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May 19, 2017

The manifesto’s focus on education is preoccupied with the need to increase education spending and to make education affordable for all learners (such as through the abolition of university tuition fees and reintroduction of the Educational Maintenance Allowance). Thes...

June 16, 2016

Ever since a teen-ager, I have supported the idea of a Socialist United States of Europe. As a UK government negotiator, I subsequently took part in many talks in Brussels.  In my time, it was largely a case of detailed ad hoc bargaining: “You give me this and I’ll giv...

April 22, 2016


Jeremy Corbyn is a hostage on the issue of the EU. His current 'warts and all but let's stay in please' posture is  because he's been forced into such a stance by the corrosive spine of Labour MPs who opposed his election as leader, remain deeply hostile to him and ha...

April 4, 2016


In a speech to the party conference in October, Gaitskell claimed that Britain's participation in a Federal Europe would mean "the end of Britain as an independent European state, the end of a thousand years of history!"



Tony Benn, for the Labour party, pro...

What a difference half a year can make!


Back in September 2015, just after it had been revealed that Jeremy Corbyn voted for Britain to leave Europe in the 1975 referendum, The Telegraph printed the following:


“The admission from the hard-left MP who is expected to be...

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The popularity, in the General Election, of the UK's first post-EU manifesto

June 13, 2017

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