Category Archives: UK Politics

New Labour Is Right-Wing, but Corbyn Could Change That

Did Ed Miliband lead “a traditional left-wing party” into the 2015 elections? Or is the difference between New Labour and the Conservatives “more about what the parties choose to talk about rather than any great differences in policy”?[1] If we … Continue reading

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The Diversion Tactics of #Budget2015

1) Housing Chaos As a result of George Osborne’s Summer Budget this year, says Paul Waugh at The Huffington Post, “at least 14,000 fewer affordable homes will be built” in the UK. This statistic, from the Office for Budget Responsibility … Continue reading

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Britain’s Plutocracy, and How We Can Fight Against It

Call it what you want: a bourgeois democracy (in which the parties in the service of exploitative economic elites are the most powerful); a kleptocracy (in which “a small group [gets] rich by robbing [citizens] blind”[1] with the compliance of … Continue reading

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Should Workers Vote in the UK Elections?

I strongly believe that meaningful democracy can only truly be built from below, by cooperation between neighbours and direct, popular control over local resources. In the current electoral system in the UK, citizens basically allow all decisions to be made … Continue reading

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