New Corbynistas Can Vote in Leadership Election

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A judge has ruled that 130,000 new supporters who registered since January WILL be allowed to vote in the Labour leadership contest. The majority of those are believed to be Corbynistas. Team Jez will think he’s home and dry…

UPDATE: The Labour Party is apparently going to appeal the judgement. LOLabour…

UPDATE II: Owen Smith says he welcomes the judgement but now wants the leadership timetable extended.

UPDATE III: Labour say they will appeal anyway, wasting more of their members’ money in the courts.




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The FT’s Wolfgang Munchau on the “fake maths” of economic forecasts:

“The truth is that our ability to forecast the future beyond the current quarter is limited… The curse of our time is fake maths. Think of it as fake news for numerically literate intellectuals: it is the abuse of statistics and economic models to peddle one’s own political prejudice… The fakeness of the maths lies in an exaggerated inference. Economic models have their uses, as do opinion polls. They provide information to policymakers and markets. But nobody can see through the fog of the future.”

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