By Steve Parkhurst, Senior Editor, USDR.
Looking at the news and opinion out of London each day.
Perhaps the most important question is whether or not the money and manpower of the two big parties is deployed during the campaign.
Most Tube staff do not support strikes. Their right to work, and our right to travel, should be respected by the militant few
A five-day accelerator, run in London by Reload Greece, hopes to develop ideas that can have an immediate social and economic impact on the debt-ridden country
The party has deeply honourable roots, but in a world with the universal franchise and post-industrial employment, it must work out what, and whom, it is for
It has happened. Labour has elected Jeremy Corbyn as its leader. The party hasn’t just lurched to the left, but dived headlong in that direction. Never, in the history of the universal franchise, has a leader of one of the two main parties been so far from the political centre.
Will Cameron and Osborne snooze on their oars, or take the opportunity to redouble their radicalism?
The party is so denuded of talent it is hard to see where the succession to Corbyn will come from
By ripping up the Westminster rulebook, Labour’s leader has a chance to reframe political certainties
Jeremy Corbyn has won the Labour leadership in the first round with an extraordinary 59.5 per cent of the vote. Andy Burnham came second.
Labour members didn’t want to keep the flame alive and fight. They wanted to see their party go out in a final blaze of uncompromising glory
When George Osborne watched Ed Miliband winning Labour leadership in 2010, he shouted “Yes!! Yes!! Yes!!” I imagine he had probably passed out by the end of Jeremy Corbyn’s acceptance speech: it was the stuff of Tory fantasy.
The people who built Jeremy Corbyn’s victory are not West Wing wannabes but thousands of activists across the country
The BBC will I trust wish to be fair in the long run up to the EU referendum. We know they have a list of questions to ask to assist the stay in campaign, as we hear them regularly on radio and tv. Just to help them I am going to suggest some other questions they need to ask to show balance.
After giving Scotland to the SNP, Labour appears to have gift wrapped London for Zac Goldsmith
Boff was, well, Boff. Greenhalgh never really sparked. And Goldsmith was, frankly, all over the place.
Whatever he does to validation, he should ponder replacing the current system of tuition fees and loans with commissions.
The two questions that the Committee needs to ask when considering this Government proposal are these. Will it will help or hinder the Government in their central task of making sure we have enough power in this country for our future needs? And will it help or hinder what I hope is also the Government’s task, which is to provide value for money and sensibly priced energy, so that we can tackle fuel poverty and have a plentiful supply of reasonably priced energy to fuel the industrial recovery and the general economic recovery that the Government wish to see?
Corbyn captures a wider revulsion at the slickly managed, focus-grouped politics that many associate with New Labour
I’m sick of lefties’ sense of moral superiority, when they actually have a fundamental lack of humanity
The rightwing firebrand was once a Trotskyite. It’s a common enough political journey – but there are ways to avoid it
Also: Plaid savage Welsh Labour’s record (but guarantee to keep them in office); and an SNP plan to fix alcohol prices risks EU’s wrath.
Why do leftists care more about Muslims than they do about Jews? If that sounds confrontational, consider this: this week, the Met Police released the latest hate-crime figures for London. They show that offences against Jews have risen by 93% over the past year, while offences against Muslims have risen by 70%. And guess which story the BBC, Guardian and Independent, those voices of the British liberal conscience, have chosen to flag up? Yep, the 70% hike in Islamophobic attacks, not the nearly 100% hike in anti-Semitic offences.
With one day left to vote for the party’s deputy leader, the candidates set out how they plan to contribute to a Labour victory in 2020
Today’s votes offer a real opportunity to protect the fairness of the ballot.
Like a relegated football team which hoped to bounce back but failed to do so, the Opposition is in crisis.
Their failures of imagination, inspiration and organisation paved the way for Jeremy Corbyn’s rise
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