This is a reply to a blog I read earlier this morning from a “Reluctant Corbynist” http://averypublicsociologist.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/reluctant-corbynism.html?m=1 Be glad of heart. You support someone of whom even his enemies admit is as straight as an arrow, as kind and generous as it is possible to be. This is but one of the reasons why very … More Reply to a “Reluctant Corbynist”
Please note: In the view of the writer there is no overwhelmingly great phrase for the phenomenon that might be described as “an obscure left-wing backbencher reluctantly placed in the position of token candidate of The Left in the 2015 Labour leadership contest then sweeping to victory upon a wave of enthusiasm, affection and hope … More “The situation is very grave…Labour and the Left teeter on the brink of disaster” – apparently.
Scenes from the Labour Party, etc Monday August 17 So, the earth really does look as though is it about to crack open on September 12th and from it will emerge, not a naked Venus on the half-shell coyly stroking a sumptuous mane of wavy hair but Jeremy Corbyn, 66 years old, allotment owner, … More Jeremy Corbyn is the New Johnny Rotten (and Gordon Brown the new Keith Emerson)
So just when you couldn’t get any angrier with your own political party, the so-called “Labour” Party, the dummy Shadow Chancellor, a chap going by the name of Chris Who-ja-ma-Flip, writes an article somewhere demonstrating that he knows fuck-all about economics. Now, I want to point out that I’ve just used an expletive there. In … More The Economics of Chris Leslie (and others)
My response to Luke Akenhurst’s article on the Labour List website today, saying essentially that Jeremy can’t win because the electorate aren’t remotely left-wing. (Tuesday, August 4th, morning) “I think, Luke, you have a big problem: the premise of your article is wrong. The “Self-evident truths” you begin with are absolutely neither self-evident or truths. … More My New Statesman Response To Luke Akenhurst, Labour List, “Jeremy: we’ve tried this before; it doesn’t work.”
It doesn’t seem five minutes ago that we were all thinking about why we lost the election and dwelt in the further misery of a dismal set of aspirants for Ed Miliband’s job. And then came Jeremy Corbyn. Yes, folks, it’s true, when the new cavalry of wannabees came charging over the hill blowing their … More The Case Against New Labour – The Case for Jeremy Corbyn
Time to write about another old organization arguably in crisis, Chesterfield FC… After going away from the game for a number of years (I wasn’t missed), my inane response to the Spireites’ successful negotiation of the 2010-11 season – they were promoted from League 2 – or Tier 4 – as Champions, was to start … More And so, naturally, to Chesterfield FC.