Op-ed: Less than a year into the first stand-alone Conservative government in the UK since 1997 the writing is on the wall.
When the Daily Telegraph sometimes dubbed the Torygraph by Labour supporters posts a lead story Thursday titled "Britain sacrifices steel industry to curry favour with China" it looks like it is all over and we await the fat lady bursting into song.
The Telegraph piece makes some interesting points whether it is motivated by the upcoming EU referendum or not.
That report says "What we know is that the British government has for the last three years been blocking efforts by the EU to equip itself with the sort of anti-dumping weaponry used by Washington to confront China. The EU trade directorate has been rendered toothless by a British veto. So much for the canard that the UK has no influence in Brussels."
It also says "China has captured 45pc of the UK market for high fatigue rebar steel, from near zero four years ago. The price of hot rolled steel in Europe has fallen to $369 a tonne from an average of $650 from 2009 to 2013. This is why Tata Steel has been losing £1m a day in the UK, not helped by Britain's punitive of power costs."
Stabbed in the back then by the British government.
Jeremy Corbyn, Labour party leader, met with steelworkers this week and is working hard to get parliament recalled unlike Cameron but the question is why are the Tories happy to sacrifice what is one of the UK's last big industries?
Many will ask who is making money out of this and include in those questions the stock market out of Chinese investors.
Then there is Chancellor George Osborne's love affair with China. Still not as close as Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt who married Lucia Guo, who comes from Xi'an in China, in 2009.
Osbornes handed the Chinese the keys to Britain sometime ago in a gamble which has not paid off.
"The British are sacrificing an entire European industry to say thank you to China for signing up to the nuclear power project at Hinckley Point, and pretending it is about free trade," said one official in Brussels bitterly.
Failed budgets by Chancellor George Osborne, David Cameron resorting to true to form Tory bully boy politics in parliament with his carefully dumbed down accent going to the wall as he used a suspect Labour List to strike at the Labour Party, cuts made to child tax credits and benefits for people with disabilities going hand in hand with big pay-outs for the very wealthy of the UK all carried out under claims of austerity measures, a national crisis playing out yet Cameron did not cut short his Easter jolly to Lanzarote and no early recall of parliament from recess as 15,000 jobs look set to be lost.
Tory priorities from day one May 8, 2015, were not pretty. Push through the EU referendum sooner than necessary and overturn the hunting act. The latter is on hold after a public outcry. Sneak in damaging legislation as parliament begins a recess so that it can get through unchallenged and so much more.
At least after the 11th hour Tory business secretary Sajid Javid, who spent Easter at the other side of the World in Australia, finally returned to the UK, but that was only to say 'Nationalisation not the answer' to Tata Steel job losses.
Cameron back in Britain has now echoed that statement but perhaps British Steel should not have been privatised in the first place.
Remember British Steel was privatised in 1988 by the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher. It merged with the Dutch steel producer Koninklijke Hoogovens to form Corus Group on 6 October 1999. Corus itself was taken over in March 2007 by the Indian steel operator Tata Steel.
What a different story it would be if the jobs were in London or about to hit his beloved banking sector and corporations.
That would be because such a crisis would hit the pockets of some tory voters, an elite band of investors and probably Tory coffers both personal and political.
India is pulling the plug on British Steel.
The business has been failing and losing money for some time.
But could it be saved and become profitable again?
If the British government used its own industries and the products they make there would be no problem.
But with outsourcing the name of the game and cheapest and privatised is always best the Tory game plan that seems unlikely.
But if Tata Steel goes it will take many with it; that huge industry like others is not a stand-alone enterprise.
And then there are communities.
When you let an industry die few workers survive well; less money is spent locally and shops and other businesses close; the standard of health declines as people cut corners inevitably costing the NHS more money.
But hold those thoughts.
The Tories have a game plan.
Whether you believe it or not they are paving the way to privatise healthcare and abandon Northern cities under alleged claims of independence from Westminster in their Northern Powerhouse plans.
As many have rightly surmised it will be a Northern Poorhouse and the majority of jobs linked to it right now are all in London.
