May you live in interesting times…

It has become something of a cliché to say you can’t believe everything (or, indeed, anything) that you read in the papers. Increasingly the same is true of Twitter, unfiltered as it is and accessible to anyone with a digit to type with and an axe to grind. All clichés contain some degree of truth,… Continue reading May you live in interesting times…

We haven’t voted to leave the EU: We’ve voted for oppression

Opinion piece by Rhyley Douglas: Political and Social psychologist I’m not really sure what those whom voted to leave are now expecting to happen or how quick they think it will happen. Are they expecting clouds to part and the sun to shine constantly, for people to have street parties full of Union Jack flags?… Continue reading We haven’t voted to leave the EU: We’ve voted for oppression

Does the proposed Trade Union Bill further undermine the ‘Right to Strike?’

The following was written by Frederick Antonio Gallucci | @gibblegbble    Does the proposed Trade Union Bill further undermine the ‘Right to Strike?’ The UK Conservative government recently introduced the Trade Union Bill (TUBill). The reasoning presented by Business Secretary Sajid Javid, alongside many Conservative MPs, focused upon the supposed necessity to prevent the ‘wildcat… Continue reading Does the proposed Trade Union Bill further undermine the ‘Right to Strike?’

Lords Tax Credit Vote; Osborne’s Poll Tax moment?

The following was written by Frederick Antonio Gallucci | @gibblegbble    It is odd that I find myself cheering on the House of Lords, Britain’s unelected second chamber is a strange anachronism, a quasi-medieval second chamber, stocked full of Lords, Barons & Viscounts with quite a few vicars/priests thrown in (“church & state”) This weirdly… Continue reading Lords Tax Credit Vote; Osborne’s Poll Tax moment?

The plutocracy of neoliberal orthodoxy is not the bodyguard of democracy but divisive patronage of profit

The following was written by Paul | @pwmcb    The message is clear, the motive is clear the outcome remains shrouded. This is a short comment on a theme and from the multitude of examples I have scratched the surface of just a few.  Corporate consolidation shrinks rather than diversifies choice Corporate consolidation of markets… Continue reading The plutocracy of neoliberal orthodoxy is not the bodyguard of democracy but divisive patronage of profit

Dystopian Modern Britain. A Picture that says a Thousand