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  • New Labour leader Keir Starmer vows to lead party into 'new era' [UK]

    04/04/2020 10:29:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4 April 2020
    Sir Keir Starmer has vowed to lead Labour “into a new era with confidence and hope” after decisively winning the contest to succeed Jeremy Corbyn. The 57-year old defeated Lisa Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey in a ballot of party members and other supporters. The lawyer, who became an MP in 2015, won on the first round of voting, with more than 50% of ballots cast. […] In a video message released by the Labour Party, Sir Keir promised to work constructively in opposition and said he hoped Labour “when the time comes can serve our country again — in government”....
  • Bernie Sanders is far more radical than Corbyn’s Labour

    02/18/2020 8:31:56 AM PST · by karpov · 5 replies
    CAPX ^ | February 17, 2020 | Ryan Bourne
    It may be early days in the Democratic primary race, but Bernie Sanders is now the favourite to win the party’s nomination and set up a Trump-Sanders presidential election. As the prospect of Sanders winning becomes ever more real, some commentators are downplaying his socialist credentials, painting the veteran Senator as no more than a moderate social democrat. “Memo to left-wing Americans who adore Sanders’s radical ‘socialism’…” says Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan, “in most other Western/European countries, Sanders would be considered a pretty mainstream, centre-left social democrat.” His view is shared by the economist Paul Krugman. Dastardly Republicans might have...
  • Jeremy Corbyn says US killing of Qassem Soleimani was 'illegal' and refuses FOUR TIMES to call the Iranian general a terrorist

    01/08/2020 6:29:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:33 EST, 8 January 2020 | Daniel Martin
    Jeremy Corbyn last night refused four times to say Qassem Soleimani was a terrorist — and described his killing by the US as “illegal”. The Labour leader also criticized the killing in the House of Commons after previously writing a letter to Boris Johnson asking for an urgent Privy Council briefing about the US assassination of top Iranian General Soleimani last Friday. He asked for evidence and clarification that proved Soleimani was a threat — but the Prime Minister rejected his request yesterday. Speaking to Sky News last night, Mr. Corbyn was asked four times whether he believed Soleimani had...
  • Britain’s Red Alert for Democrats: The Labour Party’s lurch to the left lost the working class.

    12/14/2019 4:41:30 AM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 13, 2019
    As much as Britain’s election Thursday was a victory to Boris Johnson, the vote also dealt a humiliating defeat to Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Not since 1935 has a Labour candidate fallen so flat with voters, and the reasons are a warning to America’s Democrats. The collapse of Labour’s working-class vote is the main explanation for Mr. Johnson’s win, and the main story of the election. Labour’s “red wall” of districts across the north of England collapsed, with the Tories winning seats so staunchly Labour that the Tories barely campaigned. Some of these areas have voted Labour since before...
  • Hard-Left fights to keep its grip on Labour: Jeremy Corbyn vows to cling on for MONTHS while successor is chosen [tr]

    12/13/2019 9:57:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 13, 2019 | Martin Robinson, James Tapsfield, and Jack Maidment
    Jeremy Corbyn today vowed to stay on as Labour leader for months as his hard-Left faction fights to keep control of the party despite the disastrous election rout. The veteran MP dismissed calls to step down immediately after overseeing the most catastrophic Labour showing in a poll since 1935. Extraordinarily Mr Corbyn - who will have to face Boris Johnson in what promises to be an humiliating PMQs session next Wednesday - he also rejected the idea his appalling personal ratings and extreme policies were to blame. Labour's tally of MPs was slashed by 59 to just 203 in a...
  • BREAKING: British Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn Stepping Down After Devastating Loss

    12/12/2019 11:02:14 PM PST · by WWG1WWA · 39 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    Far-left British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn announced that he plans to resign as leader of the party after it was blown out by the Conservative Party in the U.K. General Election. Corbyn’s decision to step down comes after Conservatives dominated the election winning 368 seats, giving them an 86 seat majority, while the Labour Party only won 191 seats. “I want to also make it clear that I will not lead the party in any future general election campaign,” Corbyn said.
  • Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn: Redistribute UK wealth, tax the rich

    12/10/2019 6:07:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 10, 2019 | Gregory Katz
    If Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn wins Britain’s general election on Thursday, he’s promising a remix of British society, with a strong emphasis on raising the lot of Britain’s disenfranchised and forcing tax-dodging corporations and wealthy individuals to pick up part of the tab. Corbyn’s key theme is that decades of unbridled free market capitalism in Britain has created a capitalist elite at the expense of working people, who have seen public services slashed and aspirations dampened. […] While Johnson has taken his party to the right, Corbyn has tacked to the left and endured the departure of some prominent...
  • Give Us Your Rich, Europe Tells the U.K.

