socialism »

Corbyn Appoints An Absolute Madman as Shadow Chancellor

Corbyn Appoints An Absolute Madman as Shadow Chancellor

Joey Simnett September 14, 2015 3

Since winning the Labour leadership nomination, Jeremy Corbyn has started announcing his appointments to his Shadow Cabinet. Most notable of these is Hayes MP John McDonnell as Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. This is

Read More »
Ed Miliband: Not Socialist, Just Cynical

Ed Miliband: Not Socialist, Just Cynical

Backbencher May 9, 2014 1

Labour’s leader, says Jack Wharton, isn’t motivated by a revolutionary zeal for social justice, just a cynical desire for for power Ed Miliband is not stupid. He’s many things – goofy, nasal, and according

Read More »
The Dumbledore of the Left, Tony Benn Dies

The Dumbledore of the Left, Tony Benn Dies

Lee Jenkins March 14, 2014 4

The Dumbledore of the Left, veteran Labour Party politician Tony Benn  died today aged 88. Born in 1925, Benn held several cabinet positions between 1966 and 1979. He was a leading socialist and advocate of “participatory

Read More »
4 Things You Didn’t (Want To) Know About Fidel Castro

4 Things You Didn’t (Want To) Know About Fidel Castro

Lee Jenkins January 30, 2014 0

For half a century Fidel Castro has held sway over Cuba, seeing off sanctions, assassination attempts and even US sponsored invasions. His resistance to the US has made him an icon to many, but

Read More »
The Clement Attlee You Probably Haven’t Heard About

The Clement Attlee You Probably Haven’t Heard About

Backbencher January 23, 2014 5

Sometimes described as the ‘Thatcher of the Left’, Prime Minister Attlee is often showered with praised as the man who created a modern and progressive Britain. His 11.7% swing against Winston Churchill in the

Read More »
Lenin’s 20 Most Chilling Quotes

Lenin’s 20 Most Chilling Quotes

Lee Jenkins January 22, 2014 4

The leader of the Russian Revolution and adorner of many a student dorm wall, Lenin is one of the most recognisable faces in modern history. But how many know just how callous, brutal and

Read More »
Wanted: One Credible Economic Policy. In Useable Condition

Wanted: One Credible Economic Policy. In Useable Condition

Backbencher January 17, 2014 0

Michael Wilson bemoans the lack, in Labour’s current political armoury, of anything resembling a credible alternative economic policy. Back in 2011, Alistair Darling took part in an interview where he stated, quite clearly, that

Read More »

New UKIP – Old Labour

Lee Jenkins December 13, 2013 17

The Labour your father voted for is back, but it isn’t being led by Ed Miliband For a time it seemed we had a balance in mainstream British politics; two parties of the Centre

Read More »
The irony and stupidity of Russell Brand’s “revolution”

The irony and stupidity of Russell Brand’s “revolution”

Backbencher October 30, 2013 16

Lizzie Roberts criticises the rank hypocrisy of Russell Brand’s political stances. The infamous Newsnight interview with Jeremy Paxman and Russell Brand has been bandied around social networks in the last few days, since airing

Read More »
Why I’ve Left The Labour Party

Why I’ve Left The Labour Party

Backbencher October 11, 2013 24

Michael Wilson chronicles a personal, and ultimately painful, political journey In many ways, it’s like leaving your partner. After a long time of faith and love, there is physical pain as you have the

Read More »
twitter