Leading BAME MPs slam Umunna’s exploitation of racism

At the weekend, right-wing Labour back-bencher Chuka Umunna, perhaps rattled by the visit of his well-known and popular colleague Chris Williamson’s ‘Democracy Roadshow’ to his constituency a few days before, followed up his ‘dogs’ attack on Labour’s pro-Corbyn membership majority by telling broadcasters that Labour is ‘institutionally racist’. The comments have been widely interpreted as […]

Labour slams ‘phoney pay increase’ for public sector

The Government has today announced further cuts to schools, hospitals, prisons, police services and armed forces to pay for what amounts to a real terms pay cut for many of the public sector workers who work in them. While the government and Establishment media are trumpeting this as the ‘biggest pay-rise in a decade’, the real […]

Video: extraordinary scenes, House suspended as Raab starts by continuing Tory Brexit chaos

The Tories’ handling of Brexit negotiations and preparations have been marked by persistent incompetence and dishonesty punctuated by moments of utter chaos – of which the shambles of last week’s Chequers ‘agreement’, followed promptly by the resignation of what seemed like half of Theresa May’s front-bench team, was a case study. New Brexit Secretary Dominic […]

Video: McVey just lied in the debate about the lies in her apology for lying

McVey’s ‘hat-trick’ DWP Secretary Esther McVey misled Parliament twice on Monday, insisting when challenged that a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) stated that the roll-out of Universal Credit (UC) must be ‘speeded up’. It actually said that the roll-out must stop until the DWP can cope with the number of applicants. Ms McVey appeared [video] […]

Gwynne defends Israeli visit

Shadow Communities Secretary Andrew Gwynne Front-bencher Andrew Gwynne is one of several Labour MPs whose visit to Israel as part of a Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) delegation this week has attracted outrage in the wake of the slaughter of over sixty Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza – and the serious wounding of thousands more – […]

Poundland owns Thameslink on Twitter spectacularly – as McDonald owns Grayling

An attempt by rail company Thameslink to defuse the anger of its passengers over poor service has backfired spectacularly and its shorthand earned it a free ‘pounding’ on social media from retail company Poundland. Thameslink’s Twitter team had put out a tweet comparing its own poor service to a Poundland product – and the retailer’s […]

Labour First trainer, Lewisham East CLP Chair’s vile sex-slave tweets with Labour complaints team

Ian McKenzie is Chair of Lewisham East CLP (constituency Labour party), secretary of Lewisham LCF (Labour local campaign forum) and a die-hard anti-Corbyn factionalist. In the wake of yesterday’s candidate selection for the Lewisham East by-election, McKenzie has been claiming two-time Corbyn voter Janet Daby as a win for the right, even though the right’s […]

Exclusive: Thornberry on LFI – “not the only avenue” for dialogue with Israel

Emily Thornberry Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary stood in sharp contrast to the Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) group when she issued an unequivocal condemnation on behalf of the party of the Israeli government’s killing of around sixty unarmed protesters in Gaza earlier this week and the wounding, often maiming, of thousands more. LFI’s original statement – later […]

Video: Abbott’s response to Sky’s biased attempt to excuse Rudd raises blisters

A Sky News presenter attempted this morning to minimise Amber Rudd’s culpability for the abysmal treatment of Windrush citizens by claiming it’s hard to keep track – and snidely reminding Shadow Home Secretary that she once mixed up a number during a radio interview. Ms Abbott icily pointed out what she hadn’t done: ruin lives, deny […]

Sky try to credit Cooper – but Abbott, Butler, Lammy real architects of Rudd’s downfall

Amber Rudd and the chief drivers of her downfall The fall of the occupant of one of the ‘great offices of state’ is a major political event – and a huge scalp for the opposition. The Establishment will not willingly let the plaudits for such an occurrence go to anti-Establishment figures. Many ‘MSM’ outlets are […]