On Wednesday 17 November US time, Alexander Macris published “Trump at the Rubicon”. The article became a reference document among the most hardcore Trump supporters in the weeks leading up to the Capitol attack of January 6, 2021. I reproduce it here for historical and archival purposes: Trump at the Rubicon: How the Insurrection Act […]
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Labour MPs began their move against Jeremy Corbyn partly because they were worried about a snap General Election in October or November, called by new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to strengthen his mandate, taking advantage of the weak Labour party to increase his small majority. The other consideration is that the short time until the […]
I’ve been reading the fascinating judgment(pdf) that today resulted in Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman being removed and barred from office and his election being voided. The judgment is long but well-written and genuinely interesting. It covers a lot of ground specific to Tower Hamlets – internal Labour party splits, vote-tampering and personation, and the use of public […]