TV-star-turned-candidate Nixon smeared by own party as US Dems copy anti-Corbyn playbook

Smeared and smeared alike: Nixon and Corbyn Picture the scene: a popular left-wing leadership candidate threatens the status quo of an Establishment, notionally-left political party, putting at risk the painstakingly-constructed business-as-usual cosiness that it clings to. In spite of huge threats from burgeoning right-wing extremism, the Establishment party turns on one of its own candidates, […]

Formal Standards complaint lodged v Patel and Allan for lawbreaker support

When the Electoral Commission fined Vote Leave and reported the pro-Brexit organisation to the police for breaking electoral laws – not ‘rules’, as the BBC has insisted on calling them – it also fined ‘BeLeave’ founder Darren Grimes £20,000 for his part in the breach. BeLeave spent £675,000 in the EU referendum that should have […]