Posts Tagged ‘Hilary Benn’

Taking a closer look at Hilary Benn’s “electrifying” speech

by David Pavett.

Hilary Benn’s Commons speech in the Syria debate on 2 December has received high praise from right wing politicians and the media. It has been variously described as “one of the great speeches of the House of  Commons” (Phillip Hammond), a “tour de force” (Tony Blair), “electrifying” (Andrew Rawnsley in the Observer) and “politically elevating” […]

Benn speech: a fine masterclass in dressing up an intellectual and political collapse

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

It doesn’t take much to be Labour’s leader-in-waiting these days. There’s David Miliband, failed leadership candidate and proud former owner of a 0.5% contact rate. Dan Jarvis is another – a distinguished military service makes him a front runner regardless of what he says and does. And there is Hilary Benn, the man who electrified […]

The Blairite ultras would lead Labour to surrender. They must be stopped

by Owen Jones.

I never thought I’d say but it but, Christ, I don’t half know how Thatcher felt. Until her administration came and put the ‘Great’ back into ‘Great Britain’ (and all that), post-war Britain was a picture of despair for Maggie. The Tories had capitulated to the political settlement established by Clement Attlee’s 1945 government, with […]

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