Labour’s new Shadow Cabinet members 2015 – what you have to know about them?

  Well, well, well, Jeremy Corbyn has had his first taste of the straightjacket of power. He had to produce some thirty members of a shadow cabinet like rabbits out of a hat. His train didn’t actually hit the buffers, but it was certainly delayed and diverted. He found that being in charge didn’t always […]

Death of a Party – has LABOUR finally done it, RIP?

None of us clever clogs saw it coming. When Labour badly lost the 2015 General Election last May it came as a surprise – and not least to PM David Cameron (the lies won it). The electorate turned out at the last minute to be a fickle lot, don’t you think? Unbelievably, Labour’s Leader Ed […]

The longest suicide note in history (1983) – replaced by voluntary euthanasia (2015)?

  Back in the distant days of the Eighties, the Labour MPs chose ‘left winger’ Michael Foot to lead the Party into their next General Election, having been defeated by Margaret Thatcher for the first but not the last time. His 1983 Manifesto proposed amongst other things unilateral nuclear disarmament (we didn’t have Trident in […]

Labour Party Leadership Election 2015 – will the ‘no-hoper’ actually win?

Two months ago Jeremy Corbyn astounded the Party by announcing that he wanted to be the new Leader. You have to understand that this was a political nobody, never heard of outside of Islington, disloyal in Parliament beyond belief for thirty years, utterly out of step with the Blairites, or Brownites or any other set […]

Labour Party Leadership Election 2015 – what you have to know about the candidates? UPDATED

  ORIGINAL POST 30 MAY This is undoubtedly one of the most challenging times in history for the British Labour Party. Many think that it is crunch time when its very survival is in serious doubt, don’t they? Well, a number of confident individuals have crawled out of the woodwork to claim the crown that […]

The real ‘future’ of the British Labour Party – a merger no less?

Many people now doubt if the Labour Party has any chance of long-term survival after a humiliating defeat by the Conservatives in the UK’s May 2015 General Election. Even on the actual day of the Election there seemed to be a realistic chance that Labour would indeed regain power – but at the twelfth hour […]