Here’s What Strong and Stable Actually Looks Like

Jeremy Corbyn’s Election Leaflets Show How He Has Campaigned On The Same Issues Since 1983

An historic archive of Jeremy Corbyn’s election campaign leaflets, provided to BuzzFeed News by the University of Bristol, reveals how the Labour leader is fighting the 2017 general election on the same issues he cared about in 1983.

In 1983, Jeremy Corbyn stood for parliament for the very first time.

Jeremy Corbyn stood for parliament for the very first time (1983)

“I believe an MP must stand up and be counted when required; that is why I voted against the Iraq War and have always stood to protect Civil Liberties.” (2005)

Many more examples via Jim Waterson’s BuzzFeed News article here.

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Choose Between Cruelty or Compassion

June 8th will be a simple choice between Tory cruelty or a new era of compassion.
Three new pro-Labour memes to share…

The choice on June 8th is between cruelty or compassion.

The choice on June 8th is between cruelty or compassion.
There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.

One of the greatest failures in life is to believe those who tell us success in impossible.

One of the greatest failures in life is to believe those who tell us success in impossible.

Labour for the Win

Labour For The Win

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Matthew Edwards and The Unfortunates

Currently receiving enthusiastic airplay on BBC 6 Music, here’s a preview from Matthew Edwards and The Unfortunates new long player, Folklore. More soon.

Release date: June 2nd 2017
Label: Gare Du Nord Records
Video by BAFTA award winner: Jonathan Hodgson

Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates album "Folklore" released on Gare Du Nord Records on June 2nd 2017

Folklore by Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates – Gare Du Nord Records

Daily Mirror review Folklore by Matthew Edwards and The Unfortunates 2017/05/26

Daily Mirror review Folklore by Matthew Edwards and The Unfortunates 2017/05/26

updated 16:13 26 May 2017

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Tories BOW to wealthy antiques dealers and DROP ban on elephant ivory in manifesto

The most powerful UK antique traders association is the British Antique Dealers’ Association – whose president is Tory MP and pal of Theresa May, Lady Victoria Borwick.

The most powerful UK antique traders association is the British Antique Dealers’ Association – whose president is Tory MP and pal of Theresa May, Lady Victoria Borwick.

The Killer Handshake

Foxes, badgers, robins and now ELEPHANTS: hidden manifesto plan by Tories to allow ivory trade

Under David Cameron the Conservatives had pledged – along with other UK political parties – to put into place a ban on ivory trading. This follows bans by China, the US and other important ivory trading countries to end domestic trades in ivory by the end of 2017.

But there is no mention of the ban in Theresa May’s Tory 2017 manifesto. Sneakily, the Tories have decided to DROP their previous commitment to introducing a total ban on ivory trade in Britain. This comes after heavy pressure from wealthy antiques traders who have been lobbying Teresa May hard to drop the ban on ivory.

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Via Pride’s Purge ~ an irreverent look at UK politics – tompride.wordpress.com

The Conservative Party is corrupt to the core – make them pay June 8th.

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Propaganda and the UK Press – Who Owns The Media?

Over 3/4 of the UK press is owned by billionaires with vested interests. This is NOT news it's propaganda. #wakeup #jc4pm

Over 3/4 of the UK press is owned by billionaires with vested interests. This is NOT news it’s propaganda.
#wakeup #jc4pm

Britain has one of the most concentrated media environments in the world, with 3 companies in control of 71% of national newspaper circulation and 5 companies in command of 81% of local newspaper titles.

The hacking scandal and its aftermath demonstrated how that power has been used nationally, whilst at local level community after community is losing the means to publicly hold power to account.

Urgent reform is needed to reclaim the media in the interest of the public.
Who owns the UK media? – Media Reform Coalition

Who owns the UK media – report plus appendix (2015)Download (pdf 2.52 MB) the Media Reform Coalition’s latest ownership report on Who owns the UK media?

Update: Also read…

Post-Democratic Broadcasting by Tom Mills London Review of Books

John McDonnell leaves reporters speechless after tearing apart their bias at a live press conference [VIDEO]

A BBC Radio listener has caught the broadcaster dead to rights in its pro-Tory bias

updated: 16:34 20 May 2017

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