Politics Archive

Model claiming to know ‘a lot’ on Trump, Russia due in Thai court
A Belarusian model detained in Thailand who claims to have revelations about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election was due in court Tuesday, in a case that grabbed widespread attention after her cryptic offers.

Anastasia Vashukevich, known by her pen name Nastya Rybka, was arrested with nine other foreigners in February when Thai police raided their sex training course in the seaside city of Pattaya. She and six others …

A renowned professor brings the West’s Syria propaganda crashing down, live on air
Renowned Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs has brought the Syria propaganda spread by Western governments crashing down, live on air.

Sachs, who has won numerous awards and honours, was speaking to MSNBC about the ongoing Syrian conflict on 12 April. And he said: This is a US mistake that started seven years ago… The CIA and Saudi Arabia, together – …

Cambridge Analytica parent company worked on three UK elections, archives show
Archived webpages reveal that the SCL Group (SCL), the parent company behind data miners Cambridge Analytica (CA), worked on three UK elections. This admission may have huge implications for those in power.

Meanwhile, US Senate investigations could have serious consequences for certain British politicians. SCL and UK elections In the coming days, parliament will question key players in Cambridge Analytica UK and SCL on their activities. This includes the use …

As the bombs fall on Syria, one company’s share price reaches a record high
On 14 April, the UK, France and the US bombed Syria. But one company, in particular, seems to be doing very well amid the conflict. And that company, Raytheon, is one of the world’s largest arms companies. It’s the one that manufactured the bombs Donald Trump used to attack Syria in 2017.

Good for business Raytheon’s share price hit an at least 20-year record high on 13 April, as the conflict intensified:   As the above chart shows, war is great business if you’re an arms dealer. …

‘You’d better make f***ing sure I don’t get elected’: Jeremy Corbyn told top ally he didn’t want to be Labour leader
Jon Lansman, who set up the Momentum campaign group credited with helping Corbyn win the leadership, revealed that the Islington MP had hoped he’d lose

Jeremy Corbyn confessed to a top ally he never wanted to be Labour leader it was claimed. Jon Lansman, who set up the Momentum campaign group credited with helping Corbyn win the leadership, revealed that …

The Jewdas f**k capitalism beetroot is for sale. And it’s the tastiest possible response to the Daily Mail
The right-wing media – led by Guido Fawkes – launched an attack on left-wing Jewish group Jewdas. This was because the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had attended the group’s Seder (a traditional Passover feast) in Islington.

Since then, support for Jewdas has grown. At the time of writing, the group has over 21,000 followers on Twitter and over 10,000 followers on Facebook. And its latest move involving an ‘anticapitalist beetroot’ is just delicious. “F**k …

Sajid Javid blames anything but cuts for rising crime rates – and Twitter has a field day
With the rising rates of crime in the headlines, Sajid Javid appeared on The Andrew Marr Show to share the government’s latest ideas.

But his platitude-heavy pledge to focus on “root causes and early intervention,” got him a Twitter response similar to the one that greeted Amber Rudd’s theory that social media is to blame for rising numbers of London murders: I, …

The Times has revealed the ‘saviour’ Labour centrists hope will oust Jeremy Corbyn
The Murdoch-owned Times has published a column [paywall] outlining the dream of the Labour Right. The so-called ‘centrists’ are waiting for David Miliband to re-enter politics as the “saviour” who will oust Corbyn for good.

Having lost the 2010 and 2015 general elections, and the 2015 and 2016 Labour leadership elections, centrists are blue. But what has eight years in the political wilderness taught them? There’s a hole in the …