April 4, 2020 at 10:31 pm #197944
A return to Blairism?April 4, 2020 at 11:55 pm #197959Matthew CulbertKeymaster
He is a centre forward. He’ll pass to the wings better than wimpy “you know” Blair.April 6, 2020 at 7:20 am #198051Jack_higgonParticipant
Starmer doesn’t seem to be Blair 2.0. He seems like he might actually be a vaguely reformist critic of capitalism, albeit rather a dull one… Still, it’s been quite entertaining to see so many self-proclaimed socialists departing the labour party, claiming it’s not a socialist party any more – as if it ever was!April 7, 2020 at 6:05 am #198111ALBParticipant
Apparently when he was younger he was associated with some Trotskyists even if he might not have known that they were:April 9, 2020 at 3:02 am #198181
The establishment Jewish lobby have applauded the election of Starmer and his pledges to “clean house” but the smears of anti-Semitism against the left has continued
Loach’s offence, was the fact that he has denied that Labour is institutionally anti-Semitic and that he was somehow associated with a certain GMB union member who had been expelled for being critical of the IHRA definition, Peter Gregson.April 15, 2020 at 12:47 am #198717
I read some media articles on this internal report, but none was as brutal as this analysis. Some of us suspected it though.
“Labour party officials opposed to Jeremy Corbyn worked to lose the 2017 general election in the hope that a bad result would trigger a leadership contest to oust him…the party’s right wing, who worked at its HQ, became despondent as Labour climbed in the polls during the election campaign despite their efforts…Tactics by anti-Corbyn staff evidenced in the report include channelling resources to candidates associated with the right wing of the party, refusing to share information with the leader’s office, and “coming into the office and doing nothing for a few months” during the election campaign.April 15, 2020 at 5:01 am #198724ALBParticipant
Meet the new shadow Business Secretary : Ed Miliband, avowed supporter of capitalism.
Trying to make capitalism nicer is the most the Labour Party has always ever aspired to do but, when in office, has always failed to deliver as it’s undeliverable.September 12, 2020 at 6:05 pm #206568
Labour’s Left shifts right
“The left has got to build an alliance with that centre-left of the party that voted for Starmer…”September 24, 2020 at 12:19 am #206913
The “inclusive” PM
Labour has sacked three junior shadow ministers who joined with Jeremy Corbyn and 14 other Socialist Campaign group MPs in breaking the party’s whip by voting against the second reading of a controversial armed forces bill.
Nadia Whittome, Beth Winter and Olivia Blake defied the whip, which called on Labour MPs to abstain on the overseas operations bill. The legislation aims to introduce a presumption against prosecution for British soldiers serving abroad. The proposed presumption against prosecution applies to offences such as war crimes and torture and critics say it breaches international humanitarian law.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.