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A fairer electoral system would have helped UK Labour to power

By   /  June 11, 2017  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

UK Labour did fantastically well in Thursday’s general election, despite Jeremy Corbyn being painted as an “unelectable” leftist by the media commentariat – and even by most of his Labour colleagues. Labour’s advance was not really a surprise. As I wrote in my Daily Blog post a year and a half ago, Corbyn’s “Keynesian policies are considerably more popular than the austerity championed by Cameron and the Labour right.”

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UK Election – winners and losers

By   /  June 10, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

Somewhere Matthew Hooton, Ben Thomas and David Farrar are in a group hug sobbing.

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On the eve of UK election, here was my meeting with Labour shadow chancellor – a socialist leader of working class

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

Having strong left-wing leaders of the Labour Party is an unusual phenomenon for the UK. Corbyn was elected leader with the overwhelming support of the party members but opposition from the overwhelming majority of Labour MPs. This is a contradiction that cannot last indefinitely.

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Dirty tricks against Corbyn not working

By   /  September 3, 2016  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

Corbyn’s opponents have tried every trick in the book to dent the Labour leader’s support.

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GUEST BLOG: John Palethorpe – UK Election Commentary: “Labour Pains”

By   /  May 13, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: John Palethorpe – UK Election Commentary: “Labour Pains”

What Labour requires is a redefinition of what, as a party, it is for in the world it’s thirteen years of power shaped. They are suffering from a crisis of political identity much greater than their 80’s nadir

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The bright side of the UK election result

By   /  May 11, 2015  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

It’s bad news that the British Conservatives will be ruling for another five years. But the good news is that the parties campaigning on the strongest left platforms, the Scottish National Party (SNP) and the Greens, both picked up a lot more votes.

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