Rayner Erases Harman & Beckett from Labour Herstory

After yet another leadership election in which every single male candidate ranked higher than the female candidates, Labour women may have been looking on the bright side that at least things can only get better. Feminists may not, however, have been too pleased to see Angela Rayner pat herself on the back during a Zoom conference last night for being elected Labour’s “first female deputy leader”. Margaret Beckett and Harriet Harman would like a word, Ange…

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Grieve: ‘Technically Quite Difficult’ to Block No Deal

Remainer morale has taken another blow this morning as Dominic Grieve all but admitted on Today that he had run out of options to try to block no deal, save trying to bring down the Government altogether. Grieve conceded that “technically that may be quite difficult” to block no deal outright but confirms that he would vote for no confidence in a Government “persisting” with no deal instead, and speculates that newly sacked Cabinet Ministers might join him. Whether the ones with half an eye on their careers really want to usher in a general election in which they’ll all be standing as independents is another matter…

It’s hardly a surprise that Grieve is out of ideas given the laughable “report” written by Margaret Beckett and himself and published by the People’s Vote campaign this morning, which supposedly offers details on ways to stop no deal but in fact reads more like a 17-year-old’s A-level politics coursework. Grieve and pals keep trotting out the line that a second referendum is the “only way out” without ever being challenged on the question of how it changes anything if it just comes back with the same result…

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Beckett: Labour Split Would Be “Big Mistake”

Arch-Blairite Margaret Beckett comes out strongly against the possibility of Labour MPs breaking away to form a new party. Labour split over Labour split…

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McDonnell’s Clause IV Moment

John McDonnell has given a full-throated endorsement of the principles of Labour’s notorious “Clause IV” that committed the party to “common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange” until it was removed by Tony Blair in 1995. Margaret Beckett’s face is a picture…

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