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The homeless shitstorm to come thanks to Kwasi Kwarteng

I have been blogging about government policies and direct links to homelessness for a decade with the austerity policies of bedroom tax, overall benefit cap and Universal Credit and so forth; an esoteric subject that has overnight become mainstream since … Continue reading

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Still no time for Begum, but Starmer finds time to chat with person overseeing process to remove her

Left-wing Muslim MP battling serious health problems has faced both domestic abuse and horrific treatment by local and national party, but Starmer still hasn’t reached out – but finds time to chat with official who knew Begum was ill but … Continue reading

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Who will replace Liz Truss if her time is already up?

The argument is very clear: Liz Truss’s government reckons none of the disasters that have befallen the UK since Kwasi Kwarteng’s ‘fiscal event’ last Friday have had anything to do with what he said and, faced with that ignorance, her … Continue reading

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More ridicule as Jonathan Pie lays into Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget

Truthbombs abound in the latest clip from Jonathan Pie. “The economy is in a worse state than my gusset after a nasty follow-through!” Laugh – and learn: Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel … Continue reading

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Watch “The Labour Files – The Crisis I Al Jazeera Investigations” on YouTube

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As the Labour conference starts, here’s the documentary the party – and media – don’t want you to see

Al Jazeera timed this well. The day the Labour Party conference began, the Middle East news channel uploaded a new documentary, The Labour Files, to YouTube. Here’s the promotional blurb: Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit uncovers the true story behind the “crisis … Continue reading

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Did Truss-supporting bankers make fortunes ‘shorting’ the pound? Insider dealing?

It is being reported that Liz Truss-supporting investors made “small fortunes” as the value of the pound plummeted following the radical Conservative budget announced on Friday. This is deeply concerning because it suggests corruption – that these businesspeople who helped … Continue reading

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Best comments of the day on Creasy’s attempt to shut down chat about her partner consorting with far right

Stella Creasy on David Cameron’s ‘resolutely right-wing’ chums. But it’s different for partner Dan FoxStella Creasy has attempted to shut down comment on Al Jazeera’s footage of her partner Dan Fox – a former Labour Friends of Israel director – … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn opens up about racism allegations against him

Early in this video interview, Jeremy Corbyn states that “to falsely accuse somebody of any kind of racism is a major dishonest and dishonourable thing to do.” To This Writer, that is a welcome claim – but only if it … Continue reading

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‘Act on Forde: Sabotage and Abuse’ will stream live from TWT on Skwawkbox from 3pm Sat 24/9

By arrangement with ‘The World Transformed’, tomorrow’s TWT session ‘Act on Forde: Sabotage and Abuse’ will stream live on the Skwawkbox Facebook page: facebook.com/skwawkbox. The panel, which features a number of those targeted by the Labour right as revealed in … Continue reading

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