Tag Archives: jeremy corbyn

  1. Winning in Putney and losing in Durham North West sums up the failures of Labour’ campaign.

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    December 13, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Among the many results in this election that showed how Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have redrawn the electoral landscape …
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  2. Boris Johnson refusing to be interviewed by Andrew Neil was an avoidable own goal for the BBC

    December 4, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The BBC has to be impartial. Therefore, what it does shouldn’t swing an election. To have interviewed and aired the …
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  3. On the question of alleged anti-semitism in Labour

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    December 2, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Us Jews are meant to be united on the question of whether Jeremy Corbyn, and by extension the Labour Party, …
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  4. Labour’s ‘kitchen sink’ manifesto shows they don’t think they will win

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    November 26, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    I’ve read the Manifestos so you don’t have to. Kudos to the Labour party, who have been completely honest about …
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  5. Why Corbyn’s neutral Brexit stance IS leadership. Particularly compared to David Cameron.

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    November 25, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    At last Jeremy Corbyn has explained his Brexit position in a way that makes sense. On the BBC’s Question Time …
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  6. Johnson vs Corbyn #ITVDebate post-game…unlikely to have changed anyone’s vote – apart from to other parties

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    November 20, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    This was more an election soundbite clash rather than a debate. The candidates didn’t listen properly to each other so …
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  7. Why it is so hard to predict who will win tonight’s #election2019 debate

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    November 19, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Boris Johnson has an enormous amount of experience of debate, having been President of the Oxford Union. Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t. …
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  8. The Cost of Corbyn – the lies and false assumptions prove the @Conservatives are scared

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    November 14, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Conservative Party’s assessment of Labour’s spending plans betray a massive lack of confidence in themselves. They are full of …
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  9. Question for Labour – who exactly is in ‘the many’?

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    November 11, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

      Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign launch asked the question of whose side everyone is on – the many or the few. …
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  10. Why the SNP might make all the difference

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    November 7, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    If the Tories do not win a majority, the SNP will likely be involved in supporting or creating the next …
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  11. Why Labour’s Brexit Policy is so difficult to understand

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    November 6, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The reason why people don’t understand Labour’s Brexit position is because…it’s difficult to understand. Jeremy Corbyn himself says it ‘really …
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  12. Why Jeremy Corbyn may be the right Labour leader but at the wrong time

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    May 28, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    When Corbyn was elected in September 2015 nobody could have known how much Brexit would matter. Corbyn’s indifference to it …
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  13. Why Carillion may be the final death knell for an entire economic model

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    January 22, 2018 by Paul Goldsmith

    You know someone’s lost the argument by the arguments they use. In this political age it is either when they …
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  14. Is it time for Theresa May to call the DUP’s bluff on Brexit?

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    December 5, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    In 1968, Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson warned the trade unions that if they didn’t accept his relatively modest changes …
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  15. Why Labour will go into the 2022 promising to reverse Brexit

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    September 28, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell are sharing many things at the moment. For the purposes of this blog is their …
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  16. The McDonnell Amendment to change Labour leadership rules shows a fear of democracy

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    September 25, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Labour conference is expected to vote on a change in the leadership rules that would require candidates to have …
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  17. What Jeremy Corbyn could learn from Trump’s Charlottesville dissimulation

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    August 21, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Obviously it is highly dangerous for me to compare Jeremy Corbyn to Donald Trump. But in some areas their tactics …
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  18. Corbynism is impossible within the Single Market

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    July 27, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    In 1986, Jeremy Corbyn voted against the Act of Parliament that created the EU Single Market. He saw it as …
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  19. ‘Writing off student debt’ – maybe the Corbynistas are right about the MSM’s fake news

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    July 21, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    I’ve never been a big fan of attacks on the ‘mainstream media’ (MSM), which have often come from Corbybistas upset …
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  20. So, are Tories wicked, wrong, or neither?

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    July 3, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    In a very interesting article in the Sunday Times, Dominic Lawson opens with a tweet from Marcus Chown, who has …
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  21. Corbyn’s rhetoric sounds good, but does it help those most in need?

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    June 29, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Jeremy Corbyn’s ability to receive rapturous applause in an echo chamber whilst saying exactly what people want to hear continues …
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  22. The Conservatives need to step back and think again about their future leader

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    June 26, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    There’s something going a bit wrong with the discussions taking place around the leadership of the Conservative Party. People are …
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  23. The 2,227 votes that are why Labour are pushing for another election

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    June 21, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Labour insiders are at the moment arguing that they are on an election footing right now. They will be gearing …
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  24. The surprise University turnout explained

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    June 16, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Hidden amongst the wailing and gnashing of teeth within the Conservative Party at the incompetence and arrogance of Theresa May …
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  25. The audacity of hope vs the cowardice of fear

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    June 11, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The 2017 General Election campaign involved the rejection of Theresa’s May view of what 21st century Toryism should be. It …
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  26. How well did Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour actually do?

