Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn have stepped back from frontline politics – both think their brands of socialism will win in the long term.

The former Labour leader claimed, in the aftermath of a crushing election defeat, that the Left had “won the argument”. Does he have a point? Are young socialists no longer “growing out of socialism” like their parents and grandparents? Could socialists be beaten at the ballot box but shift the overall debate?

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, joined Kristian Niemietz – author of IEA bestseller Socialism: The Failed Idea That Never Dies – and IEA Head of Communications Emma Revell to discuss the likelihood of a long-term shift to socialism.

 And you can download Socialism: The Failed Idea That Never Dies, for free, here: iea.org.uk/publications/socialism-the-failed-idea-that-never-dies

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Who Is On Question Time? Tonight?

George is back…

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Boris Confirms Britain is Past the Peak of Coronavirus

A rather out-of-breath Boris told the country at today’s press conference that Britain has officially passed the peak of Coronavirus and we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. Using classic Boris imagery…

The Government also released this useful public information film explaining the Government’s fifth requirement for relaxing the lockdown – ensuring the reproduction rate of the virus stays below 1.0. They’ve branded it ‘Project R’…

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NHS Hires £45,000 Manager of Performing Arts

As Britain braced for Coronavirus in early March, South West Yorkshire Partnership got their priorities straight by hiring a £45,000-per-annum arts and health programme manager, who is responsible for Calderdale’s Living a Larger Life programme, the mission statement of which states:

“Happiness and love. Pain, longing and loss. Reconciliation and redemption. Our sense of self and our way of connecting to ourselves and to others at an emotional level. That is what art in all its forms can help us with. Art can heal us. Art can help us to tell new stories which will take us to new places, and art can help us to tell the old stories in a way that connect at a deeper level”

Guido can well imagine all those NHS diversity managers could well need to do some art after a stressful day of, well, organising pronouns or doing whatever they do …

If you are lucky enough to get hired by the NHS for the role, you will be in charge of

  • visual and performing arts, including crafts, dance, film, literature, music and singing, as well as the culinary arts, gardening and sports
  • Concert halls, galleries, heritage sites, libraries, museums and theatres
  • Incorporating incorporate social inclusion, value diversity, enhance cultural expression

Colonel Tom’s fundraised £30 million could pay for one ‘arts and health manager’ per constituency…

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BBC Finally Admits Communist Union Organiser Assisted with Panorama

After must obfuscation from the BBC Press Office, the corporation has finally admitted that the communist trade union organiser Nigel Flanagan was contacted by Panorama during the programme’s production. Initially the BBC’s statement ignored Flannagan completely. When pressed further by Guido they issued a non-denial denial:

“On Nigel Flanagan, I can tell you that we talk to a wide variety of people in the course of our journalism, but none of the interviewees on Monday’s programme was sourced via him.”

Finally this afternoon the BBC has now admitted that the production team had in fact spoken with Flanagan, telling Guido “We’re not denying the production spoke to him.” They do, however claim that “none of the interviewees came via him”.  So why did they speak to him in the first place, and why did they not address this in their initial statement?

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Sunak’s £35 Million Subsidy to the Corporate Media

The Treasury has just announced that UK newspapers will receive up to £35 million in additional government advertising revenue as part of its COVID-19 communications campaign. The digital spend is splashing out on some of our rivals.* Guido is glad to see that Canary editor-in-chief comrade Kerry-Anne Mendoza is the beneficiary of the taxpayers’ largesse. Rishi Sunak proving once again that the Tories are committed to media plurality…

*No taxpayers are harmed in the production of Guido, none of the team have been furloughed. Nor have we noticed any government advertising coming our way…

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