2017 · James Callaghan · Jeremy Corbyn

Will Corbyn be Prime Minister by Christmas? History Would Suggest Not…

It was in the Summer of 2017 - at the hedonistic setting of Glastonbury - that Jeremy Corbyn predicted he would be Prime Minister by Christmas. He later claimed he would do it within twelve months. Experts now agree that October will be an 'Autumn of Discontent' for the Tories. The door could indeed be opened for… Continue reading Will Corbyn be Prime Minister by Christmas? History Would Suggest Not…

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1970s · 1980s · 2017 · General Election 1979 · James Callaghan · Tony Benn

Waiting at the church: Why Callaghan failed to call the 1978 general election

By the summer of 1978, Jim Callaghan had a big decision to make. After four tumultuous years in power, his party had finally nudged ahead in the opinion polls. An election was expected, but to the shock of the world, Callaghan abandoned his plan. It became the most significant miscalculation in Labour's history For most of 1976… Continue reading Waiting at the church: Why Callaghan failed to call the 1978 general election

2017 · Brexit · Ed Miliband · Gordon Brown · Harold Wilson · Hugh Gaitskell · James Callaghan · Neil Kinnock · New Labour · Tony Benn · Tony Blair

The End of a Thousand Years of History – Labour’s Long March To Brexit

Artwork by @ScotlandRed - follow their twitter page for more Labour artwork 🌹 Hugh Gaitskell, Barbara Castle, Harold Wilson, James Callaghan, Tony Benn, Neil Kinnock, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Jeremy Corbyn all have one thing in common. They have all advocated withdrawal from the EEC/EU at some point in their long political careers. But only… Continue reading The End of a Thousand Years of History – Labour’s Long March To Brexit