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Members to control candidate selections in 80 marginals this autumn

Originally posted on The SKWAWKBOX:
A crucial victory was achieved by the left at the NEC meeting last week, where Tom Watson’s absence allowed decision to pass that will be welcomed by the vast majority of Labour members. After the…

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For These Small Mercies

Today’s post is unusual in that I began to write it as a normal, diary-type, blog post in which, after writing the first sentence, I recognized its potential as a poem! For that reason, it will also appear on my … Continue reading

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Corbyn’s social media initiative welcome – but enforcement clarification awaited

Originally posted on The SKWAWKBOX:
In an initiative driven by party leader Jeremy Corbyn, Labour has launched a new Social Media Policy document – and it’s one which will be studied eagerly by members who have seen supposed ‘abuse’ weaponised…

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Video: Abbott’s harrowing abuse testimony – and Tory minister’s ‘dismissal’

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Last week, a Westminster Hall debate took place on the subject of abuse endured by MPs. Testimony was given by MPs of different parties about their own personal experience. The debate was attended by Tory…

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Children CANNOT ‘consent’. What the **** is the MoJ playing at?

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Horrendous news reported by the Guardian this morning that the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) – an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has denied compensation to around seven hundred children for sexual abuse they suffered…

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It’s time the government took some lessons in the ethical use of power and influence amid the discussion about abuse

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
?   Irresponsible racist scapegoating discourse and an utter incapacity to join the dots in the media. When Jo Cox was murdered, her killer shouted “Britain First” – the name of the political party formed by former BNP…

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Video: at last blairite admits what we all knew – they wanted #GE17 to go badly

Originally posted on The SKWAWKBOX:
It’s long been believed by many Corbyn supporters that the right wing of the party wanted Labour to fail badly in the General Election under Jeremy Corbyn – and by almost as many that they were…

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