Wheels Fall off BBC

CSM EDITORIAL The imam who questioned the Tory Leadership candidates on last night’s BBC debate has since been suspended by his employer – a school where he worked as Deputy Head – for antisemitic tweets. Meanwhile, another questioner, Aman Thakar, asked the Tory contenders if they would be a legitimate Prime Minister should they win – Thakar turned out to be a Labour Party council candidate in … Continue reading Wheels Fall off BBC

Excellent Rural-Proofing Requests

BY NICK PEARCE Organisations including the Tenant Farmers’ Association (TFA), CLA, NFU and Countryside Alliance have teamed up to demand changes ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review, which sets future budgets for Government departments. One of the key priorities set out by the alliance is ensuring all decision-making processes are properly rural-proofed. In a letter to Liz Truss, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, the … Continue reading Excellent Rural-Proofing Requests

Waning Watson

BY JAMIE FOSTER With the hashtag #sacktomwatson flying around the web and Corbynites up in arms at his apparent treachery towards Jeremy Corbyn, under-pressure Tom Watson MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (for now), put out a speech over Twitter that shows the desperate nature of his Brexit position: Great video & speech today by @tom_watson pic.twitter.com/CAp9nbKRxC — Andrew Adonis (@Andrew_Adonis) June 17, 2019 … Continue reading Waning Watson

Just Give it to Boris

CSM EDITORIAL Possibly there are only six things standing in the way of Boris Johnson’s triumphant entry into Number 10 Downing Street: the vanity of the five remaining candidates and Boris’ ability to put his foot in it (no doubt nervous Sir Lynton Crosby has considered using an electric dog collar on Johnson as the days of this leadership election pass). Just give the keys … Continue reading Just Give it to Boris

Confessions of a Trot

BY PAUL NEWALL When I converted to Trotskyism, which bigly disappointed my moderate Labour-supporting father, I discovered two eternal truths: Firstly I found that I was constantly angry and dismissive of opposing views. I was right and anyone who disagreed with my sect was a class traitor with a false consciousness that had been brainwashed by the capitalist media. The second thing I discovered was … Continue reading Confessions of a Trot