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House of Commons approves strikes against IS in Syria

And so the House of Commons– including 66 Labour MPs– votes to approve airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria.
Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn spoke in favor, to Jeremy Corbyn’s obvious displeasure:

I can almost hear the demands for Benn’s head on a platter from this side of the ocean.
Update: Here is Hilary Benn’s excellent [...]

Corbyn’s (literal) lack of backing

I’m no expert on British politics, but would I be correct in assuming that this photo tells us a lot about about the utter disaster that is Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour party?

I suppose it’s reassuring that so many Labour MPs want nothing to do with him– that the entire party hasn’t gone [...]

Goretzki’s latest

Do Corbyn’s supporters really denounce the “MSM” (mainstream media)? I thought that was the provenance of the American Right.

Sanders ≠ Corbyn (continued)

Not only did Bernie Sanders vote as a congressman to authorize US military action in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks in 2001, he approves of President Obama’s decision to keep thousands of troops in the country beyond 2016.
“Well, yeah, I won’t give you the exact number. Clearly, we do not want to see the Taliban [...]

Five ways Bernie Sanders is not like Jeremy Corbyn

Senator Bernie Sanders, who has been surging in the polls against Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, said he is “delighted” that Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the UK Labour party.
“At a time of mass income and wealth inequality throughout the world, I am delighted to see that the British Labour [...]

The real winners

As much as Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters are celebrating his election as Labour party leader, I suspect it isn’t half as much as the Tories are celebrating it.
The noise of champagne glasses clinking at Conservative party headquarters must be deafening.
And it seems Donald Trump doesn’t follow UK politics very closely.

Oh, shut up

Animated Corbyn

You may recall those wild ‘n crazy Taiwanese animators who a few years ago produced a brilliant video about Apple, the iPhone 5, Foxconn, exploited and rioting Chinese workers, and the ghost of Steve Jobs.
Now they’ve turned their attention to– you guessed it– Jeremy Corbyn:

Campaign staffers: Corbyn “reluctant to confront hate”

It would be praiseworthy indeed if the sources for this report in The Jewish Chronicle would quit Corbyn’s campaign and go on the record.

We should have tried it Corbyn’s way

Calling the death of the man responsible for murdering thousands a “tragedy,” Jeremy Corbyn wonders why no effort was made to arrest Osama bin Laden and put him on trial.
Jeremy Corbyn called Osama Bin Laden's death a "tragedy" – The Sun & Iranian TV video here
— John Rentoul (@JohnRentoul) August 31, 2015

I [...]