Category Archives: UK

The EU’s unelected bureaucrats

Early on in Lexit the Movie, the late Tony Benn says: In Europe, all the key positions are appointed, not elected. I’m inclined to trust Benn, and distrust all large, powerful governments. But it seems the above claim requires a … Continue reading

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New posts of mine at The Canary

http://www.thecanary.co/2015/10/22/labour-needs-learn-failure-blairs-war/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/10/16/private-sector-will-never-solve-housing-crisis/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/10/19/problem-calling-people-toffs-crusties/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/10/20/music-always-opened-minds-interview-cabinet-millionaires-producer/

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The Fears of the Powerful and the Hopes of the Peaceful

After two decades of cruising along the contaminated economic canals built by Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s, the Labour Party’s failure to win the 2015 election proved quite definitively that it had no fuel left (even with the oil stolen … Continue reading

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Corbyn’s Victory – The First, Hopeful Step

Originally posted on Broke, Bright and British:
Positive Reactions In spite of the media’s best attempts, and in spite of the political deceit seeking to derail his immensely popular campaign, Jeremy Corbyn has been elected with a “huge mandate”, dwarfing…

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Corbyn: The Campaign Story

Over the campaign, I first looked at Corbyn’s policies and the leadership race in general (1). Then, I analysed the political attacks that were made against him (2). After this, I talked about the media attacks (3). And finally, I … Continue reading

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Corbyn’s Summer Shake-Up (Part 4)

Originally posted on Broke, Bright and British:
The Unstoppable Shift towards Progressive Politics Part 1 – A Political Defence of Corbyn Following on from my outlining of Jeremy Corbyn’s policies and my summary of the media and political attacks directed…

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Corbyn’s Summer Shake-Up (Part 3)

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The Inevitable Reactionary Response from… 2) …the Media Establishment The attacks on Corbyn did not only come from the political establishment, however. In a land of millionaire media barons, the leadership frontrunner was…

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Corbyn’s Policy Documents

I do not claim that the whole political establishment and economic status quo would change under Jeremy Corbyn, but I do agree completely that he is the best chance we have (under the current electoral system) of moving towards a … Continue reading

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Corbyn’s Summer Shake-Up (Part One)

The last few weeks have arguably been the most interesting that the Labour Party (and British politics in general) has seen for at least a couple of decades.[1] And, although the profound change which British workers need may still seem … Continue reading

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Creasy & the Deputy Leader Candidates

There isn’t too much to say regarding the candidates for deputy leader. Prospect Magazine, for example, made it very clear that “none of the candidates were among the left-wing rebels who defied the Labour whip to vote against Tory welfare … Continue reading

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