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Spin Control: Beware that Trotskyist!

The word is: Trotskyite. Or maybe “Trotskyist”. The question relates to why you, me and probably everybody else are nodding or shaking our heads at the use of the term.

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Quirks of History: Michael Foot Campaigns with Tony Blair – Video

Tony Blair’s press secretary says that he’s exactly the kind of young man that any Beaconsfield mother would be happy to welcome as her daughter’s escort to the Young Conservative dance.

Report: Jeremy Corbyn Public Meeting Audio and Video

The Labour leadership election vote is upon us – well some of us – so the time is right for this post about Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to York which I attended this month. It contains a large chunk of audio, and eight pieces of video including a joke about Michael Gove.

Barred from Voting in the Labour Leadership Election?

Have you been barred from voting in the Labour Party leadership election? Please share your feelings on how it happened, and why you think you’ve been singled out.

Applebaum vs Corbyn – Spinning History

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has been accused by award-winning historian, Anne Applebaum of being a ‘useful idiot’ and swallowing the information (or mis or disinformation) put into play by the heavily Kremlin influenced Russia Today broadcaster. Applebaum has produced some truly excellent history with books such as Gulag: A History of the Soviet Camps but in this case, her politics are smothering her objectivity and producing Spin