Corbynites and moderates fight to succeed Dugdale

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Anas Sarwar, left, and Richard Leonard are expected to stand as candidatesAlamy The Scottish Labour leadership is expected to turn into a battle between the anti-Corbyn and moderate wings of the party. No candidate has yet to declare that they … Continue reading

Corbyn & A kinder type of politics; Bo**ox

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Labours  NEC has overridden a local selection procedure at Liverpool’s Walton Constituency, instead quietly imposing an aide of Unite boss Len McCluskey to stand in one of the party’s safest seats. Labour officials announced this afternoon that they had selected Daniel … Continue reading

Momentum losing it..

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Rotherham’s very own Darby and Joan are back in the Politics game. Shabana Ahmed and Clough Road lothario, Jahangir Akhtar, have re-emerged from their political exile at Hellaby’s infamous Gulag, Legover Lodge (£20 per night, cheap day rates available). Shabana … Continue reading

Corbyn backers take control of Benn’s party in Leeds

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ONE of Yorkshire’s most senior Labour MPs is on a collision course with his local party after a “takeover” by supporters of leader Jeremy Corbyn. Political allies of Hilary Benn, the former shadow foreign secretary, have expressed concern about his … Continue reading

Going Down 1: Wentworth & Dearne CLP Call Owen Smith nomination meeting (An attempt to cover Healey’s backside?)

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I didn’t want to turn nasty, petty, devious and dishonest, but then I joined the Labour Party and it’s the law. W&D CLP call a special meeting to nominate a candidate for the Labour leadership. So why call it?  They … Continue reading