Code+/IHRA back on 4 Sep agenda – but avoiding delay to Democracy Review discussion crucial

  The header of the NEC’s ‘standing orders’ The Labour National Executive Committee’s (NEC) standing orders state that the issue of Labour’s Code of Conduct should not be discussed until October at the earliest – after the three-month minimum from the July NEC meeting that first approved the Code expires. In spite of that rule […]

“Labour against Antisemitism” in ‘serious breach of data protection laws’

The group ‘Labour against Antisemitism’ (LAAS), in spite of its name, has no standing with the Labour Party – a fact either missed or ignored by mainstream journalists who wish to portray its various attacks as having some kind of official weight. CLP (constituency Labour party) secretaries have been complaining bitterly on their Facebook forum […]

Dramatic video: May stammers, attacks as Corbyn asks for pledge ministers will cooperate with Vote Leave police probe

Theresa May is fighting for her political life after a week of humiliation and chaos. So the one question she must have been hoping against hope not to hear in during today’s PMQs (Prime Minister’s questions) was about the involvement of at least four of her Cabinet Ministers’ involvement with the Vote Leave group that has been referred […]

Video: “attempts to cross fence not grounds for use of live ammunition” – UN statement

UN spokesman Rupert Colville The United Nations organisation has made a statement on the slaughter of around sixty unarmed demonstrators, with thousands of others badly injured according to Doctors Without Borders, in Gaza yesterday by Israeli forces. In a voice that seemed almost breaking with emotion, UN spokesman Rupert Colville emphasised that no conditions under […]

Video: bad day for centrists as rendition apology burns last shreds of Blairite credibility

The government’s letter today to Libyan politician Abdelhakim Belhaj and his wife Fatima Boudchar, apologising for their ‘rendition’ – their forcible and illegal transport – to Gaddafi’s Libya after their abduction in Malaysia by the CIA, has highlighted the culpability and complicity of the UK government in the widespread and shameful US practice: It’s likely, […]

The govt’s deportation document – for Jamaicans and only Jamaicans #Windrush

Home Secretary Amber Rudd remains under huge pressure to resign, following her admission today that the Home Office does have targets for the removal of Commonwealth and other citizens – on top of a series of scandals about the government’s abysmal, inhumane treatment of Windrush-generation citizens. The existence of a newly-discovered government document, stored on official […]

Video: uproar in House as Laura Smith asks when Trump ‘instructed’ May to take military action

As one right-wing Labour MP after another disgraced her- or himself by standing up in the House of Commons this afternoon to give cover to Theresa May for her premature and probably illegal missile attack on Syria – which hit the wrong places anyway – Laura Smith, Labour MP for Crewe and Nantwich, did Labour […]