Tag Archives: Democracy

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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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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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 listenĀ (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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2015 General Election – get out there, get informed and vote

I believe in democracy because I don’t want some rich elite telling us what to do. I believe in democracy because I don’t want our whole society run for the benefit of a rich elite. I believe in representative and … Continue reading

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Festive Meanderings on Public v Private Sectors

I could subtitle this ‘why the public sector is better’, for both basic infrastructure and the environment, and ‘how could anyone ever believe it isn’t’. I expect I’ll come back to parts of this topic as I learn more about … Continue reading

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Why Libraries are Essential

I don’t intend this to be solely a library blog, but having said that public libraries are viewed by councils as non-essentials it seemed a good time to hammer out some thoughts on why any society aiming at democracy and … Continue reading

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