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The birth of New Labour and demise of the Blairites

Two years ago, the Conservatives won by a majority. A year later, early 2016 and Tony Blair is beside himself. Baffled at the thought of Jeremy Corbyn. His confusion is to be expected, he had warned Labour that “if you’re heart is with Jeremy, get a transplant.” But since Blair left office, the world has been changing, one regime at a time, and he is … Continue reading The birth of New Labour and demise of the Blairites

Key Seats to Watch on June 8th

If you’ve only got time to keep up with 10 key seats after voting on June 8th, then boy have we got the 10 constituencies for you! Gower! In 2015, the Conservatives won this seat by a margin of 27 votes. With Labour coming second and UKIP third. If the progressive parties’ votes were added together in 2015, then the Progressive Vote advantage over Conservatives would have been 5,737 votes. … Continue reading Key Seats to Watch on June 8th

Bernie in Brixton!

On the European leg of his book tour for ‘Our Revolution‘, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders stepped out on stage at the O2 Brixton Academy. With six days to go before the UK General Election, Sanders arrived in London greeted by an audience of 5,000 passionate admirers eager to hear what the great man had to say. With issues of social justice, inequality and the environment key to both … Continue reading Bernie in Brixton!

Progressive Alliance: The UK’s Best Hope

In an election, which from day one looked like a Tory landslide inevitability, many people have spent the last month or so desperately hoping to stop the Tories. Hoping to stop the rise of a one-party nation. Hoping to stop an ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor. Hoping to stop the growing use of food banks. Despite a Labour surge in the polls, leaving … Continue reading Progressive Alliance: The UK’s Best Hope

If May is So Confident of Victory, Why Won’t She Debate Corbyn?

Thersa May took to Facebook Live for ITV’s first Facebook Live event. The event was meant to allow political leaders to answer questions sent in by Facebook users. However, midway through the event Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn took his chance to ambush the Prime Minister. Corbyn directly challenged May to a live TV debate, something the PM has been denying ever since the election was … Continue reading If May is So Confident of Victory, Why Won’t She Debate Corbyn?