Knowing your political identity: Here's why
Knowing your political identity: Here's why “we” won't work for meThe New EuropeanAnyway, soon thereafter, the benign but dithering left-wing intellectual finally stepped aside, Dan Jarv- er, I mean, Neil Kinnock gave his famous “grotesque spectacle” conference speech, Momen- sorry, Militant's takeover was thwarted and just 13 short ...
Posted on 22 May 2017 | 9:04 am
Repelled by double standards - The Bolton
Repelled by double standardsThe Bolton NewsCritise her and she plays the race card. I don't like her behaviour whatever colour she is, just don't like her morals. The likes of Neil Kinnock, Labour man went on to the EU as an MEP took all his family with him, lived like a capitalist, left his ...and more »
Posted on 22 May 2017 | 6:42 am
November 22, 1990: Margaret Thatcher quits
BT.comNovember 22, 1990: Margaret Thatcher quits as Prime Minister after leadership challengeBT.comLeader of the Opposition Neil Kinnock called for an immediate General Election in the face of her resignation, but was rebuffed. She remained on the backbenches as MP for Finchley until the 1992 General Election, which was surprisingly won by the ...
Posted on 22 May 2017 | 4:25 am
The myth of a global liberal elite hides the
Politics.co.ukThe myth of a global liberal elite hides the reality of BrexitPolitics.co.ukWhen Neil Kinnock abandoned the commitment to unilateral disarmament, that changed. Labour captured the seat in 1992. But they had to go further to win over the rest of the country. The change they underwent in the Blair years wasn't just about ...
Posted on 22 May 2017 | 1:14 am
Far-left parties teeter on irrelevance in
The Hill (blog)Far-left parties teeter on irrelevance in EuropeThe Hill (blog)The decline of left-wing political parties in Europe must now be fully recognized. The French Socialist Party came in fifth place in April's presidential election, the Dutch Labour Party came in seventh place in March's parliamentary election, both ...Scrap feuds and keep your eye on victory, Unison chief tells LabourThe GuardianUK election: YouGov poll shows Corbyn gaining on MayThe AustralianWhat matters for Labour is not the general election but what happens nextNew StatesmanTwitterall 1,075 news articles »
Posted on 21 May 2017 | 8:39 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