UPDATED Can You Spell “Flustercuck”?

I know it’s not open yet but this made me laugh inside with tears of organisational desperation at the inability to place a single, simple page saying, “Not yet, idiot, we said 1pm” or something more polite yet as effective.

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Historical Finds – The Press, the Prime Minister & Marcia Williams

If there is one thing I have tried to keep firmly away from my current work on The Labour Party, Spin and the 1997 and 1966 party machines it’s the relationship between Harold Wilson and his Personal and Political Secretary Marcia Williams (later Lady Falkender). It has proved to be an impossible goal as we can see here.

History – Smear, Fear and Tired Conclusions

There I was hanging around in the archives as you do when I came across this blast from the past: 1966 actually and in The Sunday Express (a right of centre UK newspaper). Doesn’t it remind you of current scare tactics used against Jeremy Corbyn?

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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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When Campaigning Goes Mad (aka Missing the Point of Leadership)

You know that feeling when you’ve eaten too many sugary things to make sure you stay awake until the really exciting thing happens so your brain goes a little ‘Off’ and you forget what it was your were actually doing? Sadly this appears to have happened to Andy Burnham.
Earlier today the right-of-left-of-right-centre-left candidate had a […]