Jeremy Corbyn is the New Johnny Rotten (and Gordon Brown the new Keith Emerson)

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)

The Economics of Chris Leslie (and others)

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 New Statesman Response To Luke Akenhurst, Labour List, “Jeremy: we’ve tried this before; it doesn’t work.”

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.”

The Case Against New Labour – The Case for Jeremy Corbyn

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