BBC journalist John Pienaar asked Tory Party chairman Patrick McLoughlin yesterday if the party hands out Smarties to ministers every time they use the phrase “strong and stable leadership.”
“I’ve heard it so often it rings in my ears,” said Pienaar.
Monday 24th Apr 2017
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
WHEN Theresa May says that the general election result is “not certain” despite opinion polls giving the Tories a huge lead, for once her words can be taken at face value.
She would prefer it were otherwise, but she knows that she called the election on opportunist grounds,...
Saturday 22nd Apr 2017
JEREMY CORBYN’S Church House speech lays bare the political chasm between his vision for the people of Britain and Theresa May’s defence of the powerful and wealthy.
For all the Tories’ chat about making big business pay its fair share of taxation and tackling...
Friday 21st Apr 2017
SHOULDN’T a friend have suggested to Theresa May that adapting David Cameron’s tired rhetoric about “a strong economy, strong defence and strong, stable leadership” might not be a good idea?
He plugged the line constantly because it meshed with the “nice...
Thursday 20th Apr 2017
The Conservative record in office is one of disaster for this country – and Labour's policies are consistently popular. We need to get the message out
Tuesday 18th Apr 2017
TURKEY’S constitutional changes endorsed in Sunday’s referendum threaten to take that country further down the road to fascism.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will assume sweeping new powers with which to pursue his authoritarian, neoliberal and Islamist agenda.
AS THE dust clears on the “mother of all bombs” dropped on Afghanistan we might reflect on the senseless horror caused by 16 years of the “war on terror.”
The long-suffering country was the first to fall victim to the “new American century” as the...
Saturday 15th Apr 2017
“BRITAIN doesn’t have to be so meek.”
Jeremy Corbyn’s vision for a stronger and fairer country outlined in Doncaster yesterday is a breath of fresh air because it challenges the helpless pessimism that pervades our political life.
For decades we have...
Friday 14th Apr 2017
CONSTRUCTION workers demonstrating against the exploitation of their foreign comrades and undercutting of local pay and conditions deserve our support.
The principle Unite and GMB members are fighting for — equal pay for equal work in the same place — is a no-brainer in...
Thursday 13th Apr 2017
BORIS JOHNSON loves to tell the story of how he rescued a young woman threatened by a mugger, by riding his bicycle full pelt into a blind alley and bellowing: “Be off, you blackguard!”
The story, almost certainly only true in Johnson’s imagination, concludes with the...
Wednesday 12th Apr 2017