Four More Years? Why Jeremy Corbyn will resign

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 […]

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Could Galloway’s by-election victory have been voided like Rahman’s?

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 […]

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Election Roundup Wednesday 24 December

A few big political developments today: Benjamin Netanyahu has been disqualified from the Likud leadership campaign – maybe. The party comptroller accused him of using party funds in his leadership campaign and demanded an apology or he’d face disqualification. Mr Netanyahu responded that the comptroller had no authority to disqualify him. So today, the comptroller […]

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A note from the management

You might have noticed that it’s a bit quiet around here. There’s a reason for this: I’m not a blogger – well, not a proppa blogga (© Sion Simon). There was some point a few years ago when I wanted to rant about something but needed a platform a bit bigger than Twitter, so I […]

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Kids React to Osama bin Laden’s death

Benny and Rafi Fine make videos. One of their projects involves showing children (ages 6-13) Youtube viral videos and then interviewing them about them. This sounds like it could be a pretty awful idea, but the regular panel is made up of  intelligent, articulate, sharp and funny kids, and while some are certainly echoing back […]

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