“For the Many not the Few”
Jeremy Corbyn in Birmingham – on penultimate day of campaigning
Theresa May – Jeremy Corbyn
Corbyn and Labour has closed the gap with the Tories to just one point ??
Jeremy Corbyn has shown that the party might be the start of something big rather than the last gasp of something small
CORBYN: “For the Many not the Few” ??
Elected Leader of the Labour Party 2016
“Corbyn was not elected for his personality but for his politics. His victory was emphatic. His election was part of a global moment that has seen a left resurgent across Europe as well as in the US. So whoever seeks to replace him needs to engage with that.”
The MPs trying to bring down Jeremy Corbyn seem unable to understand that, in the volatile new politics, Labour can sustain itself only by becoming the grassroots movement it once was, driven by the unruly but determined energies of its members. This transformation – from the opaque, corrupt bureaucracy created by Tony Blair, to a party owned by and responsive to its members – is Corbyn’s great achievement.
#aristocracy #democracy #GeorgeMonbiot #RobinCook
#TonyBlair #AngelaEagle #TessaJowell #HilaryBenn #YvetteCooper #AngelaSmith #VernonCoaker #JohnHealey #MariaEagle #ChrisBryant #DavidCameron #GeorgeOsborne #TheresaMay
The elites hate Momentum and the Corbynites – and I’ll tell you why
If you talk to Corbyn’s most ardent supporters, it’s not the man himself but the project of democratising the party that really sets their eyes alight. The Labour party, they emphasise, was founded not by politicians but by a social movement.
The ultimate aim is the democratisation not just of the party but of local government, workplaces, society itself.
Alex Salmond: The coup against Corbyn was planned to stop him calling for Blair’s head after Chilcot.
It would be a mistake to believe that Chilcot and current events are entirely unconnected.
The answer in one word “Iraq”.
#AlexSalmond #DennisSkinner #IraqReport #Chilcot
The true bond between Blair and Rupert Murdoch is revealed, and with it the extent of the media baron’s proximity to power
So much falls into place with the revelation that Tony Blair became godfather to one of Rupert Murdoch’s two young daughters and attended their baptism on the banks of the river Jordan last year. True, it isn’t yet clear whether Blair had agreed to become a godparent while he was prime minister, and the ceremony did take place after he had left office, but the important point is that the relationship underlines Murdoch’s deep entrenchment in British political life.
#ChilcotInquiry #ChilcotReport #IraqInquiry #SirJohnChilcot
Jeremy Corbyn would easily defeat likely leadership challengers, poll shows
Jeremy Corbyn would comfortably defeat any of the likely challengers against him in a Labour leadership contest, a new poll of party members suggests.
Though a new YouGov survey shows increasing concern amongst Labour members about Mr Corbyn’s leadership, there is little support for any of the alternative candidates vying to topple him.
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell: Jeremy Corbyn is not standing down – 172 Labour MPs cannot drown out democracy
“In the Labour Party our members are sovereign. There was an election held and a decision made, and 172 people cannot outweigh a quarter of a million others.”
An exclusive investigation by The Canary can reveal that the current Labour ‘coup’ being instigated against Jeremy Corbyn appears to have been orchestrated by a PR company where Tony Blair’s arch spin-doctor, Alastair Campbell, is a senior advisor.
He sits alongside several other figures, all of whom have direct links to the centre-right of the Labour party, and the Fabians at Portland Communications.
Portland Communications is a political consultancy and public relations agency set up in 2001 by Tim Allan, a former adviser to Tony Blair and director of communications at BSkyB.
The firm works globally on campaigns for numerous companies, institutions and governments, and describes its activities by saying:
“we help our clients find their way through this new faster, noisier and contested landscape. We design and deliver communications strategies – and are trusted by some of the highest profile organisations, governments and individuals in the world.”
Its corporate clients include Barclays, Morrisons and Nestle, and it say their team is made up of “former senior advisors from the highest level of British government and politics, the EU, the UN and the World Economic Forum”.
#LabourCoup #AlastairCampell #PortlandCommunications #TimAllan #BSkyB #Barclays #Morrisons #Nestle
“Over the next 24 hours I will reshape my shadow cabinet and announce a new leadership team to take forward Labour’s campaign for a fairer Britain – and to get the best deal with Europe for our people.”
More than 85,000 people have signed a vote of confidence in Jeremy Corbyn within hours of the form appearing online as he faces a leadership revolt from Labour MPs.
A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN JEREMY CORBYN AFTER BREXIT
Why is this important?
People don’t want him to resign despite how they voted in the referendum.
Make your voice heard against the Blairites and keep Jeremy as rightful leader of the Labour party.
Now, for the first time, the people of Europe can see for themselves what the European Commission has been doing under cover of darkness – and it is not pretty:
The documents show that US corporations will be granted unprecedented powers over any new public health or safety regulations to be introduced in future. If any European government does dare to bring in laws to raise social or environmental standards, TTIP will grant US investors the right to sue for loss of profits.
TTIP could cause an NHS sell-off and UK Parliament would be powerless to stop it, says leading union
The Panama Papers: leaktivism’s coming of age
The real significance of the Panama Papers is what the massive leak means for the possibility of social change.
The Panama Papers Could Lead to Capitalism’s Great Crisis
Leak shows what much of the world’s 99% believes.
Jeremy Corbyn just ripped “the establishment” to shreds in his latest speech as leader
Jeremy Corbyn launched a scathing attack on “the establishment” in his speech to the British Chambers of Commerce. The Labour party leader said: “We want to see a break with the failed economic orthodoxy that has gripped the establishment in this country for a generation.” Corbyn is talking about ‘neoliberalism’ when he speaks of the “failed economic orthodoxy”. Neoliberalism is an economic approach characterised by unregulated (‘liberal’) financial markets, privatisation and the stripping back of government spending.
Why have councils fallen out of love with outsourcing vital services?
From flood responses in Cumbria to IT in Essex – more than one in three public-private partnership deals return in house, finds Guardian survey.
France seeks guarantees for national sovereignty in adoption of TTIP
Paris has argued that the transatlantic trade deal should have to be approved by the EU’s national parliaments before it can take effect, not just the European institutions.
Paris fears the TTIP agreement could be signed in Brussels, bypassing national parliaments.
– Senator Elizabeth Warren, Image from Storm is Coming
– Inequality for all – Robert Reich
– New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century – Thomas Piketty
– Why Inequality Matters – Bill Gates
– Presidential Candidate Bernie SANDERS – Trickle Down Economics
NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE – NHS
– When you’re an American, using Britain’s National Health Service
– We must stand, defend and save our NHS
– Bill Gates: Only Socialism Can Save the Climate
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