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“Deselection” was a word that was very much in vogue in the Labour Party in the early 1980s and has now come back into fashion. My comrade in my old constituency Labour Party (CLP), Hackney North & Stoke Newington, Dave Osland, has just published a pamphlet called How to Select or Reselect Your MP – an update of a famous 1981 booklet by Chris Mullin. This is a bit ironic as I think he is probably...
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Emily Thornberry has accused Labour’s ruling body of trying to “overturn” the result of last year’s leadership contest, and claims she was branded a “traitor” by Tom Watson after voting against the Labour Government. The Shadow Foreign Secretary says she has been “disgusted” by attempts to stop Jeremy Corbyn being automatically placed on the ballot for the current contest, as well as the...
29/08/2016 - 11:08
Labour cannot win with Jeremy Corbyn as leader, Ed Balls has said – but adds that the party also “didn’t deserve” to return to power last year. The former Shadow Chancellor has accused Corbyn of believing that the strength of support from his core sore supporters is indicative of the electorate at large, and of indulging in a “leftist utopian fantasy”. Balls makes the criticisms in his...
29/08/2016 - 10:37