Time to prepare a radical manifesto

It is difficult to explain how the BBC can present the local election results as punishing both major political parties. In theory these elections should reflect local problems, such as the erosion of green belts or attitudes to airport expansion. In practice, however, all parties treat such elections as an opportunity to pass judgement on

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Can there be any greater distortion of the news than The Sun’s headline “Corbyn snubs the Queen’’?

Can there be any greater distortion of the news than The Sun’s headline “Corbyn snubs the Queen’’? The facts are these: PM May invited Trump to a state visit to the UK. As a constitutional monarch, the Queen is obliged to host Trump’s visit. Corby did not snub the Queen by announcing he would not

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TRUElabour

There is only one centre left Party in Britain and that is TRUElabour.

Jeremy Corbyn may describe himself as a socialist and John MacDonnell, a Marxist but the policies they advocate are Social Democrat Keynesian economics. The grading between the right and left was distorted by an entirely outdated policy of unchecked reliance on free market economics. It was a doctrine rejected even by Tories in the 1930s…

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Antisemitism in the Labour movement: never was, never will be

The progressive employer, Arnold Weinstock, was subject to an antisemitic attack…

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Mistress of meaningless words

I am tired of hearing political declarations suffixed with meaningless phrases like “for the good of the nation” or “for the sake of future generations”.

The only way to test the validity of any political statement is to ask whether it is appropriate to conclude with these words: “for the many not the few”.

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Time to Face Reality

If it were possible to achieve Brexit without ruining our economy, we would have achieved it months ago.

The complacent David Davis, who until 20th July served as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, promised that leaving the EU would be easy. He was right. So is throwing yourself off a cliff — so long as you have no regard for your own wellbeing.

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May’s dangerous fantasy

Theresa May thinks she’s a worldwide cop with Syria on her beat.

Britain is not part of an international law enforcement team, since no such team exists.

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