Across the country, something special is happening. The ground is swelling #GE17

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Something special is happening up and down the country. The ground is swelling.

In spite of the best efforts of the mainstream media to denigrate Jeremy Corbyn and the policies of the Labour party, the message is getting through – or rather, around. Blogs, social media, word of mouth, combined with the fact that the BBC has no choice but to give some unfiltered airtime to Corbyn and his exceptional front-bench team, mean the word is getting out there.

You’ll see very little of what follows on BBC News or other outlets. Maybe a quick, snatched clip with a scornful voiceover if you’re lucky. But you’ll find it here and else where – and you have the opportunity to help take back our country for the many, not the few.

In Tory-held constituencies as well as in ‘Labour heartlands’, the message of Labour’s policies and vision for…

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No more “kind/gentle”. Corbyn’s speech to hit #TheresasTories where it hurts #GE17

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No more “kind/gentle”. Corbyn’s speech to hit #TheresasTories where it hurts #GE17

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will today give a speech that marks a turning point in Labour’s General Election campaign – a removal of the velvet gloves to reveal steel fists to hit the Tories where it hurts.

corbyn intent.pngTheresa May said years ago that she wanted the Tories no longer to be seen as the ‘nasty party’, but the label has stuck with them and her words on entering Downing Street have turned out to be a hollow sham.

Corbyn has, so far, refrained from any kind of personal attack on May, but today he will turn his fire on her personal record of broken promises, failure and dishonesty, telling his audience, the media and the country:

The Tories want the next four weeks to be a coronation, not an election.

No debates. No discussion of the big issues.
Make it all about Theresa May and don’t mention the Conservative Party

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Did Corbyn leak the #Labourmanifesto? Well… #GE17

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Did Corbyn leak the #Labourmanifesto? Well… #GE17

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The media have been abuzz today with details and discussion of Labour’s draft manifesto, which was leaked last night to the Telegraph, Daily Mirror and BBC. The discussions have – as this blog predicted last night – been far more intense, longer and more positive than would have been the case with a typical, scheduled manifesto launch.

So positive, in fact, that some outlets are starting to speculate whether Corbyn himself might have been responsible for the leak:

indy jc leak.pngThe manifesto itself is breathtaking in its scope and vision. And as journalist Paul Mason observed:

Did Corbyn or his team leak it? Let’s look at a few facts.

If the manifesto leak was deliberate, it outflanked the hostile right-wing…

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@peopleforJeremy launches – with a video you NEED to see :)

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A new Twitter account has been set up to harness the ‘people power’ of Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters to help sweep him into Downing Street on 9 June.

PVB_Ybbp_400x400The account launched at 5pm today with an incredible, cheeky video that features a Richard Branson lookalike talking about private rail profits.

If anything could stamp ‘insurgent’ (and fearless) across the Labour campaign, breaking from the usual, dry political messages to publish a video that pokes fun at Corbyn’s run-in with the Virgin boss will do it.

The SKWAWKBOX recommends everyone to follow the account so you can keep up to speed with the opportunities to help achieve a government that will be for everyone in this country and not just for the privileged few

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@peopleforJeremy launches – with a video you NEED to see :)

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Why, as an avowed Corbynista, I will consider *not* voting Labour on June 8

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Road To Somewhere Else

By Daniel Margrain

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On May 4, 2017, the free weekly newspaper, Barnet Press, reported on the announcement of the three Labour candidates who are to contest the seats in my area at the forthcoming General Election.

The candidate standing for the Finchley and Golders Green constituency is Jeremy Newmark, who the paper describes as a “former chief executive of the Jewish Leadership Council” and “former spokesman for Jonathan Sacks, who was Chief Rabbi from 1991 to 2013.”

Currently, Newmark chairs the Labour party-affiliated, Jewish Labour Movement (JLM). The JLM is also affiliated to the Israeli Labor Party and the World Zionist Organization. According to the UN, the latter pumps millions into building in the occupied West Bank through its settlement division.

In my view, Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader is the best thing to have happened to the party and, potentially, to the people of the country, in decades. But I’m…

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Labour Party membership surges to new all-time high

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Labour Party membership surges to new all-time high

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No Time to Think

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OUR perfectly balanced media <irony> keeps telling us that Labour under Jeremy Corbyn is unelectable and members are leaving the Party in droves.

Oh, how wrong they are!

New figures show party membership is creeping towards 660,000, with more than 50,000 joining since Theresa May called the General Election.

Two months ago our unbiased press <irony> were in celebratory mood, reporting that members were leaving the Labour Party in record numbers, and it was all because Jeremy Corbyn was so unpopular.

The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail and even The Guardian reported in March that 7,000 members had left after Mr Corbyn told MPs to back the Brexit bill

And Labour had lost nearly 26,000 members since last summer.

They claimed that the number of resignations in 2016 was more than the previous six years combined, while more than 15,465 had left since mid-December.

They further claimed that…

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