets the keys to Number 10,' he said. … [Read more...] about Labour turns on Corbyn over Brexit fudge: Leavers AND Remainers furious as leader backs second referendum and Remain if Tories are in charge – but does not rule out leaving the EU if HE wins a general election
Last week, McDonnell asked if “it’s time for an Anti-Nazi League-type cultural and political campaign” to resist “the rise of far-right politics in our society” after a string of racist incidents and at a time when both main parties have been embroiled in race rows. … [Read more...] about Anti-Nazi League founders call for new national campaign
Speaking at the Guardian Hay festival, the Harvard-based academic, whose historiography is often considered to be an apology for imperialism, laid out his ideas for a vision of the school history curriculum in which, he said, children should be taught that the "big story" of the last 500 years "is the rise of western domination of the world". … [Read more...] about Rightwing historian Niall Ferguson given school curriculum role