Category Archives: Jeremy Corbyn

The Fears of the Powerful and the Hopes of the Peaceful

After two decades of cruising along the contaminated economic canals built by Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s, the Labour Party’s failure to win the 2015 election proved quite definitively that it had no fuel left (even with the oil stolen … Continue reading

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Corbyn’s Victory – The First, Hopeful Step

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Positive Reactions In spite of the media’s best attempts, and in spite of the political deceit seeking to derail his immensely popular campaign, Jeremy Corbyn has been elected with a “huge mandate”, dwarfing…

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Corbyn: The Campaign Story

Over the campaign, I first looked at Corbyn’s policies and the leadership race in general (1). Then, I analysed the political attacks that were made against him (2). After this, I talked about the media attacks (3). And finally, I … Continue reading

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Corbyn’s Summer Shake-Up (Part 4)

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The Unstoppable Shift towards Progressive Politics Part 1 – A Political Defence of Corbyn Following on from my outlining of Jeremy Corbyn’s policies and my summary of the media and political attacks directed…

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Support for Corbyn from Unions

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Unison and Unite With the change in Labour’s electoral system, the unions originally looked set to lose a significant amount of influence in the party. Under the old system, for example, “trade union…

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Corbyn’s Summer Shake-Up (Part 3)

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The Inevitable Reactionary Response from… 2) …the Media Establishment The attacks on Corbyn did not only come from the political establishment, however. In a land of millionaire media barons, the leadership frontrunner was…

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Corbyn’s Policy Documents

I do not claim that the whole political establishment and economic status quo would change under Jeremy Corbyn, but I do agree completely that he is the best chance we have (under the current electoral system) of moving towards a … Continue reading

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Corbyn’s Alternative to ‘Austerity-Lite’ Politics

Progressive Taxation, Crackdowns on Corporate Criminals, and Strong Investment Corbyn has campaigned for a “more progressive” tax system, calling for: “Stronger anti-avoidance rules”; “Country-by-country reporting for multinational corporations”; A reform of “small business taxation to tackle avoidance and evasion”; “Proper … Continue reading

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New Labour Is Right-Wing, but Corbyn Could Change That

Did Ed Miliband lead “a traditional left-wing party” into the 2015 elections? Or is the difference between New Labour and the Conservatives “more about what the parties choose to talk about rather than any great differences in policy”?[1] If we … Continue reading

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