JOHN McDONNELL’S insistence that the EU referendum decision must be respected is the only stance expected from a democratic politician worthy of the name.
Yes, constitutionally, Parliament is supreme and the referendum was described as advisory only, but for MPs to ride roughshod...
Saturday 2nd Jul 2016
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
REMAIN supporters deployed an argument in the EU referendum that a Leave vote would inevitably usher in a Boris Johnson-led government intent on igniting a bonfire of human rights.
The Left Leave (Lexit) counter-argument was that defeat for David Cameron government’s Remain...
Friday 1st Jul 2016
FEW Labour MPs have cited specific policy disagreements when venting their spleen at their party’s elected leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Resignation letter after resignation letter from shadow cabinet dropouts said the party could not win under him, attacked his leadership style or...
Wednesday 29th Jun 2016
JEREMY CORBYN’S resolution to stand in any leadership contest despite the results of yesterday’s vote by MPs is as admirable as it is correct.Corbyn has been placed under extraordinary pressure over the past few days because parliamentary colleagues have decided Labour...
Tuesday 28th Jun 2016
WHILE the Star went to press before last night’s fraught Parliamentary Labour Party meeting, a leadership election appears very likely.
It will be a vote “that none of us wanted and … we shouldn’t be having,” in the words of shadow cabinet resigner Lisa...
Monday 27th Jun 2016
- RALLY FOR CORBYN OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT TOMORROW AT SIX PM
- 200,000 sign petition
- Labour tied with Tories in latest opinion poll
Sunday 26th Jun 2016
posted by Ben Chacko in Editorial
THE adage that there are decades when nothing happens and weeks where decades happen probably needs updating after the last 24 hours.
Hostility and antipathy towards the EU as an institution has been growing as its neoliberal character has become more and more evident.
Saturday 25th Jun 2016
THANKS to several recent investigations, searching questions are more and more being asked of Britain’s aid policy and the Department for International Development (DfID).
On the surface, and in politicians’ rhetoric, the Tories showed a solid commitment by enshrining in...
Friday 24th Jun 2016
TOMORROW we decide whether or not Britain should remain a member of the European Union.
We decide in a referendum called by the right, the accidental result of David Cameron’s botched attempt to appease his own backbenchers with a proposal he thought he’d never have to...
Wednesday 22nd Jun 2016
RAIL bosses have been caught bang to rights with the exposé of their secret plans to get rid of train guards in Scotland.
Papers which dismissed conductors as a “weak link” on trains who made operators more vulnerable to industrial action are “in no way a...