petej + watsontom   63

Why Labour's leader has to perform a Brexit balancing act | Politics | The Guardian
Anand Menon, the director of the thinktank Britain in a Changing Europe, said the constructive ambiguity of playing to the audiences of both leavers and remainers, was never going to hold for ever.

“I think Jeremy’s actually played it really, really well, and the 2017 election result was the proof of that,” Menon said. “But I think it was always going to get hard come decision time. He’s just been unlucky, in the sense that decision time has lasted six months rather than a week.”

However grave Labour’s challenges, the prime minister’s appear worse. As one shadow cabinet member put it: “We still think there’s a bit of road left. The Tories could break before we do"
UK  EU  Brexit  politics  LabourParty  CorbynJeremy  softBrexit  customsUnion  referendum  PeoplesVote  StarmerKeir  WatsonTom  LaveryIan  TrickettJon  AbbottDiane  ThornberryEmily  KylePeter  WilsonPhil  indicativeVote  LewisClive  MaskellRachel  Russell-MoyleLloyd  KinnockStephen  PowellLucy  DoughtyStephen  SnellGareth  FlintCaroline  MilneSeumas  UmunnaChuka 
2 days ago by petej
We exclude the Labour left from British politics at our peril | Andy Beckett | Opinion | The Guardian
Many people in the rest of the party, and wider British politics and the media, don’t consider the left to be a legitimate Labour tribe, let alone legitimate rulers of the party, let alone a legitimate potential government. This is rarely stated explicitly. Excluding a large and currently vibrant group from mainstream politics can be an awkward argument to make in a democracy – especially when the radical right of the Conservative party has never been othered in the same way. Instead, starting with Margaret Thatcher, it has often run the country. But once you appreciate the implacable hostility the Labour left arouses, it explains a lot of otherwise puzzling British political phenomena.
UK  politics  LabourParty  TheLeft  CorbynJeremy  Corbynism  WatsonTom  CampbellAlastair  FootMichael  BennTony  democracy  media  dctagged  dc:creator=BeckettAndy 
5 weeks ago by petej
To save his project, Jeremy Corbyn must bring Labour’s old guard on side
The way forward is to recast the project: around the core goal of major nationalisations, a state-led reindustrialisation project, a green new deal, £50bn worth of redistributive tax rises and the democratisation of Britain. The parliamentary arithmetic may be against stopping Brexit, but delaying Article 50 and forcing a second referendum are not impossible – and the frontbench should throw itself enthusiastically into making this political argument positively.
UK  politics  LabourParty  IndependentGroup  split  WatsonTom  MacronEmmanuel  Blairism  TheLeft  CorbynJeremy  Brexit  xenophobia  UmunnaChuka  CooperYvette  diversity  shadowCabinet  dctagged  dc:creator=MasonPaul 
8 weeks ago by petej
Theresa May is "a prime minister without a majority for her flagship policy", lacking the "political skills, the empathy... and most crucially the policy to lead this country" - Tom Watson closing the no confidence debate for Labour
Theresa May is "a prime minister without a majority for her flagship policy", lacking the "political skills, the empathy... and most crucially the policy to lead this country" - Tom Watson closing the no confidence debate for Labour
UK  Brexit  politics  noConfidence  LabourParty  WatsonTom  MayTheresa 
january 2019 by petej

related tags

1980s  AbbottDiane  accountability  advertising  AllianceForWorkersLiberty  anti-Semitism  austerity  AustinIan  automation  AWL  ballot  BanksArron  BeckettMargaret  BennTony  BergerLuciana  Blairism  BlairTony  BlueLabour  Brexit  BrooksRebekah  BryantChris  BurgonRichard  byelection  CambridgeAnalytica  CameronDavid  CampbellAlastair  centrism  chemicalWeapons  civilLiberties  CJEU  CLP  CoffeyAnn  CollinsDamian  CommonMarket2.0  competition  complaints  conference  CooperYvette  Copeland  CorbettRichard  Corbynism  CorbynJeremy  CoulsonAndy  CoyneGerard  crime  CroneTom  customsUnion  CWU  data  dataProtection  DavisDavid  dc:creator=BeckettAndy  dc:creator=DaviesNick  dc:creator=FinlaysonLorna  dc:creator=FreedlandJonathan  dc:creator=HarrisJohn  dc:creator=MasonPaul  dc:creator=MooreSuzanne  dc:creator=Zarb-CousinMatt  DCMS  dctagged  debate  democracy  demonstration  DePieroGloria  deselection  diversity  DoughtyStephen  DRIPA  EagleAngela  ECJ  economy  email  entryism  EU  Facebook  Falkirk  federalism  FlintCaroline  FootMichael  foreignPolicy  FormbyJennie  GaitskellHugh  GapesMike  ge2017  generalElection  government  GreatRepealBill  Greece  GreenParty  hackgate  Hansard  HenryVIIIpowers  HodgeMargaret  HuhneChris  IHRA  IndependentGroup  indicativeVote  interference  intervention  interview  InvestigatoryPowersAct  InvestigatoryPowersBill  Israel  JenkinsRoy  jobs  journalism  KhanSadiq  KinnockStephen  KylePeter  labour  LabourParty  LansmanJon  LaveryIan  leadership  Leave.EU  legal  LeslieChris  LewisClive  LiberalDemocratParty  Liverpool  London  Long-BaileyRebecca  LRB  MacronEmmanuel  MaskellRachel  MayTheresa  McCluskeyLen  McDonnellJohn  media  membership  Metgate  MetropolitanPolice  MiddleEast  MilibandEd  Militant  military  MilneSeumas  misinformation  missiles  Momentum  MurdochJames  MurdochRupert  MylerColin  NCA  NEC  neoliberalism  NewsCorp  NewsCorporation  NewsInternational  NewsOfTheWorld  newspapers  noConfidence  NorwayPlus  NotW  nuclearWeapons  OwenDavid  Parliament  PeoplesVote  personalData  PhillipsJess  phonehacking  PLP  police  politician  politics  PowellLucy  power  privacy  proscription  ratification  referendum  regulation  Remain  report  reselection  resignation  retention  robots  rules  Russell-MoyleLloyd  Russia  SDP  selectCommittee  shadowCabinet  Shayrat  ShukerGavin  skills  SmithAngela  SmithOwen  SnellGareth  snoopersCharter  SocialistOrganiser  SocialistParty  socialMedia  softBrexit  SoubryAnna  split  StarmerKeir  surveillance  survey  Syria  tabloids  targeting  TaylorGordon  technology  TheLeft  ThornberryEmily  ThurlbeckNeville  ToryParty  tradeUnion  tradeUnions  training  TrickettJon  Trident  Trotsky  Trotskyism  TrumpDonald  UK  UmunnaChuka  unemployment  Unite  USA  WatsonTom  Wavertree  wealth  wikipedia  wikipediaPage  WilliamsonChris  WilsonPhil  withdrawal  work  xenophobia  YouGov  youth  ZuckerbergMark 

Copy this bookmark: