Analysis: A May-Corbyn soft Brexit deal makes a lot of political sense for both
The May and Corbyn negotiations make a lot of political sense for both leaders – but it doesn’t mean they won’t fail
MAY’S chucked her lot in with a marxist, of all things. Or has she actually? In the bamboozling smoke and mirrors of Brexit, you have to be careful before making hard and fast statements about what’s going on.
Using the problem solving principle of Occam’s razor - that simple solutions are more likely to be correct than complex ones - we can with some confidence say the following about May’s pivot towards the opposition:
Analysis: The Corbyn ‘target practice’ video is a product of the Tories' British nationalist hysteria
If you portray the Labour leader as an enemy of the state, how do you expect him to be perceived by those charged with defending it?
BY NOW, you will likely be aware of the footage currently in viral circulation, which appears to show members of our brave armed forces heroically assassinating a photograph.
Words and deeds
In the Cartoon of the Week, Lorna Miller looks at Theresa May’s rebuke of Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons this week for alleged anti-Semitism in the Labour party, and her own track record on racism as Home Secretary and Prime Minister.
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Analysis: Corbyn's total mess of a Brexit position is deeply rooted in Labourist ideology
The Labour leadership’s tortured efforts to hold Labour-Remain and Labour-Leave voters together is a product of Labour’s left British nationalism which sees questions of the nature of state power as a distraction from real class politics
THE maelstrom over Labour’s Brexit position has been so long-running and, frankly, increasingly boring that you could be forgiven for some scepticism about whether the latest twist genuinely is a turning point.
Mark Scott: The Labour skelfs won't bring down Corbynism
Mark Scott, blogger at The English left, argues that the MPs who have split from Labour is just the latest futile attempt by the ‘extreme centre’ to reassert control
SKELF: a word for those irritating, jaggy wee bits of wood you get stuck in your finger when climbing fences as a wean. Although they got under your skin, they remained insignificant when pulled out.
Analysis: Un-magnificent 7 offer no answer to Britain's woes
The new group is unlikely to be able to generate success for their own project, but is that what the split is really about?
THE long-trailed quitting of the Labour party by a group of centrist MPs has finally occurred, but more as a whimper than a bang.
Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey all quit claiming to have been forced out by a mood of intolerance in the party.