If the Labour party or perhaps any others apart from the Tories were managing a Northern Powerhouse plan it could be different but these 2016 Tories snatch ideas and twist them to their own ends.
So what will they do to save thousands of jobs and the steel industry?
Handing our industrial needs to another country is suicide?
UK nuclear future handed to France and China
HS2 now as Osborne hands China the keys to Britain
[Recalling parliament from recess would be costly but has been done when it suited the Tories and doing nothing will cost more in the long run-but with so many holidays perhaps we need to address that issue also]
Op-ed: A group of right-wing thugs, come hooligans, invaded "the Place de la Bourse [Belgium] as people paid tribute at a makeshift memorial for victims of last Tuesday's deadly attacks" reports BBC News Tuesday.
"One of them, called Andres, told AFP news agency: "We are football hooligans, we don't have anything to do with politics." "We are here for the victims and to pay our respects," he said."
A funny way to pay your respects.
The group call themselves "Casuals against Terrorism" but their actions indicate far right extremism
People by and large are trying to unify against those who will attack our freedoms but rogue elements seem to prefer division and hate and we are not talking about the terrorists or their groups but rather the far-Right of Europe.
Does this have echoes of 1939 to you as it does to me?
Police responded with water cannons as a group of men, and I use that term loosely, gathered around a Muslim woman and began chanting their vile message as they used the Nazi or fascist salute.
Once again it was a woman that was singled out for their hate.
Sunday Brussels was unable to hold a March Against Fear after police said it would strain their already stretched resources.
The hunt for the perpetrators of terror in Brussels continues.
Perhaps the European Union which many claim is an organisation that makes all member countries stronger by working together can help Brussels out.
As that country tries to regain control, tighten its borders and more GOP hopeful Donald J Trump fans the flames of what could be Europe burning with more hate.
Perhaps he should get his own country in order before he offers advice across the world.
Trump has used the deaths of people in Europe from terror attacks to further his own political ambitions and agenda.
He opens his mouth and out comes hate; what he lacks in political intelligence and policies he makes up for in hate.
28 people were killed in Brussels when the airport and metro were attacked last week. Around 72 people, many children, were killed in Lahore Pakistan when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a play area.
So we already have hate by the barrel load and we need unity to beat the morons and I include Donald J Trump in that last word.
Op-ed: The latest man to play the Tory party's Despicable Me, David Cameron, is at odds with his ministers over the EU in / out referendum and the battle lines are drawn.
It is way past the time when Labour Party backstabbers within the ranks did what they are quick to tell all of us to do and that is attacked the Tories.
Those disgruntled and seemingly self-serving Labour MPs such as John Woodcock who criticise Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for not holding Cameron to account in the Commons exactly how he would have liked to have played it need to get a grip.
We can all stand behind any leader criticising and saying 'no do it this way' but it is not helpful and in this case feeds the Tory propaganda machine.
But Labour should be on the attack now that it is public knowledge that Tories are stabbing each other left, right and centre.
According to the Independent Monday civil-war has broken out in the tory party and it is all over Europe.
The Europe issue is a major concern across political parties in the UK but it was Cameron and his Tory government that promised a referendum to pull back voters ahead of the 2015 General Election.
Cameron has until the end of 2017 to hold a referendum but this is one promise he wants done and dusted this year. It could be that he will then shuffle off to the backbenches as promised but remember not all Tory promises are created equal.
He had to promise an EU in / out referendum for many reasons not least to appeal to vast numbers of Tory BRexiteers.
Cameron and his ministers now enjoy a limited relationship; the Independent claims he no longer makes eye contact with Tory BRexiteers as they pass each other in the hallowed halls of British Parliament.
This means of course that if we the people vote to stay in the EU Cameron will need a huge cabinet and parliamentary shuffle.
If we vote to leave perhaps there will be resignations and the BRexiteers will fill the gaps.
Either way unless you are a fan of the Tories it will be more of the same. That will only change when we have the next general election hopefully before 2020.
With a slight majority the Tories could be in trouble if there are resignations, MPs crossing the house, deaths or the like.
