UK: Conservatives and Unionists reach a deal over minority government

After weeks of intense talks. British Prime Minister Theresa May stays in power after a deal between conservatives and North-Irish Unionist DUP party. Their Chief-Whips signs a pact which DUP supports a Tory minority government and issues like confidence vote and Brexit.

DUP leader and Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster said the “wide-ranging” pact was “good for Northern Ireland and the UK” but one critic said it was a “straight bung”.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the deal was “clearly not in the national interest”, and Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams said it enabled a “Tory Brexit which threatens the Good Friday Agreement”.

Conclusion: This is a confuse and weak government lead by May.


UK:Jeremy Corbyn said Clive Lewis quitting not a disaster

After UK’ House of Commons approves Brexit Bill. The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faces another row after Shadow Business Secretary Clive Lewis has stepped down yesterday. In interview to BBC Breakfast. Corbyn said Clive Lewis to vote against the Brexit bill was “not a disaster”.

But Mr Corbyn told to BBC that Labour had been right to “respect” the result of last year’s EU referendum.

He dismissed as “fake news” and “absolute nonsense” suggestions that he was considering his own future as Labour leader.

Conclusion: Turmoil times for Labour Party.

Labour wilderness

The crisis on Labour Party is unprecedented. The withdrawal of Chuka Umunna’s bid for the party leadership. The resignation of Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy after he fall in disgrace on wipe out in Scotland made by SNP. What’s it means for Labour Party? How to gain support from Briton which mistrust them since 2010? It moves from centre ground to left wing and frightening voters.

Murphy criticises the trade union Unite leader Len McCluskey to led the party on internal row. The union has criticises for him by taken part to choose Labour candidate in constituency like Falkirk. It was unveiled on 2014. After the defeat on May 7th general elections. Unions is anxious to choose a new leader for Labour. The battle among Labour’s politicians is nasty for the party.

Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper, Mary Creagh, Dan Jarvis and Tristam Hunt wanna to be next Labour leader. The duel between Brownites and Blairites is so intense. How leader should pave the way for new Labour without Blair or Brown ideas. It’s important for the future of the party. Britons wanna confindence from Labour as centre party and not a trade union party.

Ed Miliband made an important reform to elect a new leader by one single vote system which gives the same status for MPs, MEPs and another members of the party. The battle for leadership should be so intense for contenders, not by the media. Chuka Umunna had given up after scrutiny made by British media over his views over economy and other issues like his family.

The main issue is spending cuts and balance the books. It’s important to regain voters could swing to Conservatives in England or SNP in Scotland. Labour divisions is the great trouble for a future leader to solve it. The contenders don’t prepare to lead this party in their wilderness. This is the most difficult moment for it to restore the trust of British people in decades.

New old labour

Labour party is in crisis for not get overall majority on Westminster  if it wins the general elections on next May. Labour leader Ed Miliband still unpopular because he no carismatic or a great idea which reshape UK politics. The fears of another hung parliament scares Tories, Labour and Lib Dem despite the rises of eurosceptic UKIP, Scottish National Party (SNP), welsh nationalists like Plaid Cyrum and Green Party.

The latest from the party is calling the former deputy PM John Prescott. He is essential to avoid wipe out Labour on Northern England overhelmingly UKIP. Miliband appoints him as chief-negotiator on climate change summit in Paris on next December if Labour wins general elections. Prescott has leave the House of Commons in 2010 and he was a great figure of New Labour behind Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

In his column on Sunday Mirror, he said: “My brief is to raise ambition on this crucial issue and I am proud to help the man I hope will be the next prime minister so that together we can help the next generation.” Prescott want to go back for politics to save Labour Party from a disaster on May. Miliband still unpopular until now because he don’t recognises the legacy of New Labour.

This words is a bridge among new Labour and Ed Miliband. Speaking on Labour conference in 2011, Miliband said: I’m not Tony Blair. The centre-left is pursuit their origins without go back to the past. Miliband want his kind of New Labour conquers the minds of unhappy britons. It’s a tough duty for him. He gambles on NHS while Conservative PM David Cameron uses economy like his legacy.

As Gordon Brown don’t run for a seat and Tony Blair don’t taken part on politics since his departure from Downing Street in 2007. The new labour gains a final push on the longest political campaing in British history. Miliband needs supports from the centre supportes like moderate politicians or business leaders. The first step was made when he called Prescott to help him. It’s a new old Labour.

UK: GMB union warns funding Labour could be drop by more than £1million

After Labour party has announced of its reform in relationship with unions. It was very concerns of drop of affiliation fees after the reform. Third largest union, GMB funding could drop from around £2m a year to less than £1m if a plan was adopted by Labour leader, Ed Miliband. It was adopted after Unite, one of the party’s biggest donors, was accused of signing up its members to Labour in Falkirk – some without their knowledge – in an effort to get its preferred candidate selected. 

GMB’s General Secretary, Paul Kenny told the BBC the move could see a 90% drop in the number of members affiliating to the party. He said it will ballot its members on whether they still want to give to Labour in September. “This is an absolute watershed moment – the changes they are about to do will fundamentally change the party’s relationship with trade unions and their members,” Mr Kenny said.

Meanwhile, Ed Miliband said on speech: “I do not want any individual to be paying money to the Labour Party in affiliation fees unless they have deliberately chosen to do so.” Also, he say unions should have political funds “for all kinds of campaigns and activities as they choose” but individual members should not pay Labour any fees “unless they have deliberately chosen to do so”.

He said the changes would have “massive financial implications” for the party, but could raise its membership from the current 200,000 to a “far higher number”. The measures was praised by Union leaders such as Unite’s Len McCluskey and former PM Tony Blair. Well, Miliband was united Unions and politicians.