Tessa Jowell: Labour Can't Become A 'Sect'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Politics

Former Cabinet minister Tessa Jowell has warned Jeremy Corbyn and his allies not to turn Labour into a “sect” which is “obsessed with rooting ou...

Happy Birthday Momentum: It's Time to Grow Up

Leon Spence | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Politics
Leon Spence

A couple of days ago an email dropped into my inbox which took me by surprise. It told me that this Friday Momentum, the group set up by ardent supporters of Jeremy Corbyn to dig in around their man, were celebrating their birthday and they wanted to share some of their achievements.

If We Really Want Change, We All Need to Be Activists

Stella Creasy | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Politics
Stella Creasy

Any form of activism which doesn't have a suggested solution attached to it or resources to make it happen is little more than a displacement activity. And that's the same whether you are in office or in opposition. Protest marches too may make you feel good, but put down the placard and ask where the power lies and how you can access it if you really want to make a difference.

'Momentum' Will Picket This Woman's Fundraiser But Labour MPs Are Having None Of It

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK

Incensed Labour MPs have savaged the Jeremy Corbyn campaign group 'Momentum' over its plans to picket a Blairite council candidate's fundraiser next w...

MP Says 'Rag Bag' Momentum Members Are 'Trotskyists Who Have No Place In Labour'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK

A Labour MP and ex-shadow minister has attacked Jeremy Corbyn's grassroots support group 'Momentum' for being a Trotskyist "rag bag" whose members "ha...

'Corbynistas' V 'Moderates': Students NEC Battle Looms

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s grip on Labour’s ruling body is facing a key test this weekend as the leftwing Momentum movement battles it out with ‘moderate...

The Waugh Zone February 25, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday February 25, 2016… 1) SACK CRACKS No10 has been pretty swift this morning in firmly dissing the...

Labour Urged To Ban Pro-Corbyn Activist Group

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Politics

Labour is facing calls to formally ban the left-wing activist group Momentum amid fears that its members are infiltrators from Trotskyite parties. ...

I'd Never Been Ashamed for How I Look or for Being Proud of Who I Am - Until Yesterday

Frankie Leach | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Frankie Leach

Yesterday, I got Guido'd. Like having your photo posted on Redwatch or in the Daily Mail, this is something anyone politically active on the left may have to deal with at some point. Of course, being a young woman, the attack takes on a specific character...

Question Time Audience Star Appears At Momentum Event

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Politics

The woman who electrified the tax credits cuts debate with an emotional appeal on the BBC’s Question Time has joined Shadow Chancellor John McDonnel...

These Aren't Splinters - They're Roots

Steve Doran | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics
Steve Doran

When it's time to work on something that we all agree on, whether its saying Yes to the EU or No to David Cameron, (neither issues that Tory back benchers seem that unified on...) there is no reason to assume we'll be less effective for all of our partner groups. As a matter of fact, the evidence suggests quite the opposite.

Lets Debate, Discuss and Demonstrate - Not Bully and Abuse

Nadine Houghton | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Politics
Nadine Houghton

Blink and you'd have missed it, last night the UK dropped its first bombs on Syria. Intense media scrutiny however has focused not on this but on the alleged abuse dished out to those Labour MPs who voted with the government in favour of air strikes.

On a Rainy Day in Oldham, A Ray of Hope for Labour

Joe Cottrell-Boyce | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics
Joe Cottrell-Boyce

It's been a horrible week for the Labour party. Obvious disunity and rumours of coups and resignations have tragically eclipsed what should have been two major victories - the chancellors U-turn on tax-credit and policing cuts. It's getting harder to dismiss the impression that the Labour party is engaged in a civil war; the parliamentary party irreconcilably at odds with the pro-Corbyn rank and file.

By Telling Its Members To Lobby MPs To Vote Against Military Action In Syria, Momentum Is No Different From The Old Politics

Owen Bennett | Posted 28.11.2015 | UK Politics
Owen Bennett

This weekend, Momentum supporters have sent 9,000 emails to Labour MPs calling on them to oppose UK bombing of Syria. Despite not being part of Labour, the group wants to influence Labour MPs. I'm still a bit confused about the role of Momentum in this age of the 'New Politics'...

Morgan Freeman's New Film Flopped HARD At The UK Box Office

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

There are films that flop at the box office and then there are films that flop at the box office. Then, in another category underneath that, there’s...

The Waugh Zone November 25, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday November 25, 2015… 1) STATEMENT OF INTENT It’s a big, big day as George Osborne gears up for...

Call Me a Corbynista

Amy Kenyon | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics
Amy Kenyon

Many of you seem at a loss to explain this momentous change in the numbers, composition, and ideas of a newly galvanized grassroots membership. Some of you have been dismissive, even hostile towards us. Please consider, then, just three of the reasons I cast my vote for Corbyn...

Momentum: Building the Labour Movement

Nadine Houghton | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics
Nadine Houghton

If there is the slightest hope that Momentum can invigorate the Labour movement, build an inclusive space for discussion, education and action which ultimately aims to end the austerity agenda of the Tories then from where I'm standing we've got nothing to lose.

A Rumbling of Tumbrils: What Blairite Labour MPs Need to Do to Avoid the Slaughter

John Watson | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Politics
John Watson

The only answer is to go up to the battlements and look again to the West where, as in the best stories, the traduced brother sit in lonely exile. When will he come? Will he be dressed as Batman or as Superman? Will he be wearing lycra or leather? The last question at least is best left to those who enjoy fantisizing about such matters.

Momentum Is Not A 'Shadowy' Group With A 'Hit List' Of Labour MPs, Says Leading Organiser

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Politics

The Jeremy Corbyn-inspired grassroots activist group Momentum does not have a “hit list” of Labour MPs it wants to oust from the party, one of the...

Corbyn and Momentum Should and Will Be Judged by the Ballot Box

Elliott Adair | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Politics
Elliott Adair

Today in my first blog post on my new blog, I have waded publicly into the party debate over Momentum and what it means for the half million strong La...

Let's Stop Thinking About Music in Silos and Recognize the Challenges That All Artists Share

Vanessa Reed | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Vanessa Reed

Why is it that the composers, songwriters and performers who create this independent music are so often perceived as having little in common? Does an upcoming electronica or left field hip-hop artist really have such vastly different career development needs as, for instance, a classically-trained composer?

The Incomplete Package

Belinda Parmar | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

Packaging often gets overlooked but is incredibly important to both men and women - I believe this to be a fatal error. As Apple have demonstrated, packaging is everything. From the look, feel and slow seductive movement of opening the box - you are appealing across all senses.