Tag Archives: Labour Party

No taxation without representation

Extensive coverage in The Observer, 25th September 2016, of the Labour Party leadership and the debate over who should elect the shadow cabinet. It seems that a number of people have failed to grasp a few simple facts. At the last general election 232 Labour MPs were elected with 9,347,304 votes that was 30.4% of […]

The Labour Party leadership contest – “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”

  “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” is an American popular song  with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Ted Koehler. Cab Calloway first recorded it in 1931. The Boswell Sisters recorded the song with The Dorsey Brothers in 1932. Frank Sinatra also recorded the song in 1959. Ella Fitzgerald recorded it for […]

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 […]

Where is the vision? The Labour Party leadership election

The problem with the four candidates is the lack of broad workplace experience compounded by a lack of vision. Clem Attlee in his election broadcast on the 5th June 1945 said, “The men and women of this country….need good homes, sufficient food, clothing and the amenities of life, employment and leisure and social provision for […]