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Quick straw poll. I’m working on a dissertation about political Spin. No, despite the current blather about fragmented media, Spin is definitely not dead.1 It is changing to fit its environment. Now, I have a quick question about the Read the rest

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In 1982 Tony Blair was put up as the Labour Party candidate to contest the safe Conservative seat of Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire following the death of Sir Ronald Bell MP. Watch now as the spring-heeled, smiley faced young tyro Blair Read the rest

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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 on August 8th which I attended. It contains a large chunk of Read the rest

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. A very quick post today regarding the Labour Party leadership contest. Following … Read the rest

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 Read the rest