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What do Social Democrats stand for in 2018?

It is very easy for what is often described as the ‘politically homeless’ to decry the polarisation that dominates our politics at the moment. Labour has been taken over by Jeremy Corbyn and the hard left; whilst the Conservative Party is dominated by its extreme right wing, led by Jacob Rees Mogg, with Boris Johnson […]

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Lessons from 2017 General Election

The latest YouGov opinion poll puts Labour at its lowest level of support since the 2017 General Election. The Conservatives are on 39% with Labour on 35%. In the approval stakes Mrs May is well ahead of Jeremy Corbyn, 36% to the Labour leader’s 22%. 39% aren’t sure, a significant comment on the quality of […]

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Hobsons choice

When Theresa May packed up her bags for her holidays, signalling a much-needed Parliamentary recess for our beleaguered Prime Minister, she must have been hoping for a quiet, gaffe-free Summer. Of course, discontent over Brexit, from all sides, would continue, but that was to be expected. And, as an added bonus, she didn’t need to […]

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Would Tory MPs dare to block Boris?

I am uncomfortable with women wearing the burka because to me it symbolises male oppression. Women have to cover their faces so as not to tempt men. Why can’t men be expected to behave with restraint? Having said that I do not believe the burka should be banned because, for many, it is a religious […]

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Labour and Jews: Many things are true

It is distressing to see the hurt and division caused by the anti-Semitism row that is splitting the Labour Party. Accusations are flung back and forth people, but more than one thing can be true at the same time. I would suggest that the following things have elements of truth in them. CORBYN’S PAST. The […]

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