    10/14/2019 6:06:47 AM PDT · by karpov · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 14, 2019 | Simon Clark
    As rich people in the U.K. fret over Brexit and the possibility of an avowed socialist coming to power, Italy and other European countries are slashing taxes to tempt the jet set to relocate. Of mounting concern for many of Britain’s wealthiest is the possibility that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s embattled government could give way to a high-tax Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn. A fund manager described the anxious attitude of the wealthy as “in case of Corbyn, break glass.” That concern coupled with the uncertainty created by Brexit and its potential impact on the U.K economy, means some...
  • PM Boris Johnson Shreds 'Brainwashed' Corbyn, Vows to 'Make Britain Great Again'

    07/26/2019 3:02:23 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 34 replies
    NN ^ | 07-26-19 | Jay Greenberg
    In his fiery debut as British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson took aim at the Labour Party's leader, blasting socialist Jeremy Corbyn as a "brainwashed Remainer."During his first clash as leader in the House of Commons, PM Johnson also accused Corbyn of being in hock to Iranian "Mullahs."BoJo appeared to channel President Donald Trump as he issued a warning to the European Union, threatening to "tear up" the Brexit backstop and vowing "make Britain great again."
  • How the Denver DSA Convinced the Local Democratic Party to Endorse Socialism in Its Platform

    04/03/2018 12:04:02 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 29 Mar, 2018 | Zaid Jilani
    display of grassroots power, the Denver chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, or DSA, successfully convinced the Denver Democratic Party to endorse a key tenet of democratic socialism in their party platform. The party’s official platform now includes the following plank: We believe the economy should be democratically owned and controlled in order to serve the needs of the many, not to make profits for the few. The construction used here is similar to “for the many not the few,” the slogan used by the U.K.’s Labour Party. That party is currently run by Jeremy Corbyn, a committed socialist, who...
  • Jeremy Corbyn under fire from staff and Labour peers over Antisemitism

    07/16/2019 10:03:31 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Labour is to hold an extraordinary shadow cabinet meeting next Monday to address concerns on antisemitism and Corbyn will address MPs on the issue on the same day. The party leader and his shadow ministers are raking over the fallout from the BBC’s Panorama programme on Labour antisemitism. Labour’s leaders in the House of Lords issued a veiled challenge to Corbyn’s authority on Monday, warning him that without decisive leadership antisemitism was a “cancer that will continue to grow”. “Labour is taking decisive action against antisemitism, doubling the number of staff dedicated to dealing with complaints and cases. And since...
  • Trump rips into British left-wing critics Khan, Corbyn in press conference

    06/04/2019 6:41:50 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 04 2019 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump on Tuesday, in a press conference with outgoing U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, ripped into his British left-wing critics, saying that the anti-Trump politicians are a "negative force" -- and confirmed that he had snubbed the leader of the opposition Labour Party when he sought a sit-down. "I don't know Jeremy Corbyn, never met him, never spoke to him, he wanted to meet today or tomorrow and I decided I would not do that," Trump told reporters at a press conference. Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party and a veteran left-wing activist, was attending an anti-Trump...
  • UK: Jews in fear after pro-Palestinian group supported by Jeremy Corbyn forces Jewish shops closed

    06/01/2019 9:31:33 AM PDT · by robowombat · 32 replies
    UK: Jews in fear after pro-Palestinian group supported by Jeremy Corbyn forces Jewish shops closed “British Jews have spoken of their fear after a pro-Palestine group supported by Jeremy Corbyn forced Jewish-owned shops to close by staging aggressive rallies outside them.” Corbyn also was recently ‘saluted’ by Hamas who thanked him for his support of a pro-Palestinian march. And three months ago, Corbyn stood up to block efforts by the UK Home Office to ban his “friends” Hizballah from the UK. How any freedom-loving, human rights supporting, Israel recognizing individual could possibly support the jihadist Palestinian cause given its infamous...
  • The Conservative party Faces a Canada-Style Death Blow

