Posts Tagged “Jeremy Corbyn”

Brexit, one year on. And no-one is yet any the wiser

by Stephen Tall on June 23, 2017

One year on — a referendum and general election later — we’re still no closer to understanding what either of the two main political parties intend to do about implementing Brexit. The Conservatives committed in their manifesto to the UK (…)

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Election notebook #2: The article on the Lib Dems’ EU strategy I didn’t write. Until now

by Stephen Tall on April 20, 2017

Embed from Getty Images A couple of weeks’ back, Mark Pack asked me if I’d write a piece for the next issue of his Lib Dem Newswire (required reading, btw). “Perhaps something on ‘what the Lib Dems are currently getting (…)

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Election notebook #1: TV debates, Farron’s liberalism, Labour woes, Ukip who?, Naked run 2.0

by Stephen Tall on April 19, 2017

TV debates… I guess it was inevitable Theresa May would try and un-invent them. After all, what’s in it for her? There’s no reward, only risk. Tim Farron would relish the spotlight, and as the Lib Dems are the only (…)

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Election 2017: actually, this is good for all parties

by Stephen Tall on April 18, 2017

Well, who saw that coming? Not me. But Theresa May’s decision to call a ‘snap’ election actually suits all parties pretty well. First, the Tories will win, and will win big. Two recent polls suggest leads over Labour topping 20%, (…)

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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. — 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 | 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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