Flashback: When Corbyn Wanted a Free Vote On Military Action

Jeremy Corbyn has denied Labour MPs a free vote on air strikes against ISIS targets in Syria, instead telling the BBC that they “would have to consider it as a party, consider as a group”. How times change…

Back in 2013, the then backbench rebel said MPs should be allowed a free vote on military interventions in a Commons debate marking the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war:

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On something so fundamental as they deployment of armed forces, a free vote is the right thing to do…”

Socialist With An iPad

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John McDonnell has had his Harold Wilson moment today, or at least he wants you to think he has. The Shadow Chancellor is unveiling his latest plans for a technological revolution in socialism, moving on from Wilson’s “white heat of technology” to the slightly less inspiring “socialism, but socialism with an iPad“:

“How we work is changing. Shifts in technology are opening up new possibilities. The spread of information technology, in particular, with the long-term decline in the cost of computing power has created opportunities that simply did not exist before. Airbnb, for example, simply could not have existed before the internet. It does not own or rent rooms itself. It provides a space through which others can do so.”

Yes, John, Airnbnb, an online rent lodging service, could not have existed before the internet. Finally a McDonnell statement we can all agree on…

Hattie Does Her Bit For Deficit Reduction

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Harriet Harman is looking to take on a new Parliamentary Assistant. Fresh-faced, budding bag-carriers have however been disappointed by the paltry salary on offer. IPSA decree that the minimum salary for a London-based Parliamentary Assistant – a mid-ranking job which is senior to a secretary or even a senior caseworker – should be £23,000-a-year. Penny pinching Hattie is offering just £19,000, a wage more typical of a junior caseworker or junior secretary. At last Labour embrace “the cuts”…

UPDATE: As has been pointed out by many of our right-on readers, assuming a 40-hour week, that is less than the “Living Wage”.

Burnham Serenades Labour Fangirls

Andy Burnham seemed to be enjoying himself last night when he graced conference goers with an impromptu rendition of The Beatles’ ‘I Saw Her Standing There’.

The song opens with the lines:

Well, she was just 17
You know what I mean
And the way she looked was way beyond compare
So how could I dance with another
When I saw her standing there

Is Burnham making a play for the Millifandom crowd?

Nandy Backtracks on Energy Nationalisation

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Labour’s Shadow Energy Secretary and rising star Lisa Nandy has today distanced herself from Jeremy Corbyn’s calls to take the big six energy firms into public ownership. Speaking today, Nandy said that:

Jeremy and I don’t want to nationalize energy…we want to democratize it…There should be nothing to stop every community in this country owning its own clean energy power station…generating power and heat for their own use.

In little over a month Labour’s gone from nationalising the big six to installing solar panels on school roofs. Are there any Corbynites that will stick to their guns?

 

Corbyn Orders McDonnell: ‘Give ’em a Wave’

Guido’s top lip-readers have been hard at work and have spied Labour’s new leader fussing over his Shadow Chancellor after his speech yesterday. Leaning in, Corbyn orders McDonnell to ‘give ’em a wave John’…

So much for ‘straight talking, honest politics’, devoid of spin…

Corbyn Gives Cameron His Blank Cheque

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Earlier in the week Corbyn would not commit to campaigning to remain in the EU, insisting “we can’t just give Cameron a blank cheque whatever he comes back with“. Speaking to Laura K on BBC News last night, he repeated the blank cheque line. This afternoon he has just emailed this to Labour MPs:

“Labour will be campaigning in the referendum for the UK to stay in the European Union… regardless of the outcome of the Government’s renegotiation.”

His first major u-turn. What will he sell out on next?

H/T Jack Blanchard

Where Eagle Dares… to Hire Unpaid Interns

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Here is Angela Eagle slamming unpaid internships during the election campaign:

She could not have been clearer about them:

“Let me assure you, we will legislate to stop this happening, and everybody – whether it is our own party or any other part of the country – will have to make sure there is a level playing field for interns, so those that don’t have deep pockets or rich parents can have access to the same opportunities as everyone else.”

So, this advert from Angela Eagle’s campaign asking for two unpaid interns must be a mistake then?

She calls them ‘volunteers’, but Guido will let you be the judge on whether this sounds like a job or not:

Responsible to the Field Operations Co-ordinator, the post-holders should have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, provide leadership and have excellent organisation skills and attention to detail.

You will be required to work on:

  • Capacity building
  • Volunteer mobilisation
  • Event organisation
  • Liaising with local Labour parties
  • Social media
  • Policy inquiries  
  • Administration of an efficient campaign office
  • Entry of data
  • Other tasks as requested by campaign staff

Please note this role continues until the close of voting in the Labour leadership election.

The Angela Eagle for Deputy campaign values equality and diversity, and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

“Let me assure you…”

Yet Another Burnham Flip Flop

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Last night Andy Burnham told the LBC hustings that he would serve in Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet:

“I would. I would serve the Labour Party at any level that it asked me to serve the Labour Party.”

Iain Dale pushed the […]

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Cooper and Burnham in Corbyn Tail Spin

Cooper says that last night’s poll proves that only she can beat Corbyn, when it fact it says the complete opposite:

“This doesn’t reflect our internal data and significantly understates the huge number of members and supporters giving Yvette their

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Norman Smith’s Interpretive Labour Car Crash Dance

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Don’t Panic“, Norman Smith told Victoria Derbyshire this morning before he launched into a remarkable accurate interpretive dance analysis of the Labour Party’s rift over the Welfare Bill vote.

Best thing on the show yet.[…]

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Roll Call of Shame: Labour’s New Mental Legacy

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So, here is the full list of fruit-loop Labour MPs who voted against fiscal realism, otherwise known as the Welfare Reform (Work) Bill:

Diane Abbott
Debbie Abrahams
David Anderson
Richard Burgon
Dawn Butler
Ann Clwyd
Jeremy Corbyn
Geraint Davies

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