Jess Phillips on rape threats

28 Aug

This from the Independent yesterday: A Labour MP has called for increased support and training for women in public life after revealing she received 600 rape threats in a single day last year. Speaking to The Independent, Jess Phillips, MP for Birmingham … Read More »

Madders on Hawking on Hunt …

19 Aug

Professor Stephen Hawking has rattled Jeremy Hunt’s cage alright. As in rattled it enough for Hunt to forget that no good ever came from mixing it with a walking talking National Treasure. It’s a hiding to nothing. Did he not … Read More »

Guardian in tactical retreat over Corbyn

12 Jun

So, the Guardian is now filling its columns with fake, heavily qualified and borderline amnesiac apologies for getting Corbyn so stunningly wrong. Let’s remind ourselves just how relentlessly offensive its vilification has been. Here’s a sample, taken from the much more comprehensive set assembled by … Read More »

UK Election – a view from North Carolina

31 May

Kenneth Surin, writing yesterday in CounterPunch … Labour under Jeremy Corbyn has been gaining steadily in the polls, despite a massive media campaign to undermine him, extending from the BBC and supposedly “liberal” Guardian to the UK’s famously ghastly tabloids. … Read More »

Corbyn on terrorism

26 May

Why is this statement of the blindingly obvious such a ‘hugely controversial step’? Because we draw conclusions on the causes of salafist terror without troubling to join the dots on a quarter century of western aggression in the middle east, … Read More »

You’d think McCarthy was back!

22 Feb

Today’s Independent has former Labour Minister of State for Europe, Chris Bryant, telling Parliament that: There is now clear evidence of Russian direct, corrupt involvement in elections in France, in Germany, in the United States of America and, I would … Read More »