SEVEN NATION BARMY – Corbyn Kicked Out of Labour Party

Just a few short years ago, I saw Jeremy Corbyn speak to the Glastonbury crowds firsthand. Luckily, I wasn’t too drunk or sunburnt at that particular moment, so I remember it pretty vividly. He spoke with passion and verve about his vision for a new, more egalitarian future. Tens of thousands around the fields of…

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LABOUR-IOUS PROCESS : The Leadership Race Candidates

Cheeky Nandy’s or KeirFC? The final five candidates for the Labour leadership race are now confirmed. Not only that, but the window for registering as a Labour supporter is now open, too! This means that for the paltry fee of £25, you can vote for its next leader. The window closes at 5pm on Thursday.…

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CONTACTS, CONFERENCE AND CONFLICT : PM In New Scandal, Labour Lose Plot

Even the weekends are mad these days. We enter this week with the real chance of it being Johnson’s worst yet since becoming Prime Minister. Either today or tomorrow, the Supreme Court will make its ruling on his prorogation of Parliament, and whether or not it was legal. If they rule that it was illegal,…

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Weekly Wrap-Up: Parliament’s Slippery Kippers

Ok, slight lie in the title – we’re sacking off this week’s Wrap-Up because it’s eclipsed by what happened yesterday. And to kick things off, yesterday’s story about Boris was pure, unadulterated comedy in the style of The Thick Of It. Our future Prime Minister brandished a kipper, easily the world’s funniest-named fish, atop his…

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Weekly Wrap Up – 05/07 – 11/07

Well this wasn’t really supposed to happen. Last week, it looked for all the world that the Tory Leadership Race was all done and dusted, Boris was going to win, and it would be a mere formality in that he would end up with the keys to No. 10. This week would have had a…

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Cor-binned

We live in curious times. While the Tory party membership of around 180,000 is currently choosing who will be our next Prime Minister, the opposition is slowly but surely tearing itself into pieces. This has been a tough few weeks for Jeremy Corbyn. Not only was his name not sung to the tune of Seven Nation Army…

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Fallout

If you haven’t started watching Sky’s Chernobyl yet, I’d strongly encourage you to do so. In a nutshell, it’s a drama based on the explosion at the nuclear power station in northern Ukraine during the days of the Soviet Union, back in 1986. In the first episode, politicians and other political figures frantically try to…

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Wheeler Dealer Theresa Geezer

Happy Monday one and all, 25 sleeps until Brexit! And if that doesn’t fill you with an overwhelming sense of dread then I admire your optimism. Even if Brexit itself turns out to be fine, the arguments and anger will never truly end. Welcome to Brexit Britain – one big, drunken Wetherspoons argument where everyone gets…

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Not-Particularly-Meaningful Vote

Well, last night was something of a damp squib, as was to be expected. As I sat watching BBC Parliament and praying that it was all done and dusted before the start of the Chelsea/Tottenham game, I realised that a) everything was going as expected and b) I’ve now taken to watching BBC Parliament over…

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There’s a Storm a-Brewin’

Since the meaningful vote in January, we’ve had some relative respite from the never-ending tumult of Brexit. While the threat of no-deal still loomed over us like a policeman who’s caught you drinking when you’re 15 (I’m still scarred from that experience), there were scant few headlines of any real importance. There were a few…

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