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.
As Trump warns the US against socialism, has the anti-capitalist threat waned in Britain?
High profile leftists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are popularising the idea of socialism in the US – is Scotland and the UK falling behind?
SPEAKING in his State of the Union annual address [6 February], US President Donald Trump declared that "we will never be a socialist country".
Analysis: Something seriously stinks about the media’s response to May’s defeat
May suffered the biggest parliamentary defeat in history but is continuing like she has more authority than before, while the Chancellor is telling big business a completely different story – but media attention is on the leader of the opposition
THERE is something very strange, and quite remarkable, going on with the focus of media coverage in the day’s following May’s defeat.
Analysis: After the No Confidence vote falls - is the SNP ready to lead?
Mike Russell’s response to Theresa May’s defeat will not settle any of the arguments around a People’s Vote, but confirms that the Scottish Government has more options than an embattled British state
“ALL under heaven is utter chaos,” goes the cheery old dictum. “The situation is excellent.”
But, in wake of a defeat for Theresa May so humiliating it has actually made history, excellent for whom?