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A Progressive Alliance? How can we do that when Labour are tearing eachother apart?

Maybe once the two main opposition parties are done slipping the long knives in between each other’s ribs instead of focusing our fire on the Tory Party, maybe then we can coalesce and put our heads together in order to come up with something proactive instead of merely waiting then reacting with sound and fury when the UK Govt do things that none of us are surprised about. 885 more words


A Typical Conversation Between An Ordinary Citizen And A Labour Right-Winger

Scene: an indoor gathering at which the local Labour MP, a professional politician and former public relations executive is present. An Ordinary Citizen has just asked the MP a question to which comes the following pat reply. 129 more words

Labour Party


The term “Third-Way” Democrat, basically means a Democrat who has shifted to the right, especially on economic and social welfare issues. They tend to be neoliberals. 52 more words

Dark entries

A quick note on ‘entryism’, expanding on some points that got a bit lost in the middle of a recent post.

Entryism is an odd phenomenon; perhaps it’s best considered as an eccentric local custom, like buying beer in pints or listening to the Archers Omnibus. 3,854 more words


Not you personally

I asked Ken Livingstone a question once in a public meeting. I say public – actually it was pretty much invitation-only; it wasn’t really a meeting, either, so much as a dinner. 2,797 more words


From Blair to INDYREF 2

Today I have a wry smile on my face: how many people can’t see what is happening right in front of them for gleefully waiting to see Tony Blair get ‘impeached’ by parliament. 726 more words

Playing by the rules

I agree with a lot of what David Allen Green says here: the rules of the Labour Party aren’t clear enough to give a definitive answer to the question of whether, in the case of a challenge, the leader of the party should automatically be on the ballot; disagreement on the issue is legitimate and to be expected, even (or especially) among legal experts; the question is ultimately a political one and should be resolved through political, not legal means (“Law is not politics, and politics is not well served by people going to court to get political problems solved.”) 1,901 more words