    05/12/2019 6:53:33 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 16 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | May 12, 2019 | Editorial Board
    The Conservative Party faces electoral annihilation. According to our bombshell poll, if there were a general election tomorrow, they would get just 19 per cent of the vote – their worst result in history...They would lose 139 seats... The incredible thing is that the Conservative leadership seems oblivious... Take the 1993 election in Canada, when the centre-Right coalition of the Progressive Conservatives shattered...The PC tried to save things by changing leader, but the damage was done: on election night they collapsed from 156 seats to just two. There is a moral lesson to such stories: don’t let down the people...
  • UK opposition leader Corbyn says won't attend Trump state dinner

    04/27/2019 8:04:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2019 10:50 AM | Andy Bruce, William Schomberg
    The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said on Friday he had turned down an invitation to a state dinner which will be one of the highlights of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Britain in June. “Theresa May should not be rolling out the red carpet for a state visit to honor a president who rips up vital international treaties, backs climate change denial and uses racist and misogynist rhetoric,” Corbyn said in a statement. The left-wing Labour leader has long railed against U.S. foreign policy and said recently that Julian Assange should not be extradited to...
  • Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit 'betrayal', anti-Semitism

    02/18/2019 6:30:55 AM PST · by Dahoser · 10 replies
    Rooters ^ | 2-18-2019 | Elizabeth Piper
    Seven Labour lawmakers quit on Monday over leader Jeremy Corbyn’s approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, saying Britain’s main opposition party had been “hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left”. In a direct challenge to Corbyn, the seven centrist MPs said they were courting others from across parliament to join their group, saying “enough is enough” in keeping silent over their doubts about the Labour leader’s fitness for office. United by a desire for a second referendum on Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, now that the likely terms of the divorce are known, they...
  • We have been warned! John McDonnell is the Marxist who plotted and purged his way to power...

    02/17/2019 7:41:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/16/19 | Andrew Roberts
    John McDonnell could not be more wrong in branding Winston Churchill a ‘villain’ over his actions towards the striking miners of Tonypandy in November 1910, but his statement has far more profound implications than merely a long-standing historical dispute about Labour Party demonology. This warped view of history says much about McDonnell himself and goes to the heart of Jeremy Corbyn’s Marxist-inspired regime. McDonnell prides himself on his own anti-Fascism, but blinds himself to the contribution of the person who did more to fight and ultimately destroy the Nazis than any other Briton. As The Mail on Sunday’s serialisation of...
  • Jeremy Corbyn to team up with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

    02/04/2019 10:50:51 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/19 | David Rosenberg
    British opposition chief and chairman of the UK Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn reached out to a freshman Democrat congresswoman in the hopes of forming a left-wing trans-Atlantic alliance. Corbyn called Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old self-described Democratic Socialist who won last November’s election for the 14th congressional district in New York after she defeated 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary. Ocasio-Cortez’s surprised win propelled her almost overnight to celebrity status, turning her into one of the most popular figures in the left-wing of the Democratic party. In a tweet late Sunday night, Corbyn revealed that he had called Ocasio-Cortez...
  • Yes, Venezuela Is a Socialist Catastrophe

    01/28/2019 8:56:52 AM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 25, 2019 | Bret Stephens
    In the age of A.O.C., the lesson must be learned again. Conspicuous by its absence in much of the mainstream news coverage of Venezuela’s political crisis is the word “socialism.” Yes, every sensible observer agrees that Latin America’s once-richest country, sitting atop the world’s largest proven oil reserves, is an economic basket case, a humanitarian disaster, and a dictatorship whose demise cannot come soon enough. But … socialist? Perish the thought. ... the Venezuelan regime’s admirers used to speak of “21st century socialism,” as it was dubbed by Hugo Chávez. The late Venezuelan president, said Britain’s Jeremy Corbyn, “showed us...
  • As Venezuela melts down, uncomfortable introspection for Europe's leftists

    08/23/2017 4:55:36 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 30 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 23, 2017 | Sara Miller Llana
    Leftists like British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have long had warm words for Venezuela's chavistas. But as famine has racked the country and President Nicholás Maduro has turned dictatorial, those words are coming back to bite them. PAMPLONA, SPAIN—An inspiration, a hero: these are the words leftists in Europe lavished on the late Hugo Chavez for his “Bolivarian revolution” in Venezuela. For British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and left-wing parties like Syriza and Podemos in southern Europe, Chavez’s ascendance was long the clearest challenge to inequality in Latin America, neoliberalism in Washington, and austerity at home. Today, it's a decidedly...