And it is in many ways good to know that backstabbing political rats who feed the mainstream media snippets of gossip also occupy Tory benches;
Tensions that bubbled to the surface following George Osborne’s Budget and the subsequent resignation of Iain Duncan Smith now look set to leave a lasting imprint on Mr Cameron’s legacy.
Happy Easter Comrades!
Op-ed: It is Easter Sunday and if you are an active Christian you will be celebrating the idea that Jesus has risen. If you are instead or also a Jeremy Corbyn supporter in the UK you may think that Judas Iscariot has been cloned and his clones are sitting pretty in the Labour party and feeding various right-wing Rupert Murdoch publications news of a future Labour Party coup by backbenchers.
Parliament is in recess with PM David Cameron sunning himself in Lanzarote; yes if you fell for his Easter message which appears to have been given at home think again.
So this latest batch of offensive Labour attacks appears to be political opportunism gone mad.
Are they megalomaniacs or on a Labour party suicide mission? And remember these vile and very public attacks are from Labour party MPs.
But do for example any of the three in the image above think that such disloyalty will improve Labour's chances at the polls? If they do they are delusional.
We are weeks away from local elections and the EU in/out referendum and Mr Corbyn, Labour party leader, has been doing well but not if you listen to in-party backstabbers who want Labour to be their idea of the party.
Yes their way or the highway.
They continue to set Corbyn up to fail while putting their hands out for nice little earners; along the way they waste too much time backstabbing.
Easter then we have the well-known Tory rag and some would say publication that is not fit to be toilet paper posting "Labour Backbenchers call to oust Jeremy Corbyn in leadership coup."
Murdoch's other end of the toilet paper spectrum, the Times, followed suit.
In the piece in the Sun Ms Smith is even quoted as attacking Corbyn for attending the British Kebab Awards; perhaps she would prefer him to attend arms fairs like others involved in the alleged future coup?
Will Ms Smith share her diary with us for perusal so we can decide what is suitable for her and what is not?
As we all know with friends like these who needs enemies?
If the Sun and the Times are simply using poetic licence to craft a story out of spin and propaganda we will happily share the truth.
Last week IPSO forced the Sun to publish a retraction after a damning front page which could have incited Muslim hatred; sadly the weak and ineffective British press regulator IPSO did not manage to get the apology on the Sun's front cover. The story was posted late November and three months later a half-ass apology is not fit for purpose.
But it is no good blaming the right-wing media when you have a website run by a section of the Labour party posting the following "UK could be destined for a permanent Tory government Labour MP warns."
That post on the Labour list is yet more tosh from a Blairite or as John Prescott would say a Bitterite.
Tory election campaigns have heavy financial support but they are now also being helped along by a series of backstabbing Labour politicians who claim to have our best interests at heart.
Now why do we not believe them?
Bitterite John Woodcock backstabber without a cause
Labour listgate but Tories look the buffoons
At the Independent - John Prescott says some 'bitter' Blairites are trying to sabotage Labour's election chances
Op-ed: In December 2015 'rabbit-in-the-headlights' Tory MP for education Nicky Morgan was booed as she appeared on BBC1s question time. She refused to distance herself from David Cameron's wild accusation that Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn was a terrorist sympathiser and added the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell into the mix.
She stuck by her guns in spite of boos from the audience and other panel members calling her out.
So she is no stranger to boos which may be a good thing as her plans to enforce academy schools in England begin to unravel.
Late in the week Jeremy Corbyn addressed the National Union of Teachers conference and received a very warm welcome; a standing ovation in fact. He called Tory plans to force all public schools to become academies a step towards "asset stripping" and "privatisation".
A day later a somewhat smug-faced Nicky Morgan addressed the same conference and was widely booed; teachers attending conference heckled and threw in laughter for good measure.
Saturday she was the first Tory Education Secretary to address the annual NASUWT, National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers, conference since 1997 reports the Daily Mirror.
She began by trying to flatter the teachers but it soon turned sour.
Academy schools were a Labour initiative and in some cases there lies the rub.
These days the Tories are pretty good at picking up Labour initiatives such as a living wage for all but then running off with them in a different direction.
They take the electorate for fools when they try the 'he did it' approach by blaming the Labour party.
Labour introduced so-called academy schools to help improve standards at failing schools which were mainly located in deprived areas of the country.
