A tour de force from May. Utter failure from Labour’s leader. And: how Blair’s Iraq legacy gives credence to deranged conspiracy theories.
Posts Tagged: Seumas Milne
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: May looks at last as if she is finding her feet, Corbyn gives way to incurable vanity
The Leader of the Opposition admired himself for behaving like a backbench dissident.
The Prime Minister told one good joke and then bored her way to victory.
Throughout the Cold War there were many good people on the Left who held to what was right. Then there were people like Corbyn and Milne.
Plus: I’m beating James O’Brien; Labour’s telling silence on Venezuela; and saying farewell to a friend.
This is important not only because without arguments we are weak in the face of our adversaries, such as Corbyn, but also because we must keep checking that we’re right.
For all the chatter about the Customs Union, leaving the EU in full is still on course. But May’s bungled election has raised the chances of a disorderly outcome.
Sean O’Callaghan: Puffed-up, bewildered, pampered second-raters. The elites that nearly let an extremist into Downing Street.
There is only one priority: keep the Stalinists, trots, Islamist fellow-travellers, gender and feminist lunatics and, yes, the young deluded idealists out of power.
The tenacity of his public image as a well-meaning grandfather figure doesn’t change his shameful record.
Rail liberalisation is being extended into the EEA agreement: the Fourth Railway Package is set to increase competition further.
Simon Tilbrook: I’m a lifelong Labour supporter and an arch-Remainer. Here’s why I’m voting Conservative.
Corbyn is unfitted to public office of any sort. All sensible Labour folk know it, but many cannot currently bring themselves to say it outright.
Plus: The coming local elections. My predictions – Liberal Democrats up, Conservatives up, UKIP down, Labour down – and maybe Corbyn out later this year.
Plus: May’s legs, Starmer’s hair, Sturgeon’s legs, Warsi the enemy within, Carswell the rebel without, pigs may fly in Dumfries. And: A Rudd-faced Home Secretary.
Owen Jones is rewriting history.
Plus: Sarah Palin to Canada, the Brexit Bill to the Lords, and Clive Lewis to the backbenches. And: when sorry isn’t the hardest word.