New Leadership, Same Fossils

BY EFFIE DEANS Sir Keir Starmer wants voters to believe that Labour has rediscovered its patriotism and that it loves Britain as much as everyone else. He wants us to believe that Labour is different now than it was when it was led by Jeremy Corbyn. It is clear that Starmer is a much better leader than Corbyn. He is a more moderate leader and … Continue reading New Leadership, Same Fossils

As Strong As Your Team

BY FRANK HAVILAND What exactly is the purpose of the Labour Party? If it’s sixth-form activism, then Rebecca Long-Bailey’s petulant 49-point Twitter questionnaire to Gavin Williamson makes sense. At least we know the Williamsons won’t be panic-buying Andrex any time soon. If it’s Britain’s state-funded comedy circuit, then Corbyn cabinet choices suddenly become coherent: Diane Abbott, a woman who doesn’t believe in borders, in-charge of … Continue reading As Strong As Your Team

Labour’s Lack of Leaders

BY MAUREEN GRIMWADE I have supported Labour all my life. I am the proud daughter of a Manchester fitter and as far back as I can remember all the family voted Labour. In our eyes the alternatives were the Tories (no chance) or the “other lot” as they were known; “the party the same colour and constitution as weak wee after a summer shandy”. Voting Labour … Continue reading Labour’s Lack of Leaders