Posts Tagged ‘Chuka Umunna’

Labour MPs put internal divisions on public display again

by Hounslow Momentum.

This article from the Hounslow Momentum website expresses a widespread alarm at the behaviour of the 50 Labour MPs who chose to make a very public display of Labour disunity. Being the website of a local group it discusses a local MP who chose to support the Chuka Umunna amendment. Similar points can and should […]

What Chuka Umunna’s amendment showed us

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

“We will scrap the Conservatives’ Brexit White Paper and replace it with fresh negotiating priorities that have a strong emphasis on retaining the benefits of the Single Market and the Customs Union – which are essential for maintaining industries, jobs and businesses in Britain. Labour will always put jobs and the economy first.” There you […]

Chuka Umunna’s partial olive branch

by Michael Meacher.

In his speech yesterday Chuka Umunna appeared to be offering from the Blairite faction of the PLP an olive branch of reconciliation. If this is the correct interpretation, it is a useful and welcome one, although he made it conditional on Jeremy Corbyn showing flexibility on EU, NATO, Trident renewal, and tax (unspecified). I don’t […]

Chuka is wrong – Jeremy Corbyn can win over the electorate

by Patrick Smith.

This morning Chuka Umunna warned the Labour Party that “we’re running around stamping our feet, screaming at the electorate when ultimately what we need to do is meet people where they are at.” He went on to say that Jeremy Corbyn did not have “a politics that can win.” The problem with this approach to […]

Don’t let Chuka take us back to not-so-New Labour

by Barney McCay.

In less than 36 hours after Ed announced his resignation, Chuka Umunna launched his leadership bid. The news, for many on the left, hammers home just how disastrous Thursday’s defeat was. We had woken up on May 7 expecting a Prime Minister to take office in the coming days who genuinely bucked the trend. Miliband, unlike his counterparts, […]

Now Chuka Umunna accepts £2,500 from tax dodger advisers

by Jon Lansman.

As is reported in the Times (£) today, Labour’s shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna,  accepted and received a fortnight ago a donation of £2,500 for the running of his personal office from chartered tax advisers Signature Tax whose website describes its services as “a progressive tax planning boutique delivering tailored tax solutions to individuals and organisations internationally“. According to their website, […]

Chuka Umunna takes on the Blair mantle

by Jon Lansman.

Most newspapers and the BBC this morning carried a story based an in interview with Chuka Umunna in GQ (Gentlemen’s Quarterly) – “Brown ‘cuts’ denials hurt Labour’s credibility” as BBC News put it. As I write this, the issue of GQ is not yet out (as I embarrassingly discovered after wasting £2.50 on the September issue) […]

How Labour could still save the Royal Mail from privatisation

by Conrad Landin.

It was all quite a shock. On Friday, as the government announced that potential shareholders in the privatised Royal Mail were already lined up, campaigners were pre-occupied with the ballot for an anti-sell off postal workers strike. A strike that will now come after the post has been privatised, if the government has its way. […]

Blue will never be the new Red

by Andy Newman.

The “Blue Labour” agenda associated with Maurice Glasman has generated considerable discussion, and the recent interview with Progress shows that there is an element of iconoclasm from Glasman himself, where he expresses deliberately provocative positions, for example lamenting that the current generation of trade union leaders don’t match up to Sir Ken Jackson, or suggesting that […]

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