Vote for the UK Labour Party?

A Twitter thread by Mark Whyte, aka @LeftywokeMark ...on voting for the UK Labour Party I am really getting fed up with the "If you don't vote for Labour you are enabling the Tories to Rule "Brigade, so I am going to say my piece. Labour under Corbyn ignited a fire in me so great, even though I had been a lifelong Labour voter (I'm 55 y.o) and had never
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No Theory, Just a Conspiracy.

This is reprinted, with permission, from a solid Twitter Thread posted today by @simonmaginn  The subject? 10 repulsive, and apparently orchestrated, attacks upon the Labour Party and its senior members over the last few years. Claims of Anti Semitism were the weapon of choice, making it an even more repulsive series of acts upon people that are probably the LEAST antisemitic in the entire UK. Here we are pleased to publish
Labour Party Split
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Labours Assassins

THE LABOUR PARTY, HOW WE GOT HERE IN 2021 AND WHY:   AUG 2016: "BLAIRITES RAISE £250,000 WAR CHEST TO FIGHT CORBYN" "Anti-Corbyn Labour officials worked to lose general election to oust leader, leaked dossier finds" Blairites raise £250,000 war chest to fight Corbyn “A group of leading Blairite figures has raised a war chest of more than £250,000 to battle against Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader. Labour Tomorrow was
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United we stand

If Twitter is to be believed the future of the left in the U.K. is in the hands of the 1.4 million members of Unite the Union. Current General Secretary Len McCluskey, a staunch supporter of Jeremy Corbyn and a major figure on the U.K. left stands down shortly and the new General Secretary will be announced on August 26th. In April 2017 McCluskey had retained his leadership of the
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The bumpy road to freedom

There are two stories that have dominated the news this week. The main news has been totally dominated by the announcement by Boris Johnson that all Covid restrictions would be lifted by June 21st - very handily just in time for Wimbledon the quintessential English sporting event which nobody English ever wins. The other news, of rather less interest to the media is that in what appears to be a
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Not another manifesto?

This post is inspired by the work of Dave Middleton, especially his most recent blog. I offer it as a contribution to the discussion on what we should do now that it is not necessarily the time when all good men (and women) should come to the aid of the (Labour) party. BETRAYAL Labour’s lacklustre performance under Starmer is no cause for delight. It benefits the Tories not the left.
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The spectre haunting the left

In 1844 Marx and Engels wrote “A spectre is haunting Europe...” as the opening line of The Manifesto of the Communist Party. They continued “The spectre is communism”.  If I was to repeat those words today I might say: “A spectre is haunting left politics in Britain. The spectre of the Labour Party.”  It is clear that the Labour Party, like one of the dementors in Harry Potter, suck the oxygen
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We can’t go back

Sorry to have to point this out again but centrists/moderates/grown-ups or whatever they want to call themselves seem a little hard of hearing. Centrists want to return to the third way politics of the Blair era and talk about New Labour’s three successive election victories. They choose to ignore the way the UK political landscape has changed and the effect that has had on Labour’s success. Of course what matters