The Lib Dem Tory coalition ran with it in 2010 and the Tories have never stopped running since though the direction has changed.
For clarification this how the BBC describes academy schools:
What is an academy?
That report also says:
Currently, 2,075 out of 3,381 secondary schools are academies, while 2,440 of 16,766 primary schools have academy status.
ITV News rounded up Osborne's education budget proposals as follows:
Radical plans to pull every school in England out of the control of local councils and transform them into academies are set to be unveiled in today's Budget announcement.
Why the Tory government feels a need to interfere in 'free' schooling is not clear.
Most of their MPs send their kids to private or as we call then in the UK public schools or faith school.
If you are a cynic you may well wonder if these constant changes are all about cutting costs, allowing some people to make money and actually wrecking education for many kids in the UK.
After all we will always need people to do some more menial jobs until computers take over completely.
So with that in mind:
The Tory government likes to use a cracked record on a loop laying the blame for the country's economic woes anywhere but close to the Tories but how much longer can this government pass the buck?
But each roll out of benefit changes, initiatives and more requires huge sums of money in administration alone.
As Chancellor Osborne and Prime Minister Cameron play with your kids’ education they have nothing to fear. They may send their children to a state school at some point but know they will not be there for the entirety of their education.
And as those two for example do not live in deprived areas of the UK those state schools will be a cut above.
Shame the self-proclaimed one nation Tories are so divisive.
Morgan, 43, was born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.
In some matters then, just another clueless Tory.
Op-ed: John Woodcock, he of the infamous labour list-gate tweet, an MP who claimed when challenged that was not a prompt to the MSM, has given the Daily Mirror an exclusive backstabbing article.
As he grumbles about 'in such a week' Labour did not manage to gain the political upper hand you might like this writer be tempted to say 'how could they with self-serving enemies such as you working from within'.
Perhaps if the Bitterites spent more time working to unite the party and support their democratically elected leader as he grows into his new role as leader of the opposition we would be getting somewhere.
Who fed the labour list to the Times into Cameron's grubby Tory hands - who can really tell?
But Mr Woodcock now has to be the prime suspect.
Perhaps it was a list he drew up and was keeping as he and his associates continue to waste time, energy and yes our money on plotting a coup to oust Mr Corbyn.
This brief rant of mine will not have the style and wordiness of Woodcock's but then he obviously has little real work to do.
This retired OAP finds writing reports that try to hold the Tories to account, informing people about what is really happening and writing responses to Bitterite political shenanigans time consuming.
But write she and others must.
Maybe these Bitterites are going to work by the Tory game plan of he who shouts loudest will be heard. I would say to that empty vessels make the most noise.
Few Labour supporters are surprised at bully boy tactics from Lord Snot David Cameron and his sidekick alleged cokehead Gideon George Osborne but from a Labour MP?
Woodock may have felt anger at his boss during PMQs but I felt anger at Cameron and his cronies. If Woodcok had not been busy tweeting to his sources he too may have seen Cameron all pumped up, red in the face, hot under the collar and falling back into Tory boy mode.
It was not a pretty sight or a vote winner for most ordinary people of the UK.
Woodcock may feel Corbyn did not use what could have been political advantage but maybe his different style of politics will allow Cameron and his government to hang themselves.
But no little Johnnie Woodcock prefers to run to the media and try to stir up more problems within the party.
He seems upset we do not have a Bitterite clone leading the charge these days.
Being somewhat older than Mr Woodcock I have witnessed many party leaders stumble along the way as they settle into their new role. That goes for all political parties.
But I have never witnessed such open hatred, disrespect and more for a man who has taken on the challenge of leading the Labour Party.
Corbyn does right to be the kind of Labour he and his supporters want; no doubt the likes of Woodcock were one reason Ed Miliband was pushed to play the Tory party PMQs games.
But how quickly he was dumped when he failed to win the GE 2015.
Perhaps the time for a kinder politics has gone and a series of deselections or demotions is the only way forward for Labour.
Feel free to comment below but please no urls and links as they are often broken.
Keep it polite, within reason, but let's tell the likes of Woodcock what we think right here and right now.
