By Steve Parkhurst, Senior Editor, USDR.
Looking at the news and opinion out of London each day.
Labour is all at sea. Chaos and panic reign. Will its leader be able to take the strain?
A frightening number of people are supporting the Labour leader without knowing what they are endorsing or why
Whatever you think about the decision to launch air strikes over Syria, deselection of your MP is a legitimate democratic, non-violent process
Their virtuous hatred is reserved for their own side, and its ugliness will destroy the myth of leftwing decency
The battle isn’t over when doctors still don’t have contract to sign. The health secretary is still putting lives at risk
Having won the day on air strikes, Mr Cameron may have to compromise on his desire for regime change
The speed of change to greener alternatives is extraordinary, but we will still need the black stuff
Without a new approach to international affairs, a second independence referendum is inevitable
An African infant saved from a malaria-induced death will not ask if the anti-mosquito nets come from 1 per cent of a banker’s salary
Cameron offered a convincingly modest justification for bombing ISIS in Syria: to do so is not perfect, but is better than sitting things out.
We must not send the message that if you kill 240,000 in Syria, you get away with it, but if you kill 140 in France then you’re in trouble.
Finally, there is hope for the Party’s moderates, who have seen that the Corbynite insurgency can and will be directly challenged
Jeremy Corbyn is a rarity among politicians. All his enemies are on his own side. For the Tories, Ukip and the SNP, Corbyn is a dream made real. They could not love him more. As the riotous scenes at the shadow cabinet and parliamentary Labour party meetings this week showed, his colleagues see Corbyn and John McDonnell as modern Leninists who are mobilising their cadres to purge all dissidents from the party.
A Labour MP could grow into a Wilson-like figure and seek to be a unifying leader…Only political titans willing to age quickly need apply for that task
A free vote on anything is alien concept to the regimented ranks of the SNP
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