Rebuilding Britain: Housing at the Labour Party Conference 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzA15gpgjCk 1. The Tory Housing Crisis ‘A new world of energy innovations: E.ON’ – is the advertisement that pops up on screen when I go to download the agenda for this year’s Labour Party Conference, obscuring the information behind. I guess it’s appropriate in a way, since its to E.ON – one of the world’s … Continue reading Rebuilding Britain: Housing at the Labour Party Conference 2018

Oy Vey! No Latkes for Labour

‘Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.’ – Committee on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial 1. The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance This is the document, … Continue reading Oy Vey! No Latkes for Labour

Figs from Thistles: Labour’s Grenfell Opportunism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL1nycH2x_w ‘Never again will we allow this to happen. But what has been so despicable about this, is that this has happened in the richest borough, in the fifth richest country in the world, where we have a government and a local council more interested in saving money than saving lives. If there is anything … Continue reading Figs from Thistles: Labour’s Grenfell Opportunism

London’s Local Elections 2018: The Consequences of Voting

Now the shouting’s stopped and the insults have settled, here’s the damage in London from the Local Elections 2018: Barking & Dagenham: Labour hold Barnet: Conservative gain Bexley: Conservative hold Brent: Labour hold Bromley: Conservative hold Camden: Labour hold Croydon: Labour hold Ealing: Labour hold Enfield: Labour hold Greenwich: Labour hold Hackney: Labour hold Hammersmith … Continue reading London’s Local Elections 2018: The Consequences of Voting

Our Urban Millions Must Wrest Control from Hostile, Inhumane Labour

I was reading Sadiq Khan’s article with this title in The Observer this Sunday, and initially I wondered who it was he was describing, so closely did his description of the Conservative government he was attacking resemble his own party. I thought that, given Labour’s record in local government, Khan’s got a nerve lecturing the … Continue reading Our Urban Millions Must Wrest Control from Hostile, Inhumane Labour

The Social Realism of the Labour Party: Jeremy Corbyn and the Socialism of Fools

The mural (above) at the centre of the latest publicity disaster to engulf Jeremy Corbyn has been compared to the anti-Semitic depictions of Jews in Nazi propaganda. One Labour Party website has even taken readers through comparisons between the offending mural and historical examples from Der Stürmer (below), a vehemently anti-semitic and anti-communist German tabloid newpaper. … Continue reading The Social Realism of the Labour Party: Jeremy Corbyn and the Socialism of Fools

This Charming Man: Jeremy Corbyn and The Smiths

Why pamper life’s complexity When the leather runs smooth on the passenger seat? – Morrissey On Saturday I went to see The Smyths, a Smiths and Morrissey tribute band, at the O2 Academy Islington, a soulless venue inside the soulless Angel Central shopping centre. It’s the first time I’ve seen the band, and I was … Continue reading This Charming Man: Jeremy Corbyn and The Smiths

Dispossession: The Great Labour Party Swindle

Tonight Paul Sng’s film Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle will have what I think is its last screening of the year at the Chelsea Curzon cinema, and to the excitement of many what the publicity calls ‘the Right Honourable Jeremy Corbyn’ will be in attendance. This is quite a turn around, as when the film first came … Continue reading Dispossession: The Great Labour Party Swindle

Why I Never Write About the Tories

In a nation of 65.5 million people the membership of the Conservative and Unionist Party is a tiny 134,000, a fraction of the well over half a million current members of the Labour Party. Yet the Conservative Party is one of the most successful political parties in Western democracies. Conservative Prime Ministers led UK governments … Continue reading Why I Never Write About the Tories