Op-ed: Sitting down to watch PMQs Wednesday, BP pills to hand, the Times so-called Labour list of MPs who support Mr Corbyn and those who do not had pretty much passed me by.
So I watched PMQs without background knowledge of what was to come.
Initially, when pumped up and full-bladdered Cameron launched his attack on the Labour Party and Mr Corbyn the party leader I assumed it was from information of a different sort; information gathered via social media and earlier reports or just more Dodgy Dave theatrics.
But as we now all know it was a list published in Rupert Murdoch's Times which meant that old foreign billionaire was again undermining British democracy.
Local MP John Prescott was on the ball when he noticed a tweet from one Labour MP John Woodcock which was picked up by another Tory mouthpiece Guido.
Having blocked Woodcock on Twitter some time ago I did not see it but the fact I felt I had to block a Labour MP tells you all you need to know; the only two Labour MPs blocked are those who have attacked Mr Corbyn online.
Mr Woodcock quickly deleted the tweet but it was too late. It was picked up by the mainstream media who ran with it.
Lord Prescott tweeted an accusation that Woodcock’s tweet was a prompt for the press and he may have been right.
Politics as we know is a dirty business but some politicians days are committing political party suicide.
Was the list real or a fake?
The list looked like a fake, little more than a smear campaign.
Thursday the fall out continues but what the publication of the list should do is spur Labour on to unite behind Mr Corbyn.
In unity we win in division we fail.
It was sad but not unexpected to see another labour list, a website that claims to be Labour supporting but so often tends to be anything but, posting a report on the list with attacks aimed at the Corbyn leadership.
The Labour List also publishes articles from Labour politicians which probably says it all about those who take part; unless they distance themselves from such websites we will draw our own conclusions.
As I said, sad but predictable.
When you have such enemies within you are setting up Corbyn, the party and its supporters to fail and all for your own personal idea of the political direction the party should go.
You can protest as much as you like that Mr Corbyn will not win elections but such negativity will make sure that is what happens.
He was democratically elected and your self-serving politics simply help the over funded Tory machine do well at the polls.
Like so many you work from behind and lack the support, balls and determination to have become party leader post GE2015.
You prefer though to try to scupper Mr Corbyn to get your vision of the Labour party elected.
Spitting on the democratically elected party leader is not a good look.
The electorate who tune in to PMQs see a Tory party in disarray shouting and bawling the odds plucking unverified figures out of well-rehearsed game plans; they see theatrics bordering on a Whitehall farce courtesy of the Tory party.
Cameron has the look of a man who does not care as post the EU referendum he will decide when to step down. Wife Sam Cam may already be packing.
If you do not tune in to PMQs and only watch snippets shown on news channels don’t expect a full picture just the bits that suit the Tories.
Time IPhones, IPads etc. were left at the door when MPs enter PMQs. Kids cannot take such technology into exams and the Tory children in the House along with their opponents should not be able to either.
Op-ed: It's Wednesday and it's PMQs if your blood pressure can stand it.
Jeremy Corbyn wins when he asks Cameron about ESA cuts and tries for real answers but simply gets Cameron spinning like a whipping top. Cameron refers to flawed figures claiming people are better off.
He says the Tories are working on clearing the deficit and the Tories do not want to leave debt for the next generation. Well his next generation will inherit a great deal from the Cameron pot when he leaves this earth but kids of poorer families will not be so lucky; they will not get the financial head start in life he did.
But we are back to noisy theatrics and Jeremy Corbyn is spot on when he says to Cameron it is time to leave the theatrics and share with us all how the black hole Osborne has created will be filled.
We are back on the attack Labour theme but this time it is not just pre 2010 he uses information garnered probably from 'they work for us' and those nasty moles operating inside of Labour or spin doctors or fiction writers to hit at the heart of the party.
Cameron has already used the fact that some Labour MPs voted with the government and picks to pieces the party opposite because of that and some sort of list.
He is helped along by the damning list of which Labour party MPs support Corbyn and which are hostile. ( The list can be viewed at the end of this report)
Showing all his bully boy charm Cameron is like a cat that has got the cream or is that a Cameron with a pig's head?
