When will Labour have its first female leader?

When will Labour have its first female leader?

When will Labour, the party that has always advocated for social justice, have its first female leader? Jeremy Corbyn stated during the keynote speech at the party conference that Labour is ‘ready to govern’. Thatcher and May have proven women can make it to Number 10 through the different periods and climates...

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A parliament left behind

A parliament left behind

The Conference season has come and gone. They are strange beats coming just after Parliament had sat for a fortnight following a seven week holiday. Nothing much happens in the two week period but it was brought in to stop the tabloids going on about MPs all apparently having twelve...

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Aging Scribblers

Aging Scribblers

There are many instances of novelists continuing to practise their art well after the appropriate faculties have failed. They re, I imagine, egged on by greedy agents, lazy publishers and pusillanimous editors, all of whom know that, at certain levels, it is names, not content that sell books, leading to...

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Goodbye World: Hello Little England

Goodbye World: Hello Little England

Meanwhile, back in Blighty, we await the Party Conferences in September and early October to see if Mrs May faces a challenge from Michael Gove MP (the Murdoch nominee). We could pick anyone of six other Tory MPs currently being touted including Jacob Rees-Mogg MP who was born in the...

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Shame/Shameless

Shame/Shameless

“He said what!?” For those of us who can still recall how politics was done pre-2016, with at least an appearance of diplomacy, consistency, courtesy, grace and manners each outrageous statement Donald Trump makes is greeted with a slack-jawed disbelief.   “He did what!?” With every newscycle a new low...

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Truth, Education and Fairness

Truth, Education and Fairness

Anyone who is at university or was until recently must feel at least a little inclined to think warmly of Jeremy Corbyn – not just because he  wears a scraggy beard that makes him a natural target for monstering by the non-thinking media, and thus a man with whom they...

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Covfefe

Covfefe

There are only two types of people. Those who divide people into types of people and those who don’t. Only those who don’t. Don’t exist. Ever since Genesis got oddly specific in dividing things into categories, heaven, earth, “grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit,” and...

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Strong and Stable

Strong and Stable

Since June 8th, a large number of UK voters (including me) have been wandering around, dazed and confused, muttering to anyone who will listen, ‘Where the hell are we?’ We don’t really know; but we do know how we got here. David Cameron took up the metal-studded gauntlet thrown down...

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Parliament Squared

Parliament Squared

We Brits gave the biggest sigh of relief when the Westminster Circus Act aka as the General Election ended at 10pm on 8th June 2017. Of the many mistakes the PM made during this May-hem was a) to call it and b) to call it late allowing eight weeks of...

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Alternative Truths

Alternative Truths

Unless you’ve just returned from a few months on a desert island without a radio or internet device, you must have caught at least a few snatches of the new American soap that’s gobbling up the ratings in Britain. This drama is less sophisticated than the West Wing or the...

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