Hilary Benn’s Barnstorming Syria Speech

And in full:

Listen: Leave.EU’s Official Anthem

Let the river run,
Let all the dreamers
Wake the nation.
Come, the New Jerusalem.

Silver cities rise,
The morning lights
The streets that meet them,
And sirens call them on
With a song.

Its asking for the taking.
Trembling, shaking.
Oh, my heart is aching.

We’re coming to the edge,
Running on the water,
Coming through the fog,
Your sons and daughters.

We the great and small
Stand on a star
And blaze a trail of desire
Through the dark’ning dawn.

It’s asking for the taking.
Come run with me now,
The sky is the colour of blue
You’ve never even seen
In the eyes of your lover.

Oh, my heart is aching.
We’re coming to the edge,
Running on the water,
Coming through the fog,
Your sons and daughters.

It’s asking for the taking.
Trembling, shaking.
Oh, my heart is aching.

Were coming to the edge,
Running on the water,
Coming through the fog,
Your sons and daughters.

Let the river run,
Let all the dreamers
Wake the nation.
Come, the New Jerusalem.

Well, it’s certainly different.

Ken Confronted With Victims’ Families’ Views on 7/7 Slur

This is the spectacularly awkward moment when Ken Livingstone was confronted about his claim that the 7/7 bombers “gave their lives in protest at Iraq” by the families of the victims. One calls Ken “a stupid man who just wants to upset people”, a second says “he is legitimising terrorism”. Ken replied that they shouldn’t believe what they read in the media. Classy.

UPDATE: Birmingham MP Jack Dromey has called on Jeremy Corbyn to sack Ken Livingstone for “legitimising” terrorism.

McDonnell Forced to Condemn Millions of Deaths Under Mao

You know your response to the Autumn Statement hasn’t gone to plan when you’re being forced to condemn the millions of deaths under Mao live on BBC News…

McDonnell Wipes Mao From Official Video of Speech

Just when you thought today couldn’t get any worse for John McDonnell, he decided to tweet out a video of his response to the Autumn Statement. Yet mysteriously, when he starts his section on China, the film oddly fades to black and then skips forward a couple of minutes. McDonnell’s team wiped his Little Red Book section from their official record. Forget Mao, that’s more Stalinist…

H/T @nigelfletcher

John McDonnell Quotes From Mao’s Little Red Book

In his surreal response to the Autumn Statement, John McDonnell genuinely got out a copy of Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book and started quoting from it, before throwing it at Osborne. Was it Seumas Milne’s copy

Flashback: Guido v Tim Yeo

Guido versus troubled Tim on Newsnight:

And chasing him all the way to Kent:

Enjoy Tim Yeo’s greatest hits here

Alan Johnson Kicks Off at “Middle-Class, Intellectual” Left Unity

Worth watching Alan Johnson kick off at weirdy beardy Left Unity nut Simon Hardy on the Daily Politics. “All you’ve done is print out your leaflets despising the Labour Party…”

Vid via @liarpoliticians

Corbyn Skewered With His Own Words on Defence

The PM announced £178 billion of investment in new defence equipment before dropping one or two bombs on Corbyn. These are the Labour leader’s views on defence, reported by the Sun:

“Why do have to be able to have

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Miliband Burned By Jim Naughtie

Ed Miliband was talking Corbyn on the Today programme this morning:

Miliband: “I’m not gonna be

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Andrew Neil v Islamist Scumbags

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Diane Abbott Confronted With McDonnell Photo

How best to deal with the John McDonnell clusterf*ck? Send Diane Abbott onto the Daily Politics to defend him, of course! Diane began by insisting McDonnell never signed the ‘disband MI5′ letter and that the story “may well […]

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