Mike Gapes

The NEC's Decisions Bode Well for Jeremy Corbyn in this Leadership Contest

Sam Harrison | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

The Establishment in the Labour Party has become entirely and dangerously detached from its activists. Hopefully, when their more purist notion of the membership returns Corbyn as leader once again, they will accept this as the verdict of the "long-serving members", acknowledge that their impressions and preconceived ideas have been wrong, and begin to unite behind the leadership against the government.

A Labour MP Hails 'Seven Day A Week' NHS After Saving His Life

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Politics

A Labour MP who has just spent two months in hospital has paid tribute to the NHS for saving his life - and dismissed Government suggestions doctors, ...

The Labour Right Has Become Everything It Ever Hated

Sam Harrison | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

Not for thirty years has the Labour Party been so deeply and so publicly divided. The war metaphors are out in force, MPs flagrantly denigrate their leader in the newspapers, on the television, and in the kingdom of fluttering fatuousness that is Twitter.

'Odious Trolls' Attack Hospitalised Labour MP For Backing Syria Air Strikes

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK

The bitter internal battle within the Labour party over Syria airstrikes has hit a new low after Mike Gapes was targeted by so-called Jeremy Corbyn su...

'I AM LABOUR I AM LABOUR! Get it?' Mike Gapes Is Mad As Hell With The Corbynistas

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Politics

Labour MP Mike Gapes had clearly had his Weetabix this morning when he logged on to Twitter. The Ilford South MP, who has served in the Commons sin...

Kurdish Questions in the Commons

Gary Kent | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Abiding by international norms is what most governments do unless and until those norms can be amended and Abadi should understand that without a truly fresh start, pro-Kurdish voices will become louder.

Arm the Kurds

Gary Kent | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The Commons returned this week to a major statement from Prime Minister David Cameron on several international crises including Iraq. Denouncing Isil barbarism, he defined his position as providing equipment to the Kurdish forces and supporting US military air strikes...

Learning the Wrong Lessons From Iraq in Syria

Gary Kent | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

It is rare for an opposition to stop a government and, given its angst over Iraq, Labour heralded it as a triumph for multilateralism. It also chimes with most British people who, like the Americans, are weary of foreign entanglements.

Foreign Policy on the Fringe of the Conferences

Gary Kent | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Leon Trotsky, not someone I usually quote, once said that people may not be interested in politics but politics is often interested in them. British people may be wary of foreign interventions but foreign crises can profoundly affect domestic politics. The suffering that we see every day in Syria won't go away and will have to be addressed, sooner rather than later.

Young People Are Receiving Their Usual Bad Press

Caroline Mortimer | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK Politics
Caroline Mortimer

Young people are so often demonised by the public and the right wing media we have got to the point where we no longer care. We aren't young people, , we are 'youths', the 'dregs' of society.