Links tagged with “labour”
Tom Crewe · What will be left?: Labour’s Prospects · LRB 18 May 2017
Slightly out of date opinion poll-wise, but I liked this as a summary of where Labour is and how we, as a country, got here.
Corbyn in the Media - Paul Myerscough (London Review of Books)
This is good on the Guardian being out of touch, in denial, with all those who voted for Corbyn, and on the “impartiality” of the BBC.
Labour leadership race: How has Jeremy Corbyn galvanised so many people - young and old? - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
Scroll down, and down, for Frank Cottrell Boyce’s bit. (I haven’t read the rest of it.)
Labour through the looking glass: 15 early-morning speculations on the Corbyn surge | Dougald Hine
A (hopeful) scenario for what a Jeremy Corbyn victory might look like and how this isn’t a Militant-style surge but a modern network Occupy-style one. (via @paulpod)
Labour is now so passive, it might as well be led by an out-of-office email | Comment is free | The Guardian
All of this. Good stuff in every paragraph.
The Early Days of a Better Nation
Mainly for Régis Debray’s gloomy description of May 1968, written in 1979: “We had to imagine ourselves as Chinese, in order to become Californians.”
New Statesman | Tweeting a picture of a house is not an act of class warfare, whatever the Sun says
All this. What a stupid mess it all is. (via @Preoccupations)
The voices of liberty have triumphed and Britain is better for it | Henry Porter | Comment is free | The Observer
I feel pleasantly confused about being relieved at the death of a Labour government and the repeal of some of their laws. (via Chrisdodo)
Eclectech : the very model of a modern labour minister : a tribute to charles clarke and his id cards
Wonderful. The only thing that would make this better was if it was released and got to Number 1…