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Why Momentum’s class war video got everything wrong

Why Momentum’s class war video got everything wrong

Matt Jackson August 1, 2017 0

Picture the scene: accentless white family somewhere in London lamenting the poor underlings who seem so full of lust for comrade Corbyn. The vino is flowing, there’s a hint of classical music emanating from

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Those singing ‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn’ don’t represent the working-class

Those singing ‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn’ don’t represent the working-class

Matt Jackson June 29, 2017 0

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had an annoying tendency to start chanting catchy tunes at inappropriate times. So it was then that on Sunday, while talking with family I started, without

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General Election 2017: A victory for faux socialism

General Election 2017: A victory for faux socialism

Matt Jackson June 16, 2017 1

Before voting in last week’s elections, I collared a 31-year-old who had never voted before. I was, as a local journalist, on the prowl for some stories, who was voting for who – more

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EXCLUSIVE: Conservatives are ‘the Workers’ Party’ claims top Tory trade unionist

EXCLUSIVE: Conservatives are ‘the Workers’ Party’ claims top Tory trade unionist

James Bickerton April 12, 2017 0

Are the Conservatives the natural party of the working-class? There was a time, not so long ago, when this question was scarcely credible. Only professional contrarians, and perhaps satirists, would have bothered giving it

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The Balkanisation Of British Politics

The Balkanisation Of British Politics

Lee Jenkins May 30, 2013 1

Political parties are becoming regional parties, and are ceasing to have national appeal. Through tribalism and a perceived encroachment of identity politics, parties are finding themselves locked out of some areas, whilst enjoying impenetrable

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The ‘Acceptable’ Prejudices Of The Left

Lee Jenkins April 4, 2013 5

The Left are guilty of their own petty, spiteful little prejudices One of the great stereotypes of British politics is that the Right are money obsessed, cold, cynical, uncaring and intolerant, whereas the Left

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The UKIP Threat…To Labour?

The UKIP Threat…To Labour?

Lee Jenkins December 20, 2012 11

Untapped Reserves: UKIP & The Traditional Labour Voter   As I’ve talked about previously, UKIP is a curious beast, yet from the outside we look rather one dimensional. The stereotypical UKIP member is a

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