Tag Archives: Jeremy Corbyn

Maybe not so daft

It is important to understand what is going on here. And it really doesn’t have anything to do with zero-hours contracts. Richard Leonard is no more embarrassed by his rank hypocrisy on this matter than by his previous gaffes on … Continue reading

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Pissing on protocol

In politics, protocol is very important. There have to be rules of behaviour. Etiquette, if you like. Without such rules, the often complex business of politics can get very messy, and much more difficult. People have to know their place … Continue reading

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Understanding why

Whatever his other qualities, Iain Macwhirter is a journalist in the British tradition. Hence his tendency to echo the cosy consensus of the London-based media. And his dutiful adherence to another facet of the British journalistic tradition, the prompt rehabilitation … Continue reading

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A duty to speak

Alan Bissett and I generally see things in much the same way. And I would not demur at all from his conclusions about Jeremy Corbyn, British Labour and their Scottish branch operation. The only thing I have a slight problem … Continue reading

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Corbyn’s contempt

Jeremy Corbyn is talking utter pish. To insist that voters in Scotland have a “simple choice” between the two main British nationalist parties is to disregard the reality of Scottish politics. Worse! it is massively disrespectful of Scotland’s voters as … Continue reading

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The Corbyn delusion

Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp is almost certainly correct when he says that Corbyn won’t win. The danger is that the goodies he’s dangling before voters will persuade the more credulous on the left to return to the British Labour fold – where … Continue reading

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Colour me baffled

Am I the only one having difficulty getting their head around Kezia Dugdale’s very special ‘logic’? Is there something I’m missing here? Or is the argument that exceptional and repeated failure makes her particularly qualified to both lead and advise … Continue reading

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