In his need, Labour’s leader is turning for inspiration to a predecessor who will scarcely be at the top of his list of role models.
Posts Tagged: Seumas Milne
The Fixed Terms Parliament Act may pave the way to delivering Brexit by October 31. And for that, we can thank…
Corbyn is intensely vague on the topic – and is doing his very best to remain so.
The Labour leader is under mounting pressure to support a second referendum – but time is against one, and he knows it.
Online they swarm when I ask for questions to Davidson: they must be frightened of her. Plus: what was May thinking? What I’ll be doing. Top 100 people on the Conservative Right. And: why Farage should quit UKIP.
Plus: Mugabe wrecked Zimbabwe. Tommy Robinson – and how Batten is wrecking UKIP. Can Farage save it?
A tour de force from May. Utter failure from Labour’s leader. And: how Blair’s Iraq legacy gives credence to deranged conspiracy theories.
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.