Lefties Looking Opitimistic, Sounding So 80s

Anti-Blairite pressure group Compass are getting excited and planning for the post-Blair era – they are having a conference where they will “shape and influence a manifesto to change our world over the next 20 years.” Twenty more years? Guido doesn’t think so.

This is the manifesto that Compass is preparing for launch in the Autumn ’06 that you can debate and contribute to at this event. Every workshop and seminar will be asked to prioritise key ideas for inclusion in the most radical and wide ranging manifesto the democratic left has ever written.

The thinkers who will lead us into the future include Polly Toynbee and, err, Billy Bragg. Sounds all so 1987 and well, leftie. So last century darling.

Ed Balls will apparently be there, representing Grumpy Gordon in a sort of benign, non-endorsement hint that his master might be sympathetic to them.

Tip offs: 0709 284 0531

Quote of the Day

Hamas offer only a qualified endorsement of the Labour Party’s leader…

“We Salute Jeremy Corbyn’s supportive positions to the Palestinians, but the issue of him as a prime minister is an internal British issue and we respect the choice of the British people.”


Guidogram: Sign up

Subscribe to the most succinct 7 days a week daily email read by thousands of Westminster insiders.
Hamas on Corbyn Hamas on Corbyn
Fry, Hislop, Merton &Guardian All Mocked Burka Fry, Hislop, Merton &Guardian All Mocked Burka
Corbyn’s Home Pranked By Jewish Activists Corbyn’s Home Pranked By Jewish Activists
Rowan Atkinson on Boris Rowan Atkinson on Boris