Anyone but Corbyn
As Ron Paul would say, It's happening! The Labour leadership election has now officially become a race between Jeremy Corbyn and ‘anyone but Corbyn.’
Liz Kendal, who is very much last in the race to become Labour leader, has now said ‘Back anyone but Corbyn.’ Whilst Tristram Hunt tells the Sun Nation that Corbyn threatens the ‘very future’ of Labour. The Independent believes the ‘anyone but Corbyn’ line has now been adopted because ‘moderate MPs fear purge by 'aggressive factional nutters' on the left.’
Most to gain from the ‘anyone but Corbyn’ idea is Yvette Cooper. She yesterday received the backing of Dan Hodges and today got the blessing of former PM Gordon Brown. But let’s face it, they’re all a bunch of Tory stooges.
But only one person has so far got it right on the ‘anyone but Corbyn’ plan. Matthew Hancock writes for the Telegraph ‘any Labour leader will cost British families dear.’ Anyone but Labour then.
TODAY AT CWF
Paul Nizinskyj: Make up your mind, Boris – Boris needs to say what he actually thinks before anyone can get to know him properly as a politician.
Watch – The Spectator has conducted an interview with the great Eric Pickles, who is now the government’s anti-corruption tsar. As always top performance from Eric.
1) David Cameron’s biggest battle of 2015 has yet to come: EU Reform – The Sun Nation
3) Heresy of the week: Conservatives shouldn’t make a hero out of Hayek – Conservative Home
4) Seven reasons print isn’t dead for campaigners – Campaigns and Elections
5) Tips for Boris from imperial Rome – The Spectator
FROM THE ARCHIVES
On this day, 14th August, in 1980 Lech Walesa begins a strike Gdansk shipyard due to the huge rise in food prices in communist Poland. By the 31st of August the Polish government allowed Walesa to start an independent trade union. Striking for freedom, there is a first time for everything.