It will not have been lost on many observers that the seemingly endless line of nationwide Labour Hustings have been consistent with a party that looks set to back a radical redistribution of power and opportunity away from the clutches of Whitehall.
After 47 years and 30 days, the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union will end at 11pm tonight.
“50 years from now, Britain will still be the country of long shadows on county (cricket) grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers, and – as George Orwell said – old maids bicycling to Holy Communion through the morning mist,” said former British Prime Minister John major in 1993. Interestingly, this was his vision of Britain in Europe. However, does his view of English county grounds reflecting the British character still resonate nearly 30 years on?
Hate crimes in Manchester tend to rise in line with general elections, Greater Manchester Police data suggests – information obtained by MM which shows that the number of hate crimes – defined by the CPS as hostile behaviour motivated by a victim’s ‘disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity’ – rose in the month of, and the months immediately following, a general election between 2010 and 2019.
In October, the sentencing of nine pro-independence leaders to between 9 and 13 years by the Spanish Supreme Court for their role in the referendum reignited the clashes between independence protestors and the authorities.
There seemed to be a different atmosphere down at ACC Liverpool at the first in a line of hustings which will take place before the next Labour leader is announced on April 4th
MM’s Gemma Corby writes why, in what feels like a really rubbish version of Sesame Street for adults, her commute from Liverpool to Manchester is usually brought to her by the words ‘cancelled’ or ‘delayed’.
The Corbyn experiment has been going for four years now where Labour has moved unapologetically to the left. While he has successfully grown the party membership especially among young people, two electoral defeats and being on the losing side of the Brexit referendum must signal that this experiment has failed.
A number of days have passed since the hope of a progressive country that protects its most vulnerable and funds the basic social systems required in order for its citizens to survive was consigned to history.
Roughly 40 protesters turned out to demonstrate the landslide re-election of the Conservative party in St. Peter’s Square last night. MM’s Doug Whitbread was there…
This Christmas will not be a happy one for Jeremy Corbyn, whose four-year leadership of the Labour party has seemingly been buried once and for all.