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.
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We cannot be the tired heavyweight in the twilight of their career landing a few punches. We need the energy and urgency of the underdog to go on the attack.
Rebecca Lowe Coulson: MPs shouldn’t inject political bias into the university syllabus – but neither should academics
There is a legitimate question to be asked about whether UK universities have been fulfilling their duty to provide a model of reasoned discourse on Brexit.
Henry Newman: My take from Brussels this week. The EU side wants to ramp up the pressure – not wind down the talks.
There’s more than a hint in the air that they are happy to let the negotiation get sticky – and wait for capital to flee the UK and for investment to plummet.
The future leaders of the Left either don’t know their history, or prefer a made-up version of it.
Party members should elect our next Chairman and other key figures. Through this process, we will be able to identify talented candidates and platforms.
There is a Labour tradition of defending brutal dictatorships.
It backed nationalisation in the ’40s. It opposed Thatcher’s economic policy in the ’80s. It supported the Euro in the ’90s. And now it wants Single Market membership.
42 per cent and no majority 2) The Party must make the case for conservatism to a new generation of voters. It hasn’t for too long.
As time passes, a decreasing slice of the electorate has any experience at all of old-fashioned socialism. And the argument that it doesn’t work cuts little ice.
Today’s choice is between a woman who has grasped the scale and sweep of Brexit, and a man who has spent his entire career cuddling up to Britain’s enemies.
The Prime Minister’s manifesto will have its flaws, but she has grasped the implications of Brexit more surely than any other senior politician.
Daniel Hannan: A century since the Communists began their mass slaughter, some still have not learned the lessons
Is it truly necessary to keep reciting these arguments? Sadly, yes – in each generation some people are drawn to brutal ideologies.
We should not only meet our spending minimum, but exceed it in order to maximise our vital strategic and tactical needs.
Owen Jones is rewriting history.
Castro’s apologists find it too painful to admit they’ve raised a feeling of belonging above moral principle.