So Mr Corbyn is left fighting a hard battle taking Cameron to task due to Labour lightweights.
House Speaker John Bercow is back to weak leadership and too few calls to order.
A Tory raises a question about rooting out anti-Semitism which is obviously a pointed attack on Labour and its main MPs. Having taken the feed from that MP Cameron it into an attack on Labour claiming there is a rise in anti-Semitism in the Labour party.
That is a weak and flawed argument spun by the Tories after a diet of leaks by right wing members of the Labour party.
For the record supporting the BDS movement and criticising Israel for building a wall that cripples another country while continuing with an illegal land grab is not anti-Semitic.
Those like Luke Akehurst standing for the Labour party NEC, posting newsletters online for all to see that talk about the hard left in Labour and a rise in anti-Semitism, appear to want Labour to fail or be out of office for decades but in truth they just want Jeremy Corbyn ousted.
Akehurst has links to the so-called Bitterites that hope to turn the Labour party back a few decades to Blair politics and policies.
They look at his landslide victory in 1997 but forget a fair few facts on that score; for some it is because they were only kids or young people back then.
They fail to recognise that in 1997 the people had finally had enough of crippling Tory politics that begun under Thatcher the milk snatcher.
For floating voters, and some hard hit Tories, the final nail was in the Tory coffin and that is what will happen again. Push people so far and they make a ripple; push them to the edge and they wake up and use their vote.
Does Cameron still have confidence in the Chancellor asks a young SNP MP but all he gets is an 'of course' added to wild claims about Osborne's record.
The Nasty Party with chief nasty David Cameron at the helm is in full flow as the Scottish people are once again told how they would have been independent soon had they voted to leave the union and what a disaster that would have been. Yes keep it up Dave and next time around the Scottish people will vote as one and run to the hills.
That tack has a short term bonus for Cameron as it guarantees more people in Scotland vote SNP which was Labour country at one time.
Cameron betrays his alleged one nation principles over and over again.
In more obscene party politics we briefly touch on the Queen's 90th birthday without any details of what that will cost us all.
Overall it was a rowdy and childish PMQs with shouty Tories who show they are on the defensive.
One thing it highlights is politicians who are good speakers and have good script writers and a team backing them all the way can talk the talk but may not be good politicians.
The Tory game plan appears to be shouting as loud as you can while waving your arms and wagging fingers. Well as they say empty vessels make the most noise.
The shouting seems to be worse since Mr Corbyn became party leader in September 2015; that could be as he asked for a kinder, gentler politics to fit with his style.
In the end Corbyn will shine given some Labour backbench support and people who tune in will see a Tory party on the back burner picking holes in all and sundry to cover their tracks.
Some members of the Tory party show their ageist tendencies when they giggle as Corbyn uses a phrase of my generation 'fine and dandy' but that is not a good look for a supposed one nation government.
But slick Labour MPs who can also talk and spin take note.
Neil Kinnock was, or so I was told when I wrote a piece about him, a brilliant speaker but he did not gel with the voting public.
Kinnock failed on many fronts when he tried to become PM scuppered in part by the Tory propaganda machine.
To win the next election Labour need to do one thing and that is support the elected party leader rather than run off at tangents splitting the party.
Unless these backstabbers are simply as many claim Red Tories wanting their own cushy number and my way or the highway politics they should work uniting the party.
False flags being used by Cameron and his government should not be given out by those who claim to be Labour supporters and certainly not by those standing for the party's NEC.
Tory party credibility is shot and now is the time. But if Mr Corbyn and his shadow chancellor are not supported they are being set up to fail and many people will never forgive or forget that.
The list contains at last one spelling mistake highlighted below. If you look at the list some of the assessments could be true but I doubt that Ed Miliband is a Corbyn hostile; far from it.
So the list may have been created from info received via news reports, labour leaks, twitter streams, other social media and more.
It could be fabricated and aimed at undermining the Labour Party and dividing supporters, MOs and members.
It has all the hallmarks of a childish Etonian prank, you like stuffing your dick in the mouth of a dead pig.
Probably best ignored then.
Labour loyalty list supplied by person or persons unknown.
