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Oct 4, 2017, 11:31 AM
Conferences over. Now work begins
If you were perplexed at the last General Election as to where to put your X then you will be rather more frustrated at the next round. The Corbyn-May choice is still a likely re-run and for a variety of reasons. Labour, at conference, confirmed...
Aug 10, 2017, 11:39 AM
Time to wake up to this terror funding scandal
Media reports on the Manchester and London Bridge attacks left no one in doubt about the serious intent of terrorists. Ironically, the very prominence of the news coverage provides the terrorists with one of their stated aims, which is to undermine normal life and society....
May 3, 2017, 11:51 AM
Those who can’t support Corbyn may vote tactically
Is it conceivable that the opinion polls could possibly get it wrong in forecasting Theresa May continuing as prime minister or will Jeremy Corbyn defy all the odds to win a mandate to run the country? We are told by the prime minister that it...
Mar 16, 2017, 12:28 PM
Corbyn’s Labour Party leaves too much unsaid
The current parliament has lost none of its acrimony. What is lacking is any sustained leadership from the two major parties. Labour is stuck with Jeremy Corbyn and his extreme left-wing policies and, worse, his poor judgement. Despite what my former parliamentary colleague John Mann...
Feb 28, 2017, 11:38 AM
Harold Wilson’s support for Israel never rubbed off on Gerald Kaufman
Eric Moonman served as a Labour Party MP alongside Gerald Kaufman for nine years. Here he recalls a distinguished yet obstinate academic who mercilessly lambasted Israel and its leadership. Gerald Kaufman was a loner. He wasn’t a part of any parliamentary group or cabal. I...
Nov 8, 2016, 4:45 PM
Let’s get together to cut Corbyn’s wriggle room
This year may well be defined as when British Jewry and its representative organisations fought an onslaught of anti-Semitic attitudes and campaigns in Parliament, campuses and many public organisations with renewed vigour. Prejudice and anti-Semitism are hardly new phenomena and I too had my share...
Jul 19, 2016, 2:05 PM
Corbyn’s Labour Party more closely resembles fascism than socialism
The frenetic state of the Labour Party and the continuing struggle for leadership has distressed many Labour Party members but also a growing number in the country. As a former Labour MP, I am increasingly asked: “When will it all end… what can we do?”...
Eric is a former Labour Party MP