Super start recalls Newport County's early
South Wales ArgusSuper start recalls Newport County's early 80s heydaySouth Wales ArgusNeil Kinnock had just been elected Labour leader and Culture Club's Karma Chameleon topped the charts when two goals from John Aldridge sealed the sixth win of the 1983-1984 campaign for Colin Addison's County side at Exeter City. Current boss ...and more »
Posted on 8 October 2017 | 11:52 am
7 could-have-been Prime Ministers from the
HITC7 could-have-been Prime Ministers from the last twenty yearsHITCA eurosceptic (sensing a theme here,) Benn unsuccessfully challenged Neil Kinnock for the Labour Party leadership in 1988. With 47 years experience as an MP, Benn certainly had more experience than Michael Foot, who lost heavily to Maggie Thatcher in ...
Posted on 8 October 2017 | 2:38 am
Sky Views: Theresa May needs to own her
Sky NewsSky Views: Theresa May needs to own her party conference disasterSky NewsThirty-four years later Neil Kinnock has still not lived down stumbling in the Brighton surf the weekend he became Labour leader. Iain Duncan Smith had a frog in his throat too when "the Quiet Man turned up the volume". IDS got 17 standing ovations in ...
Posted on 6 October 2017 | 3:49 pm
15 fascinating facts about Have I Got News
Radio Times15 fascinating facts about Have I Got News for YouRadio Times9. Only 11 politicians (or former politicians) have presented the show. From the Conservatives: Boris Johnson, William Hague, Gyles Brandreth, Ann Widdecombe. Labour: Neil Kinnock, Robin Cook, John Prescott, Alan Johnson, Ed Balls. Liberal Democrat: ...and more »
Posted on 6 October 2017 | 3:14 am
May's speech is the perfect metaphor for our
ProspectMay's speech is the perfect metaphor for our times—Britain has no voiceProspectLike Neil Kinnock falling in the drink on Brighton beach, George W Bush inspecting the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina from 30,000 feet, or Ed Miliband posing with his henge, Callaghan's terrible new cars showed not only the haplessness of the man, but ...
Posted on 6 October 2017 | 2:25 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