Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Labour Party keeps on digging their hole – will they ever stop?

There was an excellent article “Corbyn wins economist’s backing for radical plan” by Daniel Boffey in the Observer on 23rd August 2015. In 2010 and 2015 Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband did not have the nous to stay and plan an orderly succession. If the management of the Labour Party thinks the current leadership election […]

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind

Both Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband resigned as party leaders immediately after losing the last two general elections and the Labour Party rushed into leadership elections in 2010 and 2015.  In 2010 the election was so rushed the nominations deadline was extended to 9 June after complaints from John McDonnell, Diane Abbott, and Ed Miliband […]

The Labour Party keeps digging

Alan Johnson sounded off in The Guardian on the 5th August 2015.  “Johnson: end madness and elect Cooper” by Nicholas Watt. The problem is the Labour leadership candidates have failed spectacularly to position themselves in the minds of Labour Party members. The exception is Corbyn who has positioned himself in the minds of those Labour Party members who cannot do […]

Marauding politicians abuse the English language

In The Guardian on the 10th August an article by Frances Perraudin “Marauding migrants threaten our standard of living”. Philip Hammond’s inflammatory and gratuitous language along with that of the Prime Minister’s injudicious use of the word swarm. Couple this with the flaccid response from the Labour, we are left with a hugh question mark over […]

A National Gallery of shame

Polly Toynbee’s article ( The Guardian 11.08.15) on the National Gallery  “outsourcing” a priceless asset of human capital to Securitas, serves to  demonstrate the inadequacy of a board of trustees who in all probability have looked at the price of everything and neglected the value of an inestimable  workforce that is passionate and dedicated to […]

Politicians do support the arts

Martin Kettle’s article in The Guardian on 31st July 2015,  “Why you won’t catch a British politician at the opera”, was woefully misinformed. The All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group,  whose purpose is to “To promote an appreciation of jazz music and to engage Parliament in an awareness of the issues facing jazz music, musicians and […]