Publishing salacious material as public
The Guardian (blog)Publishing salacious material as public interest besmirches press freedomThe Guardian (blog)Blair confirmed what his director of communications, Alastair Campbell, has spoken about so often: the new Labour leader was not prepared to undergo the vicious treatment handed out to Neil Kinnock. He said he was determined not to be “kicked around ...
Posted on 13 August 2017 | 8:03 am
7 father-son political duos: the modern
HITC7 father-son political duos: the modern dynastiesHITCNeil Kinnock led the Labour party into the 1987 election, and then the 1992 election. On both occasions, he lost. His son entered parliament for the Labour party at the 2015 general election and has voiced support for the UK staying in the single ...
Posted on 11 August 2017 | 11:31 pm
17 From '17: Ellie Reeves On Her Journey
HuffPost UK17 From '17: Ellie Reeves On Her Journey Into Politics At A Young AgeHuffPost UKI remember when I was really young, it must have been around the 1987 election, we had the news on and my dad said: “That's Neil Kinnock, that's Labour, that's who we vote for.” I joined the party when I was about 15 and got really stuck into the 1997 ...
Posted on 10 August 2017 | 6:05 am
Tony Blair can be forgiven for flirting with
Telegraph.co.ukTony Blair can be forgiven for flirting with the Trots. Jeremy Corbyn is still their useful idiotTelegraph.co.ukMy deepest, darkest suspicions were confirmed this morning. I always knew there was something suspect about Tony Blair's politics, but the former prime minister has now revealed that in his student days he flirted with Marxism and even read Leon Trotsky.Tony Blair isn't the only New Labour figure with a far-left pastNew Statesmanall 19 news articles »
Posted on 10 August 2017 | 4:03 am
Momentum to hold festival to celebrate
The IndependentMomentum to hold festival to celebrate Labour's 'extraordinary comeback' at party conferenceThe IndependentHis comments came after the organisation faced heavy criticism in the build-up to the party's 2016 conference, with Neil Kinnock, the former Labour leader, describing it as a “parasitic” organisation with its own policies and purposes that was ...and more »
Posted on 10 August 2017 | 3:57 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