There are some odd delegates at the 2017 Labour Party Annual Conference. They are unelected and can vote as they please. Is Progress to blame?

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No one is calling for the nationalisation of the land, or the seizure of all major industries without compensation and under workers' control...

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A failed politician called May
As leader decided to stay…

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In the land of soulless May
Priorites have gone astray…

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Frances O’Grady general secretary of the TUC must be blunt with Jeremy Corbyn. She needs to tell him removing the pay cap is not enough. All public service workers need a return to free collective bargaining.

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Expect a last minute frightener on June 7th. A warning that a vote for Labour will leave us defenceless, because if Jeremy Corbyn becomes PM he would never use our nuclear deterrent.

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The United Kingdom could dissolve.  With England standing alone as a European off shore Island, offering low corporation tax and surviving as a supplicant to the USA. This could be the outcome of the Hard Brexit proposed by Theresa May.

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A chicken not an eagle.

It is now obvious that Theresa May is just not up to the job. She has proved to be a chicken not an eagle, leaving us in danger of being run by a scared Prime Minister whose ambitions far exceed her capabilities.

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And only Islington North can vote for Jeremy Corbyn. We are a Parliamentary democracy not a Presidential one. Whichever party has a majority after June 8th, Neither Theresa May nor Jeremy Corbyn will become head of state or commander in chief.

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The only reaction of the Tory Press to the Labour’s Manifesto was, “Back to the 70s”. The final year of that decade saw the election of Margaret Thatcher and the greatest leap backwards in our entire history. Before then we had no University fees, had ended the tyranny of selected education and rents and mortgage costs did not absorb up to half a young couples earnings.

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On 15th January, the French sponsored an international conference on Palestine. It maintained the illusion that there is a two state solution to this tragic conflict.

Sorry this dove is dead.

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No one should be surprised at Sadiq Khan change of loyalties. The Radical Read Project predicted this as soon as he was elected Mayor.

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The Labour Party has some very angry members. Those who joined after 12th January are now being denied the right to vote in the coming leadership election.

Some of these members are asking for their money back. The general response seems to be that membership is a long term commitment and members have to earn the right to vote because rules are rules

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172 Labour MPs want to remove Jeremy Corbyn as their party leader. The current reason is his alleged poor performance in conducting the Remain campaign.

Among his constant critics are Frank Field (MP for Birkenhead) and John Mann (MP for Bassetlaw).

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Whether it is Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton who occupies the White House, America’s love affair with Israel is about to be renewed.

But at what cost?

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Most of the readers on this blog are critical of capitalism, though our convictions are likely to be economic and social rather than religious. Ron Striebig examines capitalism as a Christian. He believes that capitalism is a system whose values are challenged in the New Testament by the teachings of Christ.

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Congratulations to Sadiq Khan; what a pity his first act was to try and kick away the ladder he climbed up to become Mayor. There would have been no election success without the doorknocking and leafleting of Corbyn activists.

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The new regenerated Labour Party has yet to rid itself of the stench left by Blair...

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One thing is certain: Corbynism is about the economy. Deciding in whose interests the country should be run, must be the Labour Party's top priority.

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Andrew Fisher’s suspension from Labour Party was provoked by the Blairite faction’s attempts to discredit Corbyn’s judgement. What is less known is that it was also a desperate effort to ensure Andrew Fisher had no influence on Party policy…

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Discrimination keeps homeless families in sordid bed and breakfast accommodation. Yet all the while, suitable accommodation is available at less cost. Ron Striebig exposes this scandal…

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Dead and damaged children from the Middle East are much in the news. Recent headlines and media images have been dominated by that of the limp body of toddler Aylan Kurdi, a refugee from Syria washed up on the Turkish coast. Less reported is the story of Ali Saad Dawabsheh, an eighteen month old Palestinian baby burned to death along with his mother and father by a Zionist murder gang in Douma…

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Andrew Fisher's controversial tweet is not the reason for his suspension from the Labour Party. The real issue is that he wrote a book, and a very worrying one for the establishment.

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The renewal of Trident is an issue dividing the Labour Movement. Michael Ellison argues that if we need armed services then their weaponry must match those of a potential enemy.

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Would you press the button?

If he were Prime Minister, Jeremy Corbyn says he would not press the nuclear button. His reluctance to unleash a nuclear strike triggered outbursts of righteous indignation across the right-wing media…

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The Tory leader wants to set up a Conservative trade union movement. Will it get off the ground?

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David Cameron promises greater equality; but there are plenty of  exceptions, like agency staff, part-time workers, immigrants, women and quite a few more of us…

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Noble Aspirations are to be admired, but only if they have substance. There are few more pathetic characters than those whose ambitions far exceed their capabilities…

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The refugees in Hungary remind me why I’m still a Zionist," claims the Anglican priest, philosopher and well-known columnist Giles Fraser. But the Israel he supports, and whose past he ignores, has developed at great cost to Palestinian lives and hopes and to the prospects of peace in the region...

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Have we at long last lost the branding and marketing philosophy of modern day UK politics?  Have the days gone when politicians will be judged on what they wear or how they eat or their taste in music and the arts?

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So the Red Flag is back in fashion. We can now expect it to be sung lustily at all Labour Party functions.

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Here are some parodies of the Red Flag - witty, bitter and both.

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Republican Jeremy Corbyn has caused media driven 'storm in tea cup'. He did not sing the National Anthem during the ceremony commemorating those who died in the Battle of Britain. He could have solved the problem by singing the little known fourth verse.

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We are often reminded that we are a shareholding nation; with millions of individuals through pension funds and insurance policies investing in UK PLC and taking a share of the UK’s publicly quoted businesses. But is this true anymore?

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Rarely a day goes by without a story about the social media be it Facebook or Twitter. It is usually critical for its misuse by bullies or inappropriate comments from public figures.

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In 1919, a national wage rate was set when NALGO (The National Association of Local Government Officers) and the manual unions made an agreement with local authority employers…

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In Britain, modern political history will be measured as before and after Thatcher. It was she who was responsible for the great leap backwards, from which the nation has yet to recover and is making a very bad fist of trying to do so…

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The most enlightened introduction to news items on the sale of RBC shares was in The Nation. Martin Hannan wrote, “Chancellor George Osborne yesterday began the process of selling off the state’s 78 per cent share in Edinburgh-based RBS Group at a massive loss to the public purse.”

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We now know the extent of the attack on trade union organisation and activities through the publication of the Tories' Trade Union Bill...

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In reality, Tony Blair won only one general election, his second. He became Prime Minister because the Tories lost an election…

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From the very beginning of his political career Blair was a cynical opportunist…

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Updated: our recent article Ignoring aspirations did not lose the election received a lot of attention.

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