Team Corbyn Blast BBC “Character Assassination”

Last night’s particularly punchy Panorama special asked if Corbyn believed Iraqis had the right to kill British troops:

Corbyn refuses to answer the question…

It wasn’t just tin-foil hat wearing Corbynista trolls crying establishment stitch up. His top team are furious:

Look forward to the Panorama specials on Yvette Cooper’s links to Brownite thugs and Liz Kendall’s Progress shame… or not…

Dave Blasts Corbyn’s “Friends” Hamas and Hezbollah

Corbyn caught the Speaker’s eye after Cameron’s statement, but ignored the RAF drone strike and instead asked a question welcoming our “new relationship” with the brutal terror-sponsoring regime in Iran. Dave couldn’t resist a dig at some of Jezza’s “friends“:

“Iran is a still a supporter of terrorist organisations like Hamas and Hezbollah, which I know he describes as friends but I see very much as enemies…”

If you listen carefully, at the end of Jezza’s question you can hear Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke sarcastically heckle: “he’s good“. Will their next exchange be across the despatch box?

Sadiq and Diane Set For Corbyn’s Cabinet

As Guido revealed in yesterday’s Sun on Sunday, super-confident Jeremy Corbyn has prematurely decided who he wants in his Shadow Cabinet. Sources close to the campaign say Corbyn asked his leadership election agent, fellow hard-left MP John McDonnell, to draw up a list of names a few weeks ago. There is a physical list in existence, one Labour source who has seen it claims Sadiq Khan and Diane Abbott’s names are down: “Jeremy said he would form a broad church and consider a wide range of views, but this list is far from that. Instead, it’s just all the usual suspects.” Jezza rewarding them with frontbench jobs in return for their nominations…

Stella’s Posh Totty Fan Vote

Tom Watson is going to win by a country mile…

Hamas Endorse Corbyn

It’s the endorsement everyone wanted. Hamas’ deputy foreign minister Ghazi Hamad tells the Telegraph:

“I find that [Corbyn] has very good sympathy and support for the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian struggle and he is frankly against the occupation, against the racist policy of Israel… According to his statements, I feel that he could be very close to the Palestinians, the Arabs and to the Muslims. He supports all the right things in the world regarding freedom, justice, dignity, the right of people under occupation to get their national rights… If he really became the head of the Labour party, he can make a big change to the image of Britain because people here in Palestine feel that Britain has a historical responsibility, in giving Israel the golden chance of establishing their state on the account of the Palestinian people.”

He then called on a future Prime Minister Corbyn to delist Hamas as a terror organisation. Anything for a “friend”…

Cooper Finally Savages Corbynomics

It has taken until this late in the contest, but finally someone went for Corbyn. Hard.

The audience roared wildly… for Corbyn’s response… 

84% Say Corbyn Won Sky Debate

It would appear to be all over if this is in any way representative…

Sky News Labour Leadership Debate Live

Have your say in the comments…

Cooper’s Cross-Party Migrant Message to MPs: “Take a Selfie”

Yvette Cooper has responded to Andy Burnham weaponising the refugee crisis by writing to every single MP, telling them the situation “transcends party politics and the Labour Party leadership election”. See what she did there…

Yvette’s bold cross-party pitch?

“We are writing to you now to encourage you to… Take a selfie with a #refugeeswelcome banner and put it on Twitter and Facebook, encouraging others to do the same.”

Such leadership.[…]

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Burnham Weaponises Refugee Crisis

Andy Burnham just couldn’t resist using the refugee crisis to get one over on Yvette Cooper this morning. Asked about Cooper’s call for the country to take more refugees, Burnham somewhat tastelessly boasted: “I called the day before for Britain to take our fair share”.[…]

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Taiwanese View on Labour Leadership

Those crazy Taiwanese video guys have the best analysis of the Labour leadership election so far:

Corbyn as Jesus is a particular highlight…

UPDATE: Putin’s reaction to Jezza:

Via @asabenn

UPDATE II: Corbyn apologises for the Iraq War:

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Guardian Writer’s Vile Slur Against Falklands Hero

Earlier this week Falklands hero Simon Weston, whose suffered 46% burns and whose face was left unrecognisable after RFA Sir Galahad was bombed by the Argentinians, said that Jeremy Corbyn’s policy on the Falklands was tantamount to “surrender“. This is how regular Guardian writer and editor of the ‘Lenin’s Tomb’ blog, Richard Seymour, responded to the story:

Seymour tells his critics he only had a freelance contract with the Guardian for three years, but he wrote on average at least fortnightly for the paper’s website during 2014. […]

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Anti-UKIP Burnham v Patriotic ‘Purple’ Andy

Internationalist lefty Andy Burnham has UKIP in his sights this morning, vowing to “fight nationalism wherever I find it“:

“Across Europe, we have seen the rise of nationalist parties… And established parties have begun to follow suit. Here in this country, the governing party spent an election playing to English nationalism… As Labour leader, I will fight nationalism – an ugly brand of politics that seeks to divide people one from another – wherever I find it.

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Corbyn: Quoting Things I Have Said is “Cynical” Journalism

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has had a good old whinge about nasty journalists having the gall to point out things he has said in the past. Asked by ITV about those bin Laden comments, covered by all papers, Jez fired back:

“They were quite cynically and deliberately mis-reported… the point I made was it was a culmination of awful events all across the region and I said if they were capable of getting to Osama bin Laden then put him on trial.”

Awwww.[…]

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Owen Jones Wouldn’t Serve Under Corbyn

Liz Kendall turned the tables on Owen Jones in his latest video, asking the baby faced Guardian columnist if he would serve under Jeremy Corbyn.

Liz “Would you take a job in Jeremy Corbyn’s office?”

Owen “No. No.”

Owen also confirmed to Liz Kendall Guido’s revelation that he was asked to stand to be a Labour MP in the last election.[…]

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Burnham: Corbyn Making Excuses For Putin

Jeremy “Can I finish?” Corbyn’s famous temper frayed at this afternoon’s Channel 4 hustings when Andy Burnham accused him of “making excuses for Putin“:

“No I’m not Andy that is ridiculous, that is ridiculous. Andy, Andy, that is ridiculous.”

Burnham has previously threatened to quit Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet if he pushes ahead with his policy on leaving Nato. […]

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