Pete Lawrence

21 Flips | 5 Magazines | 3 Following | 5 Followers | @lawrencepete | Campfire conceptualist, networker, author, Corbyn supporter, nature lover, cloud watcher, music dabbler, speedway nut, cider fan, broadcaster, catalyst...

Negotiating Labour’s Antisemitism Minefield

That’s when I remind them that I am a mum…and my most basic instinct is to ensure I do everything possible to make sure that not only do my children …

Grandparents

Sonos upgrades flagship Play:5 HiFi wireless speaker with new design, overhauled sound; unveils Trueplay tuning software

Five years in the making and fifteen months since its last speaker release, all-in-one speaker maker Sonos is ready to unveil its next flagship speaker to the world with the all-new Play:5. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because Play:5 is the same name as the previous flagship home speaker …

Online advertising is about to be 'fundamentally restructured' by Apple, Google, and Facebook

Goldman Sachs' analysts say in the report, which was emailed to clients, there are three main drivers behind the shift: The growth of mobile, user experience, and the rise of ad blocking.<p>What's most interesting about Goldman Sachs' "New Ads on the 'Block'" report isn't so much its findings on …

How Apple is preparing for the end of the iPhone affair

There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share,” barked former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer during an interview in 2007. “No chance.”<p>Ballmer, colourful and charismatic though he is, proved to be a poor prophet. Seven months after his damning indictment, …

Corbyn's Commons debut as Labour leader passes with a hush

It wasn’t quite the time for a chat, indicated Jon Trickett with an apologetic smile as he hovered impatiently in the queue of the parliamentary cafe waiting for his coffee.<p>It was shortly after 1pm, after all, and the normally friendly MP for Hemsworth, now shadow minister for communities and local …

Great Britain

John McDonnell: the man who boasted about being arrested for assault

Profile: Labour's new shadow chancellor is Jeremy Corbyn's closest political ally and one of the most controversial figures in the party<p>John McDonnell, the man who wants to become the next Chancellor of the Exchequer, has boasted about how he was once arrested and charged with assaulting a …

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Tony Blair

Chaos behind Jeremy Corbyn's reshuffle revealed

Late-night calls, pleas with frontbenchers and appointments reacting to Twitter all feature in one of the most chaotic reshuffles in British political history<p>Just before midnight on Sunday, Jeremy Corbyn and his closest aides were left staring at a magnetic board that contained the names of his …

Jeremy Corbyn Tells Labour MPs They Will Not Face Automatic Re-Selection During Tense First Meeting

Jeremy Corbyn has offered an olive branch to moderate MPs fearing a "purge" in his historic first face-to-face meeting with them.<p>The newly-elected …

Jeremy Corbyn is criticised by ex-wife for failing to give a woman a top job in his shadow cabinet

Jane Chapman said she was disappointed to see that the top jobs went to men and would have liked "to see a woman in the most important job"<p>Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised by his ex-wife for failing to give a woman a top job in his shadow cabinet.<p>The new Labour leader has come under fire for …

The new Labour leader has had to contend with the usual disturbances of a shadow cabinet reshuffle, and a whole lot more<p>Owen Jones, the commentator who has been offering some compelling advice to the Corbyn camp, recently tweeted that first impressions matter in politics. Given that, he argued, …

Great Britain

Jeremy Corbyn would clear the deficit – but not by hitting the poor

Ignore the hysteria. Our plans to tax the very rich and reshape the economy are sound common sense<p>As people wake up to the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn …

Economics

Rolling coverage of all the day’s political developments as polling closes in the Labour leadership contest<p>3.51pm BST<p>3.17pm BST<p>3.12pm BST<p><b>Jeremy Corbyn</b> has been tweeting.<p>Thank you to everyone who has supported our campaign. Regardless of result on Saturday it's been an inspiring summer …

Tony Blair

Apple and Microsoft - peace at last

<b>Microsoft versus Apple, a rivalry dating back more than three decades, pitching two different visions of what is important in technology against each other.</b><p>Fans of each company are particularly bitter in their disdain for the other camp - as either philistines who fail to see that the design of a …

MPs prepare to lay the foundations of a resistance to the Islington North MP and his expected victory in the leadership race<p>As Big Ben strikes six on Monday evening, mainstream Labour MPs will congregate in the House of Commons’ wood-pannelled Committee Room 14 to launch an early fightback against …

Public Administration

Deputy leadership frontrunner will say plans for conference motion on reselection of MPs is charter for internecine strife<p>Tom Watson, the frontrunner in the Labour deputy leadership contest, will warn on Monday that plans by supporters of Jeremy Corbyn to force every Labour MP to face a reselection …

Labour Party

Stewart Lee Compares Jeremy Corbyn To Christ In Ingenious Observer Column On 'The Agony Of Decontextualisation'

Comedian Stewart Lee has lambasted right-wing newspapers for their treatment of Jeremy Corbyn in an acerbic parody article that delighted fans on …

Jerry Dammers to be honoured in South Africa for Free Nelson Mandela

The Specials - Nelson Mandela on MUZU.TV.<p>It is arguably one of the most effective political songs in pop history. Just over 30 years ago, in March 1984, Jerry Dammers released Free Nelson Mandela with his band the Special AKA, and this straightforward, cheerful but angry demand for the release of …