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Don’t blame Corbyn for the sins of Blair, Brown and New Labour. The spate of calls for Jeremy Corbyn to quit since last week’s byelections in Stoke and Copeland has been as predictable as it was premeditated.

Don’t blame Corbyn for the sins of Blair, Brown and New Labour

It says everything about the political agenda of the media, and nothing about people’s real needs and experiences. I went to Stoke and Whitehaven, in Cumbria, a few days before polling. Momentum arranged screenings of Daniel Blake. We went to Labour clubs in neglected areas, old estates away from the centre. At one club I was asked: “Why have you come here? Joe Bradley and Georgie Robertson, the organisers, were a model of how Labour activists should work: full of energy, hard-working and brilliantly efficient. Both screenings were packed. BFAWU Statement On Jeremy Corbyn And The Labour Party - Bakers. Jim Mortimer - Formation of Labour Party. No. 10 (original ISBN of printed version: 0 9523810 8 7) Contents.

Jim Mortimer - Formation of Labour Party

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BBC’s Stephen Sackur accuses Tories of spreading propaganda about Jeremy Corbyn, and of being unaccountable and undemocratic. In a BBC World News interview, Crispin Blunt, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, said that the government is not under any obligation to share intelligence information with the new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

BBC’s Stephen Sackur accuses Tories of spreading propaganda about Jeremy Corbyn, and of being unaccountable and undemocratic

What the British are really laughing about - The Leveller. Whether or not it’s true, the Internet has decided for the time being that British Prime Minister David Cameron probably put his private parts into the mouth of a dead pig when he was at Oxford.

What the British are really laughing about - The Leveller

The allegations have been made by extremely well-connected Establishment figures, former Conservative Party Deputy Chairman Lord (Michael) Ashcroft, and former Sunday Times political editor Isabel Oakeshott, and the story is published in the Daily Mail, which makes this the highest possible tier of character assassination in British politics.

Ashcroft’s goal is, according to the Mail, “revenge”. More Negative spin on Jeremy Corbyn Newly elected Leader. No campaign postal vote conduct called into question as second figure says he knew No were ahead. General Saturday, 27 September 2014 15:25 By a Newsnet reporter Further questions have been raised over the conduct of officials from the Better Together campaign at postal vote sampling after another leading figure appeared to suggest he knew No were ahead, days before the ballot.

No campaign postal vote conduct called into question as second figure says he knew No were ahead

Speaking on the Politics Show on Sunday 14th September, John McTernan claimed to know that postal votes were favouring the No campaign. McTernan, who was a former advisor to Tony Blair, told BBC presenter Andrew Neil: Why I want you to question everything - even me. As Another Angry Voice has become more popular over the years, I've been accused of being all kinds of things.

Why I want you to question everything - even me.

If the accusations my various critics have thrown at me are compiled together and accepted at face value then I must be some kind of preposterously confused schizophrenic. A Tory supporting communist; a Zionist Anti-Semite; a totalitarian libertarian; a misogynistic feminist; a religious atheist, an anti-American western imperialist; and a reactionary anarchist. If the aggregated complaints of my critics are to be believed, I must be some kind of Internet troll-lord, spewing reams of mutually contradictory attention seeking click-bait. UK Establishment Closes Ranks as Organised Child Sex Abuse Network Leads Back to No. 10. (Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan alleged as ‘Tory Ex Minister’ in recent coverage) For decades, vulnerable children from care homes and other institutions were booked to order by rich and powerful men, for sex.

This is the allegation put forward in ‘Nightmares at Elm Guest House’, in an interview with Chris Fay of the National Association for Young People in Care. As another significant member of the Conservative party is about to be outed this weekend, we take a closer look at these allegations and ask: how much longer can the UK establishment keep this story suppressed? Child Sex Abuse and the UK Establishment. How we ended up paying farmers to flood our homes. It has the force of a parable.

How we ended up paying farmers to flood our homes

Along the road from High Ham to Burrowbridge, which skirts Lake Paterson (formerly known as the Somerset Levels), you can see field after field of harvested maize. In some places the crop lines run straight down the hill and into the water. When it rains, the water and soil flash off into the lake. Seldom are cause and effect so visible. That's what I saw on Tuesday. Two realities, perennially denied or ignored by members of this government, now seep under their doors. The second issue, once it trickles into national consciousness, is just as politically potent: the government's bonfire of regulations. Almost as soon as it took office, this government appointed a task force to investigate farming rules. Six weeks before the floods arrived, a scientific journal called Soil Use and Management published a paper warning that disaster was brewing.

UKIP are not an "Alternative" European Commission Vice-President Says UK Must Stop Attacking Immigrants. British politicians need to "work on the quality of education and welfare" rather than blaming immigrants for the country's woes, a senior Brussels official urged.

European Commission Vice-President Says UK Must Stop Attacking Immigrants

Viviane Reding renewed her criticism of the "distorted" debate about the UK's future in the European Union, claiming it was distracting from vital reforms and damaging economies. The European Commission vice-president suggested that Prime Minister David Cameron's arguments for keeping Scotland within the United Kingdom applied equally to remaining within the EU.

And the focus should be on agreeing new rules with the eurozone countries - which she hopes will form a "United States of Europe" - rather than "opt-outs, renegotiation and referenda". Mr Cameron has promised an in/out referendum on a new-look relationship between Britain and the EU by 2017 if the Conservatives win the 2015 general election.

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