Brexit has made for some peculiar bed fellows. So we have Michael Heseltine suggesting that it would be better to have Jeremy Corbyn in Downing Street than to continue with Brexit, while Tony Blair is saying the opposite Continue reading What is our future under Brexit?
Ruling class women self-identify by class rather than by gender, and then pose as victims… Continue reading Power Trumps Identity
It’s the first past the post system that leads to this endless to-ing and fro-ing between what are essentially variations of the same neoliberal policies… Continue reading We need PR to heal the nation’s wounds
Most politicians are corrupt, but instead of celebrating the one politician who is not corrupt, we say he has a “Messiah Complex” because people are responding to what he says. Continue reading Does Corbyn have a Messiah Complex?
Theresa May is not only a terrorist sympathiser, she is a terrorist enabler: and not several decades ago as a rebellious but relatively powerless back-bencher, but within the lifetime of the current government, as a serving Minister Continue reading Who is the real terrorist sympathiser?
Access to power in this world – assuming you are not already a billionaire or a sociopath, or both – can only be achieved through the democratic process, and it’s a rare person indeed who doesn’t succumb to its fascination Continue reading Against tribalism: “for the many, not the few”
For the first time in a generation, those are your priorities being set out before you, as a set of policies, not those of the wealthy elite. Continue reading So you don’t like Jeremy Corbyn
Large corporations such as Virgin and Serco already run 10% of our GP services. The STPs will ensure even more departments being farmed out to private companies, which will naturally cherry pick all the easiest and most profitable bits Continue reading Subterfuge used to set up our NHS for privatisation
The scariest thing I read last week was a Facebook post by Heather Richardson, professor of History at Boston College. I think it must have gone viral as I saw it a number of times on a number of different … Continue reading Muslim ban is Trump’s “shock event”
The other extraordinary news of 2016 was Bob Dylan winning the Nobel prize for literature. There were audible gasps from the audience when it was announced. Leonard Cohen said it was “like pinning a medal on Mount Everest for being … Continue reading Dylan’s voice of a generation turned dismissive and lazy