I quite like being underestimated because then I can just prove them wrong.
Ahead of my speech opening Labour conference tomorrow I spoke to @thetimes about how my early life shaped who I am, my politics and who I am here to represent and fight for.
In 2020, pro Israel lobby groups and individuals spent over $33 million on funding members of US congress.
Today, US congress voted to give another billion $ to Israel which will give it to US arms company Raytheon and Israeli arms company Rafael to make the Iron dome system.
It’s important to note which progressives buckle under pressure from the Israel lobby because Palestinians are always 1st to be thrown under the bus. But it never ends there. It’s the surest sign those individuals will kneel to other vested interests the closer they get to power.
Go to any diner in Western Pennsylvania you'll surely find everybody talking about how excited they are that the House of Representatives just near-unanimously approved an extra $1 billion in military aid to Israel
How we should be reacting to covid based on evidence as I see it.
1. People who have had covid should live completely normal lives. Their risk from covid is tiny. They won’t spread covid either, so it is very safe to be around them. The evidence on this is very, very clear.
So nice to live in this era of cover versions. Rick Astley as Morrissey. The Labour leadership as 1996. All delivered by performers amazed to find themselves still on stage and audiences aghast at being stuck in the same room, the snakebite and black dripping down their trousers.
The soft left are both spineless and stupid. If the public want bland reassurance then why did so many support Brexit even with it being just an ongoing nightmare? They can never answer that question and so they hide in focus groups.
Message to me from UC Berkeley student who was reprimanded in front of an entire class for daring to take a brief sip of water, in a room full of people who'd already submitted to mandatory vaccination
.@UKLabour is not a club or pressure group. It exists to win elections. Something we failed to do in last 4 General Elections. In 2019 we LOST 59 sets. Most in formerly strong seats. Do you think that people are trying to tell us something? Do we exist for ourselves or for others
New: Am reliably told GMB union offered support for Starmer’s deal on the electoral college if Ed Miliband was removed from the shadow cabinet and the Green New Deal ditched. Hence Miliband bizarrely now against change introduced under his own leadership (1/2)