Instead of choosing their own insurgent who defined himself as a democratic socialist, Bernie Sanders, they chose the establishment- personified figure, Hillary Clinton. How dumb was that?
Clinton had lost touch with the traditionally Democratic white male worker. Her liberal views on immigration and trade might draw enthusiastic liberals in the big cities, but many workers in the rust belt perceived her to be ignoring their economic interest.
This is not about whether Article 50 should be triggered. It is about when and how it happens. As Keir Starmer, Labour's Shadow Brexit Secretary said recently, it's not about the 52% who voted Leave or the 48% who voted Remain. It's about the 100% who will be affected by the actions the Government takes - or does not take - from now on.
The pace of technological change is increasing. Which means some paradigm shift might be accelerating towards us, about to transform our lives in even more dramatic ways. To unexpectedly (mis)quote Donald Rumsfeld, right now, we don't know what we don't know. But that doesn't mean we can't shape our own future or control our own destinies. The Tories will leave all this to chance because they are ideologically wedded to outdated orthodoxies about the primacy of the market. But that isn't an adequate response to the tidal wave of change that is about to wash over us.
We live in dangerous times. And only the left, reunited and reinvigorated, with a clear plan on how it can genuinely improve the lives of those left behind by globalisation, can save us.
What is clear to me is that something has to give. Things cannot be left like this. If they are, we will never have the full truth about Hillsborough, former miners will die without any sense of resolution and the poison of decades-old misdeeds will carry on dripping down the years.
We are in a phoney row about Parliament, the Judges and Article 50. And it is getting dangerous. Everyone needs to calm down. Theresa May must not get caught up in this manufactured hysteria. The Prime Minister has an opportunity to show some leadership and start trying to build a consensus. She must seize it, not make matters worse. To read some newspaper headlines, you'd think the Judges had just blocked Brexit. They've done nothing of the sort. To hear some Government Ministers talk, you'd think Parliament was about to vote to overturn the referendum result. It won't... Then why all the fuss?
What a mess, the twists and turns of Brexit must seem bewildering to those outside Britain. "Brexit means Brexit" has been The Prime Minister's catchphrase. As catchphrases go, it is not a bad one. However, now the judges have told her that Brexit means what the British parliament says it means.
Being a member of a party is not like being a fan of a football team. It's not enough to buy a season ticket, go to matches, and moan when the manager makes the wrong decision. We are the first eleven. Whether you feel like the the centre forward or the goalie, we've all got an active role to play, and it's our duty to win. And I don't even like football.
The High Court decision this morning ruling that Parliament rather than the Crown has the power to trigger Article 50 has unleashed fevered politicking on all sides. Unsurprisingly, fanatical Brexiters like Suzanne Evans of Ukip - who immediately railed against "activist judges" on Twitter - and the Daily Mail - apparently furious that one of the high court judges might be an "openly gay fencer" - went straight for the judges' jugulars. What misleading and dangerous rubbish.
t is still underfunded, and hopefully the prospect additional funds will be raised during the Third Reading, but it is a step, perhaps only a small step, in the right direction. Charities have accomplished truly incredible feats with limited resources, but now the government needs to take some responsibility.
It is over five years since David Cameron stood at the despatch box and announced the Leveson inquiry would begin... Today Secretary of State Karen Bradley announced that the Government is delaying Part Two of the Leveson Inquiry yet again.
There are few things in politics that are truly shocking. But Home Secretary Amber Rudd's decision to deny any Inquiry at all into the incidents at the Orgreave coking plant in 1984 and subsequent events definitely falls into that category. There was widespread disbelief and anger on the Opposition benches following the announcement... This denial of truth and justice cannot stand. The OTJC will not simply go away. Trade unionists, the labour movement, and all those who believe the state should not be above the law will continue this fight. And Labour in Government will grant a full public Inquiry on day one in office.
Long term we need to address the issue of participation, increase BAME membership to the Labour Party an work to achieve support for Labour's principles and policies amongst BAME communities.
An inclusive labour market is one that finds the right job for those who can work. The Tory government has focused solely on getting people 'off-flow', forcing them into any job to bring down claimant numbers, or none, for example, as a result of sanctions.
Managing the Labour party in a United Kingdom general election is surely one of the most difficult campaign jobs in British politics. The daily media ...