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Why Britain needs Jeremy Corbyn

A lot of people in the media (e.g. in the Telegraph, the Spectator and even in the Guardian) seem to be very invested in telling us how Jeremy Corbyn, if elected in the Labour leadership contest, would ruin Labour and … Continue reading

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Childrens’ Incessant Need to Embarrass their Parents

Anyone who’s been through it knows that childbirth marks the total destruction of women’s dignity. Sitting around half or fully naked in a culture formed in a cool northern climate. Having one’s private parts, access to which have been zealously guarded … Continue reading

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A Quick Rant About… yet more Tory moves to increase inequality

They just don’t get it and just don’t care do they? Hot on the heels of press reports about plans to curtail housing benefit for the young and the poorest rather than, for instance, bringing in rent controls on rich … Continue reading

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General Election 2015 results (a late look at “democracy” in action)

The general election results in May were a surprise, and depressing. We were all expecting a hung parliament at worst, with the possibility of a left-wing coalition or even a left-wing victory at best. Instead the people of Britain spoke, … Continue reading

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A Rant About People who Blame India and China for Climate Change

You know the sort. “Oh it’s no use us doing something because India and China and all the rest are emitting more than us. It’s all their fault. Let them cut back their emissions and then we can talk about … Continue reading

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Benefit Sanctions: the good, the bad, don’t let it get ugly

The good news about benefit sanctions can be summed up pretty quickly, so let’s get it out of the way now. The Work and Pensions Committee have got past their second of three oral evidence sessions into benefit sanctions, and … Continue reading

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The nature of power in a democracy: where New Labour went very, very wrong

Just as Ed Miliband starts to show signs of being able to listen (the cynic in me thinks that it is for the all the wrong reasons, but we have to live in hope) and even, maybe, Labour representatives having an … Continue reading

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