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    June 10, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    They lost. They did better than people expected but they lost. Among the crowing at what happened to the complacent …
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  27. What your choice means at this election

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    June 8, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    I am an unashamed centrist. I vote for what works. It gets me into ‘trouble’ with people who have far …
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  28. London Bridge provides us with so many questions to which we have so few answers

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    June 5, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Yesterday morning my two kids (aged seven and nine) were building things with Jenga blocks. We had just watched the …
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  29. The folly of the Tories parking their tanks on Labour’s Government power lawn

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    June 3, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    In the aftermath of her loss to Donald Trump, some commentators pointed out that Hillary Clinton might have won had …
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  30. Why Labour Party figures need to know their figures.

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    June 2, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Is it important to remember the cost of your policies when your main opponent hasn’t any costings at all? Well, …
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  31. YouGov poll predicts a hung Parliament – could it be right?

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    June 1, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Polling is a dangerous business. No-one predicted the Conservatives’ majority in 2015 and the EU Referendum result came as a …
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  32. Corbyn vs May..when poetry met prose

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    May 30, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Of course, this wasn’t really Corbyn vs May, as the latter has refused to debate the former directly. Instead, first …
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  33. Jeremy Corbyn on foreign policy: why you should read it before commenting

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    May 29, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    I am prepared to bet good money that many of the people who responded negatively to Jeremy Corbyn’s foreign policy …
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  34. Time to reconsider what Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘support for the IRA’ means?

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    May 27, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The sudden focus on what Jeremy Corbyn has said and done regarding the issue of Ireland is unsurprising. It has …
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  35. VAT on Private School fees to fund free school lunches for Primary pupils – the devil’s in the detail

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    May 20, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The idea, introduced by the Labour Party, of putting VAT on private school fees to fund free school meals for …
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  36. Labour’s manifesto – bold and offering a clear choice about how we want to live

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    May 17, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    I have to admit to developing a bit of a crush on Labour’s manifesto. It is bold and it offers …
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  37. The unintended consequences of raising corporation tax

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    May 15, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Recent research found that in 1979, when Margaret Thatcher took over the country and the economic model changed, the workforce …
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  38. If Jeremy Corbyn moves the Overton Window, it’s good for democracy

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    May 14, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

      Over the next week, the party manifestos are going to be published (or in Labour’s case the second, agreed …
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  39. Why Corbyn could stay if Labour lose – part 2

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    May 9, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The aftermath of the Labour’s landslide General Election defeat in 1983, on the back of a hard left-wing manifesto that one …
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  40. Why Corbyn could stay if Labour lose – part 1

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    May 8, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The general consensus is that Jeremy Corbyn will resign as Labour Leader on June 9th. Some in the Labour Party …
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  41. Theresa May – just not debate-able

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    May 2, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    From the very start of this General Election campaign, Theresa May has insisted that it is about who leads this …
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  42. Jeremy Corbyn’s morals and principles would make him an unpopular populist

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    April 22, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    I met Jeremy Corbyn once. It was at my wife’s Auntie Angela’s 90th birthday party. It was a Sunday in …
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  43. Four plus two reasons why Theresa May wants to hold the election on 8th June

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    April 19, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    There are many good political and constitutional reasons for Theresa May to have an election right now. She was always …
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  44. Why Labour MPs are right to act now

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    June 29, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    Last Friday, the day after the EU Referendum, I suggested that now was not the time for the Labour Party …
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  45. 5 thoughts on one of the most momentous days in political history

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    June 24, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    David Cameron did the right thing…this morning – Three and a half years’ ago, with Labour in the ascendancy under …
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  46. EU Referendum – How Damian McBride’s tweet suggests secret support of Labour leadership for Leave

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    June 5, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    One of the problems with tweeting on mobile phones is that you can make a slip with a tiny movement …
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  47. EU Referendum – the Labour leadership hate Tories more than they love the EU

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    June 1, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    I Labour leadership have been almost silent during the EU referendum campaign This amplifies Tory divisions, which could lead to …
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  48. Jeremy Corbyn and the EU – it’s complicated

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    April 19, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    Understanding Jeremy Corbyn’s position on the EU Referendum is at the same time difficult and easy. The truth is that …
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  49. Jeremy Corbyn and Stop the War come as a pair – why that matters

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    January 6, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    Jeremy Corbyn’s relationship with Stop the War is transparent and he should continue it. But the organisation itself must bear …
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  50. Five things that might happen this year in politics 

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    January 3, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    Out of the EU, with Scotland out of the UK, Javid PM and Khan London Mayor, Corbyn out and Trump …
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