blame the media

Is the mainstream media biased against Corbyn? (Daily Politics, 28 September 2016)

Looking at broadcasters and print coverage of Labour and Jeremy Corbyn with director of the centrist Labour group Progress, Richard Angell, and US-based Bhaskar Sunkara, who founded the Jacobin magazine, which offers “socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture”.


Daily Politics with Andrew Neil
1.30pm, 28 September 2016

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10 unanswered questions from the Beckett Report

If we don’t ask the right questions, how will we get the right answers?

First published on the Staggers

2015 was painful for Labour. A winnable election in which we failed through decisions, not destiny, to win. Like 2010, had Labour made the right choices, both of those elections could have been very different. Every year of the 21st century so far could have been under a Labour government. Now the pattern of the 20th century looks to be taking hold: Tory rule punctuated by short spurts of Labour.

It does not have to be this way, which is why the unasked – let alone unanswered – questions of the Beckett report must be confronted. I have 10 such questions – one for every seat we won from the Conservatives in May – that need to be addressed, quickly. (more…)