Posts Tagged ‘Sadiq Khan’

The ridiculous red-baiting of Sadiq Khan

by David Osland.

The news that London Labour activists are working their butts off to secure a victory for Labour’s candidate in the London mayoral elections, on the grounds that Labour electoral success is good news for the leader of the Labour Party, is hardly the stuff of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism. Yet such is the substance of a […]

Labour needs internal democracy to win in London

by Ed Armston.

With campaigning kicking off for the London Mayoral Election it would be easy to forget that Labour’s manifesto is yet to be written. We can all see that winning in London requires a strong set of policies which deal with the issues facing Londoners, particularly housing and transport. As Labour Party members, we understand that […]

Tory candidate Zac Goldsmith should be made to answer tax avoidance allegations

by James Elliott.

On Friday came the least surprising political announcement at the end of a summer full of surprises: That Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston, would be the Tories’ mayoral candidate in 2016. Goldsmith won 70% of the 9,227 votes cast in the primary, more than the other three candidates (Syed Kamall, Stephen Greenhalgh and Andrew Boff) […]

Can you blame Sadiq Khan for wanting his cake and eating it?

by Jon Lansman.

Sadiq Khan was a former radical human rights lawyer and doing a good job as shadow secretary for justice when he also became shadow minister for London, and responsible for running the general election campaign in London. Perhaps it is too much to expect any politician who wants to be London’s mayor to turn down such an opportunity just because […]

Diane Abbott is Labour voters’ choice for London Mayor says YouGov

by Jon Lansman.

In a YouGov poll for the London Evening Standard today, Diane Abbott emerges as Labour voters top choice for London Mayor with 29%, beating Tessa Jowell who topped a similar poll eight months ago but now has 24% (figures exclude don’t knows and those without preference). Sadiq Khan who is said to be Ed Miliband’s preferred candidate (hence his […]

Sadiq Khan: an exercise in self-serving selectivity

by Richard Allday.

Sadiq Khan is Shadow Justice Secretary, Shadow Minister for London, and Labour MP for Tooting. Last week, he wrote a begging letter to UKIP voters, published in that traditional labour movement paper, the Express. Yet again, faced with the choice between defending the interests of the class that supports it at the polls, or the vested […]

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 […]

What should the left say about crime?

by Owen Jones.

Being a victim of crime is no fun. My family’s house was burgled repeatedly when I was growing up. On one occasion – when I was 15 – it happened in the early hours when we were all in bed. I remember hearing the clunking noises downstairs and presuming (with some irritation) that my twin […]

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