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The Labour Partition

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light,” said Plato, some two-thousand years’ ago. 461 more words


Labour Leadership: Who do you want to win?

The Labour leadership contest is currently moving through the motions, Jeremy Corbyn is running streets ahead of Andy Burnham, who trails in second place in the polls released last week. 581 more words

While others moan and rant, Jeremy Corbyn rocks

by Bryan Hemming

You’ve got to love Albert Einstein. Nutty professor personified, he invented the atom bomb by mistake. I wish I could do stuff like that by scribbling on blackboards. 1,064 more words


Reviewing an anachronism? Labor to debate future of socialist objective

Carol Johnson

The 2015 ALP national conference agreed that there will be a review of the Labor platform’s so-called “socialist objective”. The review follows calls from the likes of NSW Labor leader… 922 more words


Short book review - Meltdown by Ben Elton

Ben Elton’s 2009 book Meltdown is the story of the rise and fall of a City trader and his rich university friends. It is, as becomes apparent quite early on in the book, a story of the New Labour years from the view of the upper-middle class: the easy money, the convenient ability to earn bucket loads of cash while easing liberal guilt by telling yourself you are doing something which helps others, and the expectation that everything inevitably will continue getting better. 518 more words


Chuka Umunna is a Child Dragging his Heels

It appears change may truly be upon us. We’re a far cry from the days spent desperately scrambling to get Jeremy Corbyn nominated in the Labour leadership contest. 1,109 more words


Time Flies

So I was reading The Mail the other day.

Just wait a second! I hate The Mail. It is absolute trash. But someone had left it lying about on the tube, and I had already finished reading… 162 more words