Red Robbo Dead

Infamous trade unionist Derek ‘Red Robbo’ Robinson died yesterday, aged 90. Red Robbo was one of the best-known trade unionists of the 70s, and was involved in around 500 disputes at British Leyland’s Longbridge works. Guido would have said that after Thatcher we’d never see his like again. If Corbyn gets in however…




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Stephen Bush writing in the New Statesman‘s morning briefing…

“The terrifying truth is that the Opposition is too divided – within the parliamentary party, within the trades unions, within the Shadow Cabinet and even within the leader’s office – to be anything other than a veto player as far as Brexit goes, and the party’s whole gambit is really about trying to make that weakness look like a strength. Keir Starmer saying that Labour is “increasingly likely” to vote down the deal is simply a reflection of the fact that the one thing the Labour party will be able to agree on as far as Brexit goes is that Theresa May’s deal is no good.”

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