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Russell Willis
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Gordon Brown on Electability
Gordon Brown is an impressive speaker (if he'd learn to stand still – I'm still dizzy) but the narrative that most people who support Jeremy Corbyn are not interested in whether he is electable is silly. If I didn't think Corbyn could be elected I wouldn't ...
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A Lesson from South Thanet
I spent 3 weeks during the general election in Broadstairs, Kent (and 3 weeks here in Tokyo before that) running online and social media publicity for Labour's campaign in South Thanet (amongst other things) to keep Nigel Farage from becoming the MP there. ...
A Lesson from South Thanet
A Lesson from South Thanet
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Voting for Jeremy
I voted  Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Leader  today, with Andy Burnham as my second preference. Why? (1) The Best of the Bunch  I don't think that the feeble policies and approach offered up by the others would have any chance of winning. Although Corbyn's succ...
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Voting for Jeremy
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Politics and Life
This blog will cover areas outside of my normal business life and focus on politics, history and science. All things that I'm very interested in and want to spend more time on. From February 10, 2013 • Original Posting is Here With the British parliament pa...
Politics and Life
Politics and Life
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The Demonisation of 1983
I don't think the comparisons between Corbyn and Labour in 1983 are valid, but it's true to note that between the 1979 and 1983 elections Labour lost just over 3 million votes.  Was it a clear indictment of Labour's manifesto? Or was it due to Thatcher's bo...
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Economic Credibility
Lucy Powell, one of Ed Miliband's top aides, was on Newsnight last night. Her comments epitomised the irrationality of some parts of the Labour Party. She refers to polls taken after the election that showed that one reason many didn't vote Labour was becau...
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A Note on Burnham
I'm putting Burnham as my second preference with no others. I think he could actually be a very useful part of Corbyn's team, and in a new political paradigm may finally have the courage of his (rather well-hidden) convictions. It's important that the party...
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Voting for Jeremy
I voted  Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Leader  today, with Andy Burnham as my second preference. Why? (1) I don't think that the feeble policies and approach offered up by the others would have any chance of winning. Although Corbyn's success has given the other...
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A Lesson from South Thanet
I spent 3 weeks during the general election in Broadstairs, Kent (and 3 week here in Tokyo before that) running online publicity for Labour's campaign in South Thanet to keep Nigel Farage from becoming the MP there. It was a hell of a ride, and UKIP spent a...
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A Note on Burnham
I'm putting Burnham as my second preference with no others. I think he could actually be a very useful part of Corbyn's team, and in a new political paradigm may finally have the courage of his (rather well-hidden) convictions. It's important that the party...
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