Has Labour's anti-semitism row put Corbyn's leadership in jeopardy?

Posted by Peter Black on Peter Black
Sat 30th Apr 16 - 22:32

With unrest growing within the Labour Party as the anti-semitism row seemingly spirals out of control the party's leadership seems powerless to rein it in. The Telegraph speculates that the upheaval has led members of Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet to hold talks with MPs about a leadership challenge. They say that senior figures in the party are now so concerned about the row costing the party hundreds of seats at next week's local elections that they are openly discussing the possibility of an attempted coup following the EU referendum: Tom Watson, the deputy Labour leader, on Friday conceded that the ... (more)

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT REPORT FOR WEST END WARD WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 02 MAY 2016 Fleuchar Street (Eassons Angle to Blyth Street), Blinshall Street (Lochee Road to Douglas Street) and Scott Street (City Road to Glenagnes Road) - closed for 16 weeks for SSE cable renewal works. Thomson Street (Magdalen Yard Road for 100m north) - closed from Monday 2 May for 2 weeks for service connections. Perth Road (at Glamis Road and Windsor Street) - off peak temporary traffic lights on Friday 6 May for Scottish Water manhole repair. Forthcoming Closures Perth Road (West Park Road ... (more)

Leicester Oral History Trail 6: Church Gate

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England
Sat 30th Apr 16 - 21:41

The latest of these recordings deals with what is now a slightly disreputable street. Read about its history in the city council's Church Gate Conservation Area character appraisal. (more)

Rennie: Sturgeon must shred China deal after human rights warning

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice
Sat 30th Apr 16 - 21:11

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie today said that the SNP risks dragging Scotland's reputation through the mud following reports that a Chinese firm at the heart of a controversial £10bn deal with the Scottish Government is tied to human rights abuses. It was reported in today's Herald that Amnesty International named China Railway Group Ltd (CRG) and subsidiaries it controls in a report exposing human rights abuses related to the mining industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It had previously emerged that CRG had been blacklisted for investment by Norway's oil fund over fears that the construction giant ... (more)

April books

Posted on From the Heart of Europe
Sat 30th Apr 16 - 19:36

Non-fiction: 3 (YTD 14) Legacy: A Collection of Personal Testimonies from People Affected by the Troubles in Northern Ireland, by BBC Northern Ireland JN-T: The Life and Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner, by Richard Marson 1491, by Charles C. Mann Fiction (non-sf): 1 (YTD 4) The Folding Star, by Alan Hollinghurst SF (non-Who): 5 (YTD 30) The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis A Princess of Roumania, by Paul Park Whispers Under Ground, by Ben Aaronovitch Gorgon Child, by Steven Barnes Doctor Who, etc: 4 (YTD 15) Short Trips: Life Science, ... (more)

Hillsborough – Copies of the Merseyside 'S*n' appear in newsagents

Posted by Cllr. Tony Robertson on Sefton Focus
Sat 30th Apr 16 - 18:55

The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above. Kind of says it all really. (more)

Saturday reading

Posted on From the Heart of Europe
Sat 30th Apr 16 - 18:54

Current Watership Down, by Richard Adams (a chapter a week) Lila, by Marilynne Robinson The Quarry, by Iain Banks Banewreaker, by Jacqueline Carey Last books finished Het Spaanse Spook, by Willy Vandersteen Next books How Loud Can You Burp?, by Glenn Murphy Walking on Glass, by Iain Banks Short Trips: Monsters by Ian Farrington Books acquired in last week Representing Europeans: A Pragmatic Approach, by Richard Rose Elizabeth I and Ireland, eds. Brendan Kane and Valerie McGowan-Doyle Hamilton: The Revolution, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter Cyprus Avenue, by David Ireland (more)

Which Election Leaflets have you received..........?

Posted by Cllr Darren Fower on Cllr Darren Fower
Sat 30th Apr 16 - 18:40

Residents in Gunthorpe (and no doubt elsewhere) should by now have started to receive leaflets from a range of political parties making a range of promises in order to trick you into voting for them! You've guessed it, there is an election coming. Funny how suddenly politicians are interested in you, eh? Suddenly there is a flood [...] (more)

LDHQ: Labour Crisis templates

Posted by Claire Halliwell on Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors
Sat 30th Apr 16 - 18:32

Just a week out from the election, and the papers are full of stories of Labour splits. Here's a link to some artwork LDHQ have produced to capitalise on this – PagePlus and PDF It features today's headlines and can be delivered in Labour areas or to voters who may switch or at least boycott Labour. It's clear [...] (more)

Blimey! I've been a Councillor for this area for 12 years!

Posted by Cllr Darren Fower on Cllr Darren Fower
Sat 30th Apr 16 - 18:20

Doesn't time fly when you're having fun! On May 5th I'm standing for election to the newly created Gunthorpe ward, which includes 2/3's of the previous South Werrington and North Gunthorpe ward, along with some bits from the old Paston ward. And, it's dawned on me that I've now been representing the Gunthorpe area, since [...] (more)