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Guardian's BREXIT blog was baiting both parties' constituencies with intrigues most of the day. And left the stinkiest insinuation (Labour backbench whipping defections and purges) at the top of scroll going into evening. That's terrible press.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 at 04:20:34 AM EST
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The Guardian, despite being allegedly leftish, is very hostile to Corbyn, and so is always happy to boost anything which looks like Blairite resistance to anything that Corbyn proposes.

I'm sure they'd be all over TInGe if their coup hadn't so obviously failed.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 at 07:26:41 AM EST
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The Guardian is basically neoliberal, and in fact it's always been known as a left-in-name-only paper, all the way back to the Manchester Guardian days.

The absolute fire-spitting hatred it has demonstrated towards Corbyn gives the game away. It has attacked, smeared, and attacked again a politician who would be considered boringly centre-left in much of Europe.

It's true position is rather curious, but seems to be analogous to the Democratic leadership in the US - a for-profit posture that makes some token left-leaning noises, but is primarily dedicated to the privilege and enrichment of the usual select few.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 at 12:36:48 PM EST
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I disagree on the Corbyn bit actually. His economics might not be particularly radical, but his foreign policy seems to be the real deal. And that makes them mad like nothing else. That is just as true over all parts of the continent I know.
by generic on Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 at 12:40:43 PM EST
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I think they registered as Change UK Independence Group, popularly abbreviated to CUK, for the EU elections.
by generic on Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 at 02:43:02 PM EST
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They'll always be TInGe to me. They're essentially a replacement for the LibDems in the ConDem pact.

The blairite neoliberal rump of the Labour party has left to fulfil its true role of supporting a Conservative Govt.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 at 08:22:43 PM EST
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