The coming election will see the establishment pitted against the people – and the people will win

30 Sep

On 9th April 2019 I encountered a political first, which after 40 years of active campaigning is increasingly rare. That evening, while canvassing for support in Eccles, a small working-class village in the otherwise prosperous and leafy council ward I represent in Kent, I encountered loathing and hatred. At door after door (I think eleven […]

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Jeremy Corbyn’s ruse of Brexit neutrality is not how Harold Wilson played the 1975 referendum

22 Sep

As he navigates the Labour Conference this week, Jeremy Corbyn – who was elected party leader on the basis of never having taken a centrist position on anything – finds himself taking a centrist position on Brexit, on which there is no centrist position. Faced with losing voters in its Leave-voting industrial heartlands to the […]

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