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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.

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Labour and Its Horrible Histories

With the Labour Party currently at war over the heart, soul, the future (and in some cases of the dangerous historical rewriting by political commentators), its past and those of its leadership candidates, let us use actual evidence to relive one of the great modernising moments in the history of the Labour Party. And while we’re at it, let’s palm our faces at the repetition unearthed from one small book and one survey carried out at the start of the swinging 60s.

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.

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Spin class, Poll dancing and other Dark Arts

I’m currently working on a dissertation about British Politics and that nebulous ‘Dark Art’ called ‘Spin’. One element of this includes the use of focus groups and polling to inject facts into the process of campaigning and then into the communication of government policy to the electorate. I say ‘facts’, I mean anything but as you will soon see.