Posts Tagged ‘Rotherham By-election’

Respect & UKIP after Rotherham & Croydon: Part 1 – Respect’s last gasp

by Jon Lansman.

Last week, Labour, under Iain McNicol’s effective management, mounted an impressive campaign to defeat the perceived threat in Croydon and Rotherham by-elections from Respect. Though Labour’s continuing failure to develop an anti-austerity strategy and thoroughly reconnect with working class voters still leaves it exposed to some future threat from the left, it won’t come from […]

UKIP’s Foster Care “Scandal”

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

There’s a stench in the air, the stench of opportunism. Rotherham Borough Council’s decision to remove foster kids from a couple on the grounds they are UKIP members has caused something of a stir this. Farage has been dribbling his outrage over the airwaves, describing it as “typical of the bigotry you get from the Labour […]

Respect: two, three, many Bradford Wests?

by David Osler.

I am unsure what punishment sharia law provides for honey glazing married ladies. But I hope Lee Jasper checked this point out before accepting the Respect nomination for the Croydon North by-election this week, if only for his own safety. Meanwhile, the redoubtable Yvonne Ridley is running on the same ticket in Rotherham, and from […]

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