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- Stop Brexit! Time for the Labour majority to stand up and be counted
- More heresies on the election arithmetic and the manifestos
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- How to vote on Thursday: a minority Labour government would be the best outcome
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- Syria: myths and omissions (with personal postscript)
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- Sarah Wray on 8th March
Hello. My name is Sarah i am the grandaughter of John Barder. Brother of Sam Barder. So Donald Barder and ...
- Peter Martin on 4th August
@Brian, You say: <em>"And secondly, my rough guess is that 10 per cent or more of the votes cast for ...
- Brian on 16th July
Brian replies to Peter Martin: I don't accept for a minute that criticism of the leader of the Labour party, ...
- Peter Martin on 29th June
Brian, Just a couple of years ago you wrote: "I’m prepared to risk the prediction that the Labour party with ...
- Oliver Miles on 22nd June
For the elusive website try https://secure. avaaz.org/campa ign/en/no_deal_ no_brexit_loc/? rc=fb&pv=88
- Brian Barder on 21st June
Brian writes: In reply to Barrie: I agree that terms like "rich" and "wealthy" can cover a multitude of sins. ...
- Peter Martin on 3rd August
I suppose the key concession would have to be on freedom of movement. By far the majority of people in ...
- Kevin Jones on 3rd August
Cameron was dead meat by the time he tried to get concessions from the EU and May is going about ...
- William Spurgeon on 3rd August
I think the EU is prepared to make concessions - in fact, it made concessions to Cameron on migrants' benefits ...
- Acilius on 2nd August
The referendum was a paradoxical idea from the start. Leave was always going on about the importance of Britain's constitutional ...
- Peter Martin on 2nd August
I don't believe it would be too hard to get a majority for staying in the EU, but there would ...
- Don Knibbs on 24th July
Thanks for sharing all of that information. I'm related to Sarah's husband, Edwin George Knibbs.
- Brian on 16th July
Thanks for this, David. I too am lucky enough to be represented in parliament by an excellent and independent minded ...
- Brian on 16th July
Brian writes in reply: Thank you, Martin. I certainly didn't mean to suggest that the Labour party itself is "anti-capitalis t", ...
- David Campbell on 8th July
Our newly elected Labour MP, Martin Whitfield, put his name to the Chuka Umunna amendment. For what it's worth, I've ...
- Peter Martin on 6th July
"substituting his own antiquated and far-fetched view of the EU as a capitalist conspiracy. " Is this a fair representation ...
- Acilius on 13th June
One question we might ask is, which members of parliament want a new election this year? If we assume that ...
- sentinel on 11th June
The most pressing matter is surely Brexit, and in particular the forthcoming negotiations. A hard Brexit now seems to be ...
- Phil on 10th June
Total Commons seats 650, -7 Sinn Fein, -4 Speaker & 3 Dep. Speakers = 639, x 1/2 + 1 = ...
- David Campbell on 10th June
But for the Conservative resurgence in Scotland, Labour would almost certainly have been able to form a minority government. But ...
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