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Wool. Eyes. Pull.

Written By: - Date published: 5:52 pm, July 16th, 2018 - 8 comments

As though politicians with a social democratic bent don’t have enough to contend with…

Sound news judgment?

Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, May 15th, 2018 - 48 comments

The BBC thinks that depicting Jeremy Corbyn as a Russian stooge is sound news judgment.

The Government’s response to the Syrian crisis

Written By: - Date published: 9:58 am, April 16th, 2018 - 203 comments

Jacinda Ardern has accepted the US, UK and French response to the Syrian crisis.  Should she have instead condemned it?

Labour speaks up.

Written By: - Date published: 9:50 am, April 8th, 2018 - 5 comments

Partial transcript of a speech as reported in “The Independent”

Hatchets and Knives.

Written By: - Date published: 12:06 pm, January 9th, 2018 - 20 comments

A little on the (predictable) fallout from Emily Thornberry’s BBC Radio 4 interview.

Corbyn vs bankers

Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, December 3rd, 2017 - 20 comments

“When bankers like Morgan Stanley say we’re a threat, they’re right.”

The UK Social media political arms race

Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, November 19th, 2017 - 8 comments

Robert Peston in the Spectator has analysed the social media performance of the two big parties in the United Kingdom and has concluded that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour had a significant advantage over Theresa May’s conservatives.

The Dinner Party

Written By: - Date published: 12:29 pm, July 30th, 2017 - 4 comments

An entirely relevant piece of prop from overseas.

Election 2017: the battle lines are drawn

Written By: - Date published: 8:57 am, July 17th, 2017 - 77 comments

The 2017 election campaign has been set alight by the Greens adopting brave policies that Jeremy Corbyn would be proud of and NZ First adopting policies that would meet with Donald Trump’s approval.

Does the left do more of the same or does it get radical this election?

Written By: - Date published: 11:12 am, July 7th, 2017 - 252 comments

Andrew Dean has written an opinion piece for Stuff where he suggests that to win this election Labour and the Greens have to become more radical.

Should The Left Do Authoritarian Populism Like The Right Does?

Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, June 21st, 2017 - 54 comments

What if the left had an authoritarian populist in power and got some stuff done?

Homeless Housing.

Written By: - Date published: 3:19 pm, June 16th, 2017 - 24 comments

Did Jeremy Corbyn just cut through a whole pile of smash?

Owen Jones’ and the Guardian’s Corbyn mea culpa

Written By: - Date published: 2:30 pm, June 11th, 2017 - 57 comments

Owen Jones of the Guardian has posted a mea culpa about his pessimism that Jeremy Corbyn would succeed as Labour leader.  But meanwhile blairites are claiming that Corbyn missed an open goal while at the same time calling for unity.

Labour excels in the UK

Written By: - Date published: 4:04 pm, June 9th, 2017 - 132 comments

Labour’s performance in the United Kingdom is phenomenal compared to expectations from even three weeks ago. What are the lessons for New Zealand Labour?

We’ll see.

Written By: - Date published: 11:26 pm, June 8th, 2017 - 12 comments

There’s the heel of a boot, and then there’s the lifting of it.

 

Is Donald Trump helping Jeremy Corbyn get elected?

Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, June 7th, 2017 - 17 comments

Donald Trump’s closeness to Theresa May and his boorish behaviour over London’s recent attack may be helping Jeremy Corbyn’s attempt to win this week’s general election.

Andrew Little – Last Labour PM of NZ?

Written By: - Date published: 4:48 pm, June 3rd, 2017 - 136 comments

A wee bit of speculation for a long week-end.

Corbyn on terrorism and UK settings.

Written By: - Date published: 11:44 am, May 27th, 2017 - 26 comments

Full speech given by Jeremy Corbyn yesterday.

The UK elections – Has Labour got the big mo?

Written By: - Date published: 10:58 am, May 21st, 2017 - 66 comments

And in the United Kingdom the election that was meant to be a foregone conclusion suddenly is suddenly tightening.

Labour Organising

Written By: - Date published: 10:09 am, September 14th, 2016 - 39 comments

From the UK. Organising 101.

Eagle vs Window Pane

Written By: - Date published: 5:14 pm, July 10th, 2016 - 81 comments

So Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership has been openly challenged.

Chilcot, Corbyn and the UK Labour Party caucus.

Written By: - Date published: 10:23 am, June 29th, 2016 - 62 comments

Three dots.

Updated

Corbyn Coup; Hilary Benn is Sacked for Disloyalty

Written By: - Date published: 2:52 pm, June 26th, 2016 - 129 comments

Jeremy Corbyn is fighting back against those plotting to force his resignation. But is it too little too late?

UK Council Elections; A Referendum on Corbyn?

Written By: - Date published: 1:57 pm, May 6th, 2016 - 49 comments

Voting in the UK council, mayoral and assembly elections has just closed. The first results are coming in and there appears to be a big protest vote. In Scotland, the question is who will come second, Labour or the Tories. In London, Sadiq Khan was a shoo in for mayor until Ken Livingstone had a brain fart. In Wales, the Greens and UKIP are hoping to make significant gains.

Ultimately, all eyes are on Jeremy Corbyn. This is make or break for the Labour leader.

In the Home of Labour

Written By: - Date published: 5:59 pm, April 25th, 2016 - 48 comments

Still out of touch and running out of time.

Hilary Benn: we never should walk by on the other side of the road

Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, December 4th, 2015 - 147 comments

UK MP Hilary Benn has given one of the finest speeches Westminster has heard in years in the debate over Syria. It will go down as a defining moment in the fight against Daesh and proves that bombing alone is not the answer. Watch it. It’s how politics can be, when done right.

Corbyn’s Isis Crisis

Written By: - Date published: 9:25 am, November 27th, 2015 - 89 comments

UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn faces his first big test. Can he command the majority in Labour over Syria? Or should he accept he is on the wrong side of history?

It Came From the North

Written By: - Date published: 4:41 pm, September 29th, 2015 - 54 comments

How Corbyn gets taken out.

From out of the Shadows

Written By: - Date published: 9:58 am, September 28th, 2015 - 20 comments

Goff has attempted to throw a fire-cracker into the notion of the National Party leadership and caucus being one big happy family. Is this the Labour Party’s way of sowing seeds of discontent without tainting the image of their leader? It is NOT Dirty Politics by any normal understanding of that term as captured in the book of the same name. Is this Goff’s role now? To box from the shadows?

The Attack

Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, September 15th, 2015 - 52 comments

And they’re off!

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