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Corbyn and Courts

Parliament had a strange atmosphere last week. When sharing a lift or standing in a queue with Labour MPs I found them to be amazingly frank about their new leader and what this means for their Party’s future. One ruefully told me how the ‘Corbynistas’ are so certain of the purity of their ideology that they find it harder to accept differing views within the Party. He well remembered the 1980’s when left wing infiltrators in his local party tried to deselect him. Being a so-called ‘Blairite’, he shook his head sadly, reflecting that under the now reviled Tony Blair, Labour won three general elections...

The Refugee Crisis

Like most people who have written to me in recent days, I am pleased that Britain will be taking an increasing share of the refugees. I am pleased because, like the Prime Minister and millions across the country, I was moved beyond words at some of the images flashed across the world showing scenes of unbearable tragedy. Our innate humanity demands the time honoured phrase that, “something should be done”...

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