Posts Tagged “Jeremy Corbyn”

Labour moderates, it’s now or never. Forget Angela Eagle and fight for yourselves

by Stephen Tall on July 12, 2016

In happier, boringer days I once wrote: ‘election results are usually a lot more dull than the speculation which precedes them’. With that kind of prophetic insight, it’s little wonder I ended up running naked down Whitehall. The Lib Dem (…)

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Theresa May has the endorsement of the Tories – and progressives should be worried

by Stephen Tall on July 12, 2016

Politics isn’t just fluid, it’s runny. A couple of weeks ago, I almost took the time and trouble to write a ‘Boris v Theresa’ piece – just as well I didn’t, as it also would’ve ended up spiked by Michael (…)

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Review: ‘Bang!: A History of Britain in the 1980s’

by Stephen Tall on March 3, 2016

Bang!: A History of Britain in the 1980s by Graham Stewart The ’80s are suddenly back, at least for the Labour party which has regressed to them. I was two years old when they began, so I recall a fair (…)

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Pretty much everything you need to know about Corbyn’s new old Labour party in 2 tweets

by Stephen Tall on November 3, 2015

This is just gobsmacking: Labour to consult Stop the War on Syria policy; an org which essentially supports Assad. https://t.co/MhN3NtNDCa — Rob Marchant (@rob_marchant) November 3, 2015 CBI's Cridland: "We invited Corbyn to speak at conference. He’s not coming. We (…)

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Cameron’s speech: a triumph of right-wing virtue-signalling made possible by Labour’s abdication as a credible opposition

by Stephen Tall on October 8, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com I didn’t watch David Cameron’s speech to the Conservative conference in Manchester yesterday. Like much of the country I was at work. But the insta-reaction of journalists was generally positive — here was a Tory leader (…)

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I think this Smack The Pony sketch comes closest to explaining Jeremy Corbyn’s concept of the nuclear deterrent

by Stephen Tall on September 30, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn has said he can live with the idea of the Labour party he leads spending £100bn on the Trident nuclear weapons system even though he’s today confirmed he would instruct the UK’s defence chiefs never to use it. (…)

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Corbyn: good or bad for the Lib Dems?

by Stephen Tall on September 15, 2015

I’ve an article on today’s Times Red Box blog looking at how (and whether) the Lib Dems can capitalise on Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader. The obvious answer is we don’t know. The parallel with 1981-83, when hard-left Bennism (…)

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Yeah, so I called the Labour leadership wrong. But not as badly as Labour did.

by Stephen Tall on September 13, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com So I was wrong. Again.* The massed ranks of Jezzabelles and Jezzabeaux have propelled their Bennite throwback to the top of their party. My wrongness, and the wrongness of others like me who failed to predict (…)

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It’s not just Iraq – the success of Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign is founded on a big Labour apology

by Stephen Tall on August 21, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Apologies are in the air: Jeremy Corbyn has said he will apologise on behalf of the Labour party for the Iraq war if he’s elected leader in 21 days. As Ian Leslie points out, this is (…)

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Confessions of a Labour entryist: how I’m voting in the leadership election

by Stephen Tall on August 20, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com A month ago today, I registered as a Labour supporter, paid my £3, and was swiftly thanked by the party’s general secretary. I was partly driven by curiosity — kind of a mystery shopper excursion to (…)

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