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Is Keir Starmer Going To Bankrupt Labour?

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You will probably not know this, and it’s not your fault if you don’t as it is a rarely reported fact, but the largest annual income the Labour Party has ever achieved was in 2017 when Jeremy Corbyn was the leader of the party. Corbyn tripled Labour’s membership to almost 600,000 members, making Labour the largest political party in western Europe. During his tenure a highly successful funding model developed with unions, members and a very large number of small amount donors contributing to the party. As a result of the generosity of all those groups, by 2018 Labour was richer than the billionaire/millionaire/corporation funded Tory party. An additional and important benefit of Labour’s accounts being in such rude health was that it protected the party from the inevitable corruption caused by political parties taking money from wealthy people and corporations. This type of corruption has been noticeably prevalent during the Covid pandemic. Hugely profitable contracts worth billions of

Don’t Bring Out The Branson - Applaud The Heroes Of Today Instead

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I  have to admit, I quite admired Richard Branson when I was much younger, I think. I can’t actually remember why I admired him, maybe I’m confusing him with Pierce Brosnan. But now when I see Mr Branson I feel much like I do when Keir Starmer suddenly and unexpectedly pops up on the 6 O’clock news - it is like a deep sense of unease, as if someone is trying to wring out my vital organs before doing a moonwalk on my grave.  Now let’s get this “politics of envy” bullshit out of the way first of all.  Mr Branson can earn whatever he likes, but that doesn’t stop us from pointing out the fact that he, or any of the other 2,755 global billionaires with a combined wealth of more than $13 TRILLION - do not make a billion, they take a billion.  According to Forbes, Branson is worth $6 billion USD (£4.3 billion) - and is number 478 on their real-time list of billionaires, as of July 2021.  Branson lives on Necker Island, which is part of the British Virgin Islands, around 1,000 miles southeast

Turnout For Turner And Keep Unite Left

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It was only a few weeks ago that I put together a couple of blogs in support of Howard Beckett’s candidacy to become the next General Secretary of Unite the Union.  Well in excess of 25,000 readers have read how I truly believed Howard was the best person for the job.  He had a brilliant team behind him - people I’ve known and trusted for years. It was truly grassroots-led, the campaign electrified the contest, Howard changed the entire landscape of the competition, and I was absolutely privileged to do my tiny little unofficial bit.  Steve’s campaign graciously acknowledged the strength of Howard’s own campaign. It’s important to remember, Steve and Howard are both good people, good friends, and they’re both unashamedly left-wing. See, when I put those blogs together I purposely didn’t go in on the other left-leaning candidates, because I knew there was a good chance I would end up supporting one of the other candidates.  And that’s where we are now.  Whatever your thoughts of Howard,

Labour Comes “Home” With A 7% Loss - Now Project That Nationally

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The spin coming from Labour HQ over the last 48 hours has been quite remarkable, even by their ‘standards’.  Yes, the Labour Party managed to pull off an unexpected victory in Batley and Spen, but this was a hollow victory.  The Labour vote collapsed once again. Despite coming up against an invisible Tory candidate, and the public backlash from the Matt Hancock affair, the Labour vote plummeted by 7.4%.  So, imagine going into a general election and your overall vote drops by more than 7%.  It would be a bloodbath. Labour would be lucky to walk away with 100 parliamentary seats, and Starmer would’ve completed his mission to destroy any chances of a Labour government for at least the next 25 years.  Are we *still* celebrating losing 7% of the vote? Get real. No gains were made. This was simply about clinging on to a seat that Jeremy Corbyn comfortably won twice.  Starmer’s Labour has no realistic ambitions for government.   How can they when they are jumping up and down with glee becaus