Andy McDonald Core group
Catherine Smith Core group
Dennis Skinner Core group
Diane Abbott Core group
Grahame Morris Core group
Ian Lavery Core group
Ian Mearns Core group
Imran Hussain Core group
Jeremy Corbyn Core group
John McDonnell Core group
Jon Trickett Core group
Kate Osamor Core group
Kelvin Hopkins Core group
RIP Michael Meacher Core group
Rebecca Long-Bailer Core group
Ronnie Campbell Core group
Richard Burgon Core group
Clive Lewis Core group
Rachael Maskell Core group
Andy Slaughter Core group
Angela Rayner Core group
Alex Cunningham Core group
Albert Owen Core group
Catherine West Core group
Margaret Greenwood Core group
Carolyn Harris Core group
Chinyelu Onwurah Core group
Christina Rees Core group
Dave Anderson Core group
Dawn Butler Core group
David Winnick Core group
Debbie Abrahams Core group
Emily Thornberry Core group
Emma Lewell-Buck Core group
Vicky Foxcroft Core group
Harry Harpham Core group
Helen Goodman Core group
Holly Lynch Core group
Ian Lucas Core group
Jo Stevens Core group
Kate Hollern Core group
Karen Buck Core group
Karl Turner Core group - good man Karl Hull MP
Keir Starmer Core group
Kevin Brennan Core group
Khalid Mahmood Core group
Liz McInnes Core group
Lilian Greenwood Core group
Lindsay Hoyle Core group
Louise Haigh Core group
Lisa Nandy Core group
Marie Rimmer Core group
Mary Glindon Core group
Nick Thomas-Symonds Core group
Owen Smith Core group
Pat Glass Core group
Paula Sheriff Core group
Rob Marris Core group
Rosie Cooper Core group
Rupa Huq Core group
Roberta Blackman-Woods Core group
Sarah Champion Core group
Sharon Hodgson Core group
Steve Rotheram Core group
Stephen Hepburn Core group
Sue Hayman Core group
Susan Elan Jones Core group
Teresa Pearce Core group
Tom Watson Core group
Valerie Vaz Core group
Vernon Coaker Core group
Virenda Sharma Core group
Wayne David Core group
Yasmin Qureshi Core group
John Cryer Core group
Alan Whitehead Neutral but not hostile
Adrian Bailey Neutral but not hostile
Andrew Gwynne Neutral but not hostile
Andy Burnham Neutral but not hostile
Andrew Smith Neutral but not hostile
Angela Eagle Neutral but not hostile
Ann Clwyd Neutral but not hostile
Barbara Keeley Neutral but not hostile
Barry Gardiner Neutral but not hostile
Bill Esterson Neutral but not hostile
Catherin McKinnell Neutral but not hostile
Chris Bryant Neutral but not hostile
Chris Matheson Neutral but not hostile
Clive Betts Neutral but not hostile
Clive Efford Neutral but not hostile
Colleen Fletcher Neutral but not hostile
David Crausby Neutral but not hostile
David Hanson Neutral but not hostile
Derek Twigg Neutral but not hostile
Gavin Shuker Neutral but not hostile
Geraint Davies Neutral but not hostile
Gerald Jones Neutral but not hostile
Gerald Kaufman Neutral but not hostile
Gisela Stuart Neutral but not hostile
Gordon Marsden Neutral but not hostile
Graham Stringer Neutral but not hostile
Heidi Alexander Neutral but not hostile
Helen Hayes Neutral but not hostile
Helen Jones Neutral but not hostile
Huw Irrance-Davies Neutral but not hostile
Iain Wright Neutral but not hostile
Jack Dromey Neutral but not hostile
Jeff Smith Neutral but not hostile
Jessica Morden Neutral but not hostile
Jim Cunningham Neutral but not hostile
Jim Dowd Neutral but not hostile
Jim Fitzpatrick Neutral but not hostile
John Healey Neutral but not hostile
David Lammy Neutral but not hostile
Jon Cruddas Neutral but not hostile
Judith Cummins Neutral but not hostile
Julie Cooper Neutral but not hostile
Kate Green Neutral but not hostile
Karin Smyth Neutral but not hostile
Kate Hoey Neutral but not hostile
Kevin Barron Neutral but not hostile
Madeleine Moon Neutral but not hostile
