Category "July 2016"

A battle for Labour’s heart and soul

A battle for Labour’s heart and soul

A civil war has erupted inside the Labour Party, initiated by the party’s minority right wing with the backing of the media. It is a battle between the ordinary labour party members and the anti-democrats in the Parliamentary Labour Party [...]

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Hillsborough, justice and the state

Hillsborough, justice and the state

Just over three years after the Hillsborough Disaster the reigning champions met in the cup semi-final against a smaller team in a stadium which was disastrously unfit for the crowds expected on the day. The teams on this occasion were [...]

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Labour: The Broad Church collapses

Labour: The Broad Church collapses

"You don't have the right to lead just because you've been elected". Harriet Harman MP, Camberwell & Peckham Constituency Labour Party meeting, 30 June 2016 Since its inception the Labour Party has talked about being a broad church, by which it means [...]

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Muhammad Ali – The Greatest

Muhammad Ali – The Greatest

One of the unique qualities of human beings it seems to me is the degree to which our whole lives can be influenced, affected and shaped by fellow humans that we never meet. We can even have relationships of a [...]

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Report from Whitstable, Canterbury CLP

Report from Whitstable, Canterbury CLP

I re-joined the Labour Party as a member of Canterbury CLP, Whitstable branch in May 2016 after a long absence because of my disillusionment with the Labour government under Tony Blair, an unaccountable leader who took us into an unnecessary [...]

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