Miliband backs Kendall
David Miliband has come out and given Liz Kendall his backing in the Labour Leadership election. In an article in the Guardian, Miliband described Kendal as having ‘clarity and courage.’
Miliband wrote that “Labour is only successful … when they recognise the difference between knowing your own mind and defining your own reality … The choice is not reform or radicalism. It is reform or Conservatism.”
The Former Foreign Secretary and leadership candidate is on the Blairite wing of the Labour Party. Currently most of the Labour party membership are mocking Blairites as ‘Tory stooges.’ The Spectator has written a very interesting article about the ‘Taleban New Labour’ phenomenon.
It will be interesting to see whether Miliband’s kind words actually help Kendall.
TODAY AT CWF
Cllr James Hockney: A Charter for Bullied School Children – There are 16,000+ children between the ages of 11 and 15 missing education in England because they have been severely bullied (NatCen Report 2011). This figure is likely to vastly underestimate the true picture owing to the way in which local authorities (LA) record their data. Many LA’s do not even record the reason for a child withdrawing from school.
Look to the skies – A massive flypast of 18 Spitfires and 6 Hurricanes will fly over the South East today to mark the ‘hardest day’ of the Battle of Britain. This day in 1940 saw the RAF lose 68 planes in one day. The flypast will remember those men who saved this country from tyranny.
2) Conservative Mayoral candidates on the issues: 1) Heathrow – Conservative Home
3) Are government departments preparing to close down? – The Spectator
4) The best British political insults and putdowns – The Daily Telegraph
5) Why campaigns need to keep their data in a lock box – Campaigns and Elections
FROM THE ARCHIVES
On this day, 18th August, 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment to the US was ratified. This guaranteed the rights of women to vote in all elections. Another victory for freedom.