The Guardian / The Observer: A Corbynista’s guide to the Labour conference

The right people to talk to, places to go and serious tomes to be seen with

Which events should you be attending?

It has not always been a recipe for advancement in the Labour party, but dropping in on an event being hosted by Sinn Féin at 6pm could be a smart move for the ambitious Corbynista. Before becoming leader, Corbyn had agreed to speak on the theme of “Good Friday Agreement Under Threat – Equality Not Austerity” at the event at a Best Western hotel on the seafront. There is a Young Labour reception at the Hilton at the same time, though, and it may in the end be felt by Corbyn’s advisers that meeting the kids is a safer bet than meeting lobby journalists floating around looking for trouble.

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The Guardian / The Observer: #LibDemFightback – what became of MPs who lost their seats?

After a disastrous showing in May general election, what are ousted Liberal Democrat MPs up to now.

A life peer, a charity worker and an energy consultant – these are the lucky ones. Four months on from a disastrous showing in the general election, many of the Liberal Democrat MPs who lost their jobs in May remain jobless.

The Times: The Times Diary (TMS) – Fear of feminist flying

Was it gravity or irony that made a banner at a New Statesman debate about feminism on Wednesday night suddenly collapse so that the “-man” part was removed from sight? 

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