• Gloria De Piero is a much-needed voice of sanity at a dangerous time for the country. It is not leave or remain that matters now: if Labour treats its voters with contempt and campaigns to rerun a referendum to get a different result, many of those voters will never vote again. It seems that Labour’s Blairites and Momentum have united to ratify the old adage that voting wouldn’t be allowed if it changed anything. … [Read more...] about What now for Labour after EU election fiasco?
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And so too have Trump's enemies, with Joe Walsh, the one-time Tea Party congressman who is now running against the president in the Republican primaries, due to published a new book next month called F*ck Silence: Calling Trump Out for the Cultish, Moronic Authoritarian Con Man He Is. … [Read more...] about John Bolton’s own deputy demands he pull $2 million tell-all book about his time with Donald Trump until AFTER the election as president’s remaining allies call former national security advisor a ‘backstabber’
“When Labour MPs now are pushing back against a second referendum, what they are pushing back against is the idea that the voters who the party lost in the early 2000s can just be forgotten about,” Warren says. “They are the people that the party was built to represent: traditional working-class voters. So if it isn’t representing those groups any more, or it’s choosing a path that is against the wishes of those people, then what is it for? It’s an existential question.” … [Read more...] about ‘He desperately wants to hold it all together’: Corbyn on the campaign trail
I recall when, as director of the London Labour party and agent for Frank Dobson in the 2000 mayoral election, thousands of Labour members openly campaigned and voted for Ken Livingstone, against the party’s official candidate. There was some pressure for discipline against them, but I firmly resisted this and at no time was there any desire from the party leadership to pursue it. Far better to heal divisions, learn from the experience and move forwards to a united, broad-based party in which all who want to see a Labour victory will feel comfortable. What a far cry from this latest act of dogmatic spite. Hardly a “gentler” style of politics!David WilkinsonSwaby, Lincolnshire … [Read more...] about The expulsion of Alastair Campbell is a Spartacus moment for Labour members
2010 – Farage fined The leader of Ukip was fined 10 days’ MEP allowances – about £2,700 – after refusing to apologise to the the Belgian president of the European parliament, Herman Van Rompuy. “I don’t want to be rude, but you have the appearance of a damp rag and the appearance of a low grade bank clerk,” said Farage. … [Read more...] about The highs and lows of Britain’s 47 years in the EEC and EU