Category Archives: UK history

Articles on the Blairite attempted coup against Corbyn and the left

A few articles on the continuing Blairite attempted coup against Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party by Labour Party MPs. They do seem in an awful rush to depose Corbyn … almost as though a clock is ticking. Craig Murray … Continue reading

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Keep them there till they die … well we’re in charge, we’re the totally partisan police … let’s make look it look like a terrrist attack although we’ve had loads of tube incidents signed: Ian Blair

Let’s chose who’s going to live Ian Blair: We’ve got to get the numbers right. We’ve got to pretend that this is a terrrist attack instead of just another dust explosion on the tube. We’ve got to do it for … Continue reading

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Commentary on and analysis of recent political events

The big story today is the current UK coalition government’s attempts to hide the UK’s part in torture and rendition under the Tony Blair government. Despite repeated denials by liar Jack Straw at the time, evidence has surfaced that Tony … Continue reading

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Commentary and analysis of recent political events

That Conservative, illiberal Nick Clegg is keen to do the Tories’ work Clegg leaves the door open to further welfare cuts George Osborne has made it clear that he plans to introduce “billions” more in welfare cuts if the Tories … Continue reading

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Politics news allsorts

Links today – reach your own conclusions. I spared you from a photo of Alastair Campbell. Secret memo shows key role for Blairites in Labour’s election team (Alan Milburn started the privatization of the NHS under Blair) conflicts with David and … Continue reading

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Politics news allsorts

Commentary and analysis on recent UK politics news. Con-Dems continue attack on benefits and Osborne’s autumn statement Discussion of the invention of terrorism and the demonization of Islam and Muslims The Conservative-Liberal-‘Democrat’-Conservative coalition intends to persecute benefits claimants and (poor) … Continue reading

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Blair’s government allowed USA to spy on UK citizens

The Guardian and Channel4 – in a joint investigation – have released documents sourced by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The documents reveal that US intelligence agencies were given far greater powers to spy on UK citizens by UK intelligence agency GCHQ … Continue reading

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Surveillance technology out of control, says Lord Ashdown

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/18/surveillance-technology-out-of-control-ashdown The technology used by Britain’s spy agencies to conduct mass surveillance is “out of control”, raising fears about the erosion of civil liberties at a time of diminished trust in the intelligence services, according to the former Liberal Democrat … Continue reading

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David Cameron orders inquiry into trade union tactics

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/nov/17/david-cameron-inquiry-trade-union-tactics Review condemned as ‘a Tory election stunt’ by Unite union, while coalition tensions emerge over remit David Cameron has ordered an inquiry into the tactics of the trade unions in the wake of the bitter industrial dispute which almost … Continue reading

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No more evasion and prevarication – Britain’s elite must be held to account

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/17/chilcot-inquiry-tony-blair-bush The blocking of the Chilcot report underlines how the powerful shield their activities from the public Henry Porter  … It is the greatest scandal of British public life in a generation, yet Blair and his allies, such as Jack … Continue reading

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Tony Blair kept Cabinet in the dark over Iraq ‘deliberately’ as ministers evaluated case for war in 2003

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tony-blair-kept-cabinet-in-the-dark-over-iraq-deliberately-as-ministers-evaluated-case-for-war-in-2003-8937814.html Members of Tony Blair’s Cabinet were “deliberately” excluded from seeing key documents drawn up by officials examining the case for war against Iraq, a former head of the Civil Service has claimed. Lord Butler, who led the Review of … Continue reading

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The lobbying bill is a gift to union bashers

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/11/lobbying-bill-gift-to-union-bashers-blacklisting Given what we know about blacklisting, the lobbying bill’s demands on union membership lists pose a sinister threat The government’s lobbying bill may be in trouble, but its attack on the confidentiality of union membership records continues in the … Continue reading

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Iraq war inquiry blocked in bid to make Bush-Blair ‘kick ass’ memo public

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/nov/10/iraq-war-tony-blair-george-bush Cabinet Office resists Chilcot’s request to disclose what the allied leaders said in the escalation to war Contents of key conversations between Tony Blair and a bellicose George W Bush, who declares he is ready to “kick ass”, are … Continue reading

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Privatisation, a very British disease

http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/joe-guinan-thomas-m-hanna/privatisation-very-british-disease JOE GUINAN and THOMAS M. HANNA Britain is an extreme oddity regarding privatisation: nowhere else in the advanced world is there such a willingness to sell everything that isn’t nailed down. Time and again the British public is ripped … Continue reading

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The women who sparked the Labour movement

http://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2013/nov/04/women-who-sparked-labour-movement The Match Women of Bryant and May formed Britain’s first women’s trade union and won the right to better conditions. So why do so few know about their achievement? by Lyn Brown, Labour MP for West Ham. … Hearing … Continue reading

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