The Battle for Labour: Is the Party Over? (video)


Last night saw an unusual broadcast media double from the BBC’s Panorama and Channel 4’s Dispatches teams – two documentaries, both predicting the death of the Labour party, on the same night and almost the same time. Here are both … Continue reading

James O’Brien v Labour’s progress and Jeremy’s Corbynistas (video)


Once every 6 weeks or so, since Jeremy Corbyn assumed the mantle of the Labour leadership, James O’Brien has hosted a phone-in where he has invited supporters, the so-called Corbynistas, to call in and try to prove or explain why … Continue reading

Q&A: Can Corbyn revolutionise the financial sector and the Bank of England? (video)


Anastasia Nesvetailova, City University London Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn this week unveiled his new team of economic advisers. He hopes they will help build a set of policies capable of countering the narrative of belt-tightening austerity which delivered David … Continue reading

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart unpacks the UK general election Part 2 (video)


In the second part of Jordan Klepper’s examination of the UK general election for The Daily Show, he considers the differences between the UK and the US approach to issues and accidentally discovers  (and nails) UKIP‘s Tea Party style irrationality. Warning: Contains … Continue reading

Jon Stewart unpacks the UK general election Part 1 (video)


Jon Stewart explains the UK’s general election to America. From our news media’s “devastating case of CNN-itis” and the Conservative party’s popular message of “a heady mix of grinding austerity and the killing of small furry animals” Stewart points out … Continue reading

Support for the Nazis and Andrew Wakefield, spurious and dangerous health ‘advice’, misogyny, racism and anti-Semitism. When is Paul Dacre going to apologise to the British people for the Daily Mail? (video)


So the Daily Mail’s editor, Paul Dacre, is at it again. Attempting to smear leading members of the Labour Party with innuendo based on events that happened over 30 years ago and for which the most critical accusations are either … Continue reading

Nick Clegg’s moral manoeuvrability: power at any price (video)


Today Nick Clegg said to the Liberal Democrat’s conference that the LibDems are “not here to prop up the two-party system“. Really? The first clip above (all videos are best watched in full screen for subtitle readability) is Lord Razzall, former Chair of the Liberal Democrats’ Campaigns … Continue reading