Mark Hendrick Neutral but not hostile
Matthew Pennycook Neutral but not hostile
Mike Gapes Neutral but not hostile
Mike Kane Neutral but not hostile
Naseem Shah Neutral but not hostile
Nia Giffith Neutral but not hostile
Nic Dakin Neutral but not hostile
Nick Brown Neutral but not hostile
Nick Smith Neutral but not hostile
Paul Blomfield Neutral but not hostile
Paul Farrelly Neutral but not hostile
Paul Flynn Neutral but not hostile
Peter Dowd Neutral but not hostile
Peter Kyle Neutral but not hostile
Ruth Cadbury Neutral but not hostile
Rushanara Ali Neutral but not hostile
Roger Godsiff Neutral but not hostile
Seema Malhotra Neutral but not hostile
Steve McCabe Neutral but not hostile
Stephen Timms Neutral but not hostile
Tulip Siddiq Neutral but not hostile
Thangham Debbonaire Neutral but not hostile
Wes Streeting Neutral but not hostile
Yvonne Fovargue Neutral but not hostile
Alan Johnon (presumably Johnson so list creator failed then) Core group negative
Alan Meale Core group negative
Angela Smith Core group negative
Anna Turley Core group negative
Ed Miliband Core group negative
Ben Bradshaw Core group negative
Bridget Phillipson Core group negative
Diana Johnson Core group negative
Daniel Zeichner Core group negative
Dan Jarvis Core group negative
Derek Twigg Core group negative
Frank Field Core group negative
Gareth Thomas Core group negative
George Howarth Core group negative
Geoffrey Robinson Core group negative
Gloria de Piero Core group negative
Graham Allen Core group negative
Hilary Benn Core group negative
Ian Murray Core group negative
Jo Cox Core group negative
Jenny Chapman Core group negative
Joan Ryan Core group negative
John Mann Core group negative
John Spellar Core group negative
Jon Ashworth Core group negative
Julie Elliott Core group negative
Kate Green Core group negative
Keith Vaz Core group negative
Kerry McCarthy Core group negative
Kevan Jones Core group negative
Liam Byrne Core group negative
Louise Ellman Core group negative
Lucy Powell Core group negative
Lyn Brown Core group negative
Margaret Beckett Core group negative
Maria Eagle Core group negative
Meg Hillier Core group negative
Natascha Engel Core group negative
Neil Coyle Core group negative
Richard Burden Core group negative
Ruth Smeeth Core group negative
Rob Flello Core group negative
Shabana Mahmood Core group negative
Stephen Doughty Core group negative
Stephen Kinnock Core group negative
Jess Phillips Core group negative
Jonathan Reynolds Core group negative
Steve Reed Core group negative
Stephen Pound Core group negative
Alan Campbell Hostile group
Alison McGovern Hostile group
Ann Coffey Hostile group
Barry Sheerman Hostile group
Caroline Flint Hostile group
Chris Evans Hostile group
Chris Leslie Hostile group
Chuka Umunna Hostile group
Elizabeth Kendall Hostile group
Emma Reynolds Hostile group
Fiona Mactaggart Hostile group
Graham Jones Hostile group
Harriet Harman Hostile group
Ian Austin Hostile group
Ivan Lewis Hostile group
Jamie Reed Hostile group
John Woodcock Hostile group
Luciana Berger Hostile group
Margaret Hodge Hostile group
Mark Tami Hostile group
Mary Creagh Hostile group
Melanie Onn Hostile group
Michael Dugher Hostile group
Pat McFadden Hostile group
Phil Wilson Hostile group
Rachel Reeves Hostile group
Simon Danczuk Hostile group
Rosie Winterton Hostile group
Tom Blenkinsop Hostile group
Sadiq Khan Hostile group
Stephen Twigg Hostile group
Siobhain McDonagh Hostile group
Stella Creasy Hostile group
Toby Perkins Hostile group
Tristram Hunt Hostile group
Yvette Cooper Hostile group
British political scene
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