Tim Farron is emailing about the budget:
Today we saw exactly what we’ve come to expect from George Osborne.
While gleefully abolishing vital services in our communities, he declared with his usual arrogance, that he had abolished the Liberal Democrats.
Email “They want to abolish us” from Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats
He doeth protest too much! Read more…
Every emperor, or prospective emperor, has to give the appearance of having “the common touch”. In view of the restricted background of our potential new emperor, I offer him a dictionary in the hope that studying it will help him understand the people he wishes to rule.
Civil war within the Labour Party is inevitable following Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader, …
Kim Howells said Labour must reconcile its differences to have a chance of winning the 2020 general election. …
[if still an MP] “I’d be bitterly opposed to the current leadership of the Labour Party.
“I’d be saying things that I believe about the need to win political power and a bunch of old Trotskyites are not going win political power.”
BBC News Website, 23 September 2015 : Labour Party civil war ‘inevitable’ after Jeremy Corbyn win
Well if those are words of reconciliation, I’m a UKIPper.
But Labour is in a bind Read more…
Do you remember about five years ago when another party’s spokesman said he was for a policy opposite to that in their manifesto, then against the policy, then reversed his position again and then his party got in a shambles – some voting for a policy they said they were against, some abstaining, and a few voting in accordance with their previous manifesto? It really pissed off a significant portion of their supporter base. Read more…
There is an interesting comment on Labour List about the Leadership Election that concludes:
Broadly, then, CLPs [Constituency Labour Parties] nominating left wing candidates have a history of not voting for them.
Labour List 17 July 2015 : What do CLP nominations actually tell us about the final results?
To a degree this is unsurprising, but what conclusions should party members (of all parties) draw from this observation?