Cummings, in a nutshell

Above: Cummings legs it from Downing Street, 27 March (Sky News) So it's clear that Cummings will survive: Johnson is simply to scared to sack him (as the brilliant Marina explains: Anyone who imagines his defence of Cummings is born of loyalty is unfamiliar with the concept “Boris Johnson”. This is actually a simple story: … Continue reading Cummings, in a nutshell

The grovelling “anti-elitist” poseurs at the service of Cummings and Johnson

Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images Whether or not Cummings survives the exposure of his blatant breech of the government's lockdown rules (and, possibly, the law), remains to be seen. Whether Johnson's incoherent but adamant defence of his svengali will enable him to "Trump it out" with the orchestrated cry "time to move on", also remains to … Continue reading The grovelling “anti-elitist” poseurs at the service of Cummings and Johnson

Tim Martin: Britain’s most despicable boss

Picture: Henry Nicholls/PA Wire/PA Images OK, there's a lot of competition for the crown, but  the title of most despicable boss in Britain surely goes to multi-millionaire Tim Martin. Plenty of other 'captains of industry' (Sports Direct's Mike Ashley and Inios' Jim Ratcliffe spring to mind) are plainly greedy, reactionary and thoroughly unpleasant human beings, … Continue reading Tim Martin: Britain’s most despicable boss

Sabisky: Johnson stands by a racist

Above: two creatures of Cummings' The significance of the Sabisky affair is not so much the ignorance and eccentricity of this particular Cummings protege, but the fact that Johnson refused to comment. He plainly intended to follow the Trump example, and simply ignore "liberal" outrage. The charlatan-PM's spokesman repeatedly refused to say whether his boss … Continue reading Sabisky: Johnson stands by a racist

Long Bailey’s choice of a Stalinist is enough to rule her out

From the Times, 21st December: The frontrunner in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn has appointed a self-proclaimed Stalinist to organise her campaign for the leadership. Rebecca Long Bailey, the shadow business secretary, has turned to Alex Halligan, who was instrumental in Mr Corbyn’s successful leadership campaign in 2015. Her move is understood to have … Continue reading Long Bailey’s choice of a Stalinist is enough to rule her out

Johnson’s Channel 4 absolute melt

By Elliot Chappell (LabourList) Last night, Boris Johnson threw his toys out of the pram. According to an anonymous Tory source, his party threatened to review Channel 4's license after the broadcaster refused to allow Michael Gove to substitute for him in the climate debate. He also bizarrely sent his dad along to argue the case. That's … Continue reading Johnson’s Channel 4 absolute melt

Keep Galloway out: vote Labour in West Bromwich East!

Gangster chic for Galloway: how appropriate ... The loathsome Red-Brown poseur George Galloway, friend of dictators everywhere, is standing as the pro-Brexit (and supposedly pro-Corbyn!) candidate in West Bromwich East. The scumbag announced his candidature well before the constituency's MP Tom Watson stood down. Watson, of course, was not popular on the Labour left and positively hated … Continue reading Keep Galloway out: vote Labour in West Bromwich East!