Is it Corbyn or the mainstream media who’s “lost the plot”?

Tomorrow’s Daily Mail predictably attacks Jeremy Corbyn for having “lost the plot”, choosing to print a photograph of the Labour leader gardening on his allotment as the storm clouds gathered and seven of his rebellious MPs broke away to form an “Independent Group”. Their assumption seems to be that it was somehow weird or arrogant for Corbyn to be on his allotment at such a time. I wonder whether voters will... [Read More...]

Labour splits: is this the end of the two-party system?

This morning the long-expected split began in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. Seven MPs resigned and will now sit as an ‘Independent Group’ in the House of Commons. The group includes one relic of the 1990s New Labour project, Stockport MP Ann Coffey who was Tony Blair’s parliamentary private secretary. However another is Chris Leslie, MP for Nottingham East, who during New Labour’s civil war was a supporter of... [Read More...]

Death of the ‘Zionic woman’

Lady Falkender, whose death was announced yesterday Marcia Williams (later Lady Falkender) was once the most powerful woman in Britain. As political secretary to Harold Wilson – Prime Minister from 1964-70 and 1974-76 – she exercised influence in Downing Street to an extent few other such staff members have ever approached. The precise nature of her relationship with Wilson remained a mystery, and as late as 2007 she sued the BBC for claims... [Read More...]

Veteran journalist admits immigration ‘taboo’

John Sergeant John Sergeant – one of Britain’s best known political journalists – has admitted that immigration was for decades treated as a ‘taboo’ subject by the journalistic establishment. Sergeant worked for the BBC for thirty years, latterly as chief political correspondent from 1992 to 2000, and was political editor of their rival ITN from 2000 to 2002. Writing in the Radio Times, he acknowledged: “In... [Read More...]

Paul Fromm on Dresden – 1945-2019

74 years ago a terrible war crime was committed in the ancient city of Dresden. In the video below, Canadian broadcaster and free speech activist Paul Fromm remembers the slaughter at Dresden, and comments on its significance for Europeans worldwide.  Read More →

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