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Posted on 9 January 2018 | 8:15 pm
The 3 most successful Labour leaders - is
HITCThe 3 most successful Labour leaders - is 2018 Corbyn's year?HITCCallaghan's leadership was followed by Michael Foot's, who led the party to a disastrous defeat in 1983. He was replaced by Neil Kinnock, who went on to lose two elections, taking the party slightly closer to power each time. He was then replaced by ...and more »
Posted on 6 January 2018 | 11:33 pm
Chris Moncrieff has a warning for Labour -
shropshirestar.comChris Moncrieff has a warning for Labourshropshirestar.comNeil Kinnock. They envisage the spectre of the hard-line left-wing organisation, Momentum, which some of them suspect of trying – cunningly and clinically – to transform the traditional Labour Party. What is happening today is like a replay – only more ...and more »
Posted on 5 January 2018 | 10:06 pm
Beta male: my family and other socialists -
Beta male: my family and other socialistsThe TimesMy parents having the politics they did, the tally included Barbara Castle, Ken Livingstone, Bruce Kent, Alan Johnson, John Prescott, Roy Hattersley, Tony Benn, Neil Kinnock … and Jeremy Corbyn. I'd rather any of them – even Prezza, even the dead ones ...
Posted on 5 January 2018 | 4:01 pm
Desperate Tories will turn to Boris to cover
LabourListDesperate Tories will turn to Boris to cover up their Brexit splitsLabourListNeil Kinnock knows that from his fall on Brighton beach. Once a politician loses credibility with the public it can be difficult, if not impossible, to rebuild it. When Gordon Brown marched the country to the top of the hill with the prospect of an ...and more »
Posted on 5 January 2018 | 3:09 am
With up to 100,000 now barred, Labour has
Neil Kinnock recently remarked that even the broadest church has walls. But at the rate at which Labour is closing its doors to supporters, the party is at risk of appearing less a broad church and more a secret society.
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 1:23 am
Andy Burnham will reconnect Labour with
Another former British Labour leader, Neil Kinnock, fought long-running battles in the 1980s with Militant, a Trotskyist group within the British Labour Party that grew out of the Revolutionary Socialist League.
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 9:20 pm
The Biden Moment
In the 1988 contest, Mr. Biden dropped out after it was discovered that he had appropriated British Labour leader Neil Kinnock’s hard-knock life story as his own during a speech at the Iowa State Fair. This in turn led to admissions of other ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 3:07 pm
Attacking Jeremy Corbyn will only increase
While some Tories inveigled themselves onto Labour party membership lists to vote for him — presuming he’ll be an electoral liability as leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition — ex-Labour leaders Neil Kinnock, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown ganged up ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 12:47 am
Old-school Corbynomics gives the Tories a
Under his leadership, Labour will re-fight the ideological battles of the 1980s – a hopeless task, as Neil Kinnock discovered. At the beginning of the decade, his views were barely distinguishable from Mr Corbyn’s now. By 1990, he had reluctantly ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 9:00 am