Selecting our MPs at local level would be one way to ensure Labour remains in tune with its members, writes SOLOMON HUGHES

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Chris was elected on the same manifesto as other Labour MPs.Now speak up for it please or zip it.


Labour MP for Nottingham East Chris Leslie was not a happy bunny after the General Election. In spite of the ‘Corbyn surge’ that reversed the effects of 21 months of disloyal right-wing MPs, an unprecedented, relentless media onslaught, increased the number of Labour MPs by thirty when the party was predicted to lose up to one hundred – and increased Leslie’s own majority from just under twelve thousand to almost twenty thousand – Leslie couldn’t abandon his ridiculously anti-Corbyn position.

Two days after polling day, Leslie spoke to the BBC to talk of missing open goals and, ludicrously, to imply that Labour would have done better with a different leader:

That prompted a serious – and brutally frank – smackdown by former front-bencher Clive Lewis, who called the former Shadow Chancellor ‘a sad, lonely, bitter man’ and warned him he was putting himself in a ‘pretty difficult place’ for his…

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Victory for Unite!

FELICITY COLLIER finds Chingford Labour is delighted at backing from world legend

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Go get him Ronnie.You’ll be doing every disabled persona a favour.


Chingford-Labour gain!

Tories cocking up Brexit good and proper.They are making it up as they go along.


Remember when Theresa May claimed the UK obviously wanted her and the Tories at the Brexit negotiating table – you know, being strong and stable and all that?

That went out of the window with the election result, then down the toilet when she was reduced this week to begging Jeremy Corbyn to give her some ideas – which he slapped down by telling her, as the SKWAWKBOX exclusively revealed before it happened, that she could have a copy of Labour’s manifesto. He even signed it for her:

corbyn manif signed.pngThe absolute absence in the Tory government of anything even resembling an idea, let alone any competence, was laid bare today by a statement by the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier – in which he told listeners that he was still waiting – three and a half months after Theresa May triggered Article 50 – to hear what the UK’s…

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rickb2.pngDisability activist Rick Burgess

Labour member Rick Burgess rejoined the party at the beginning of 2016, inspired by the party’s vision under its leader Jeremy Corbyn – and just missed the retrospective cut-off date imposed by the Labour National Executive Committee (NEC) to be able to vote in the 2016 leadership contest. So he paid the supporter’s fee £25 (increased controversially from the £3 fee the previous year) to be able to vote.

This was no small step – and no small sum – for Rick, who is disabled and also cares for his mum, who suffers from Alzheimers and vascular dementia. Rick himself has been ‘through the mill’ of multiple and punitive disability assessments.

The Labour and social justice movements owe a lot to Rick. He co-founded the WOW Petition which, led by comedian Francesca Martinez, was signed by over 104,000 people and made history by being the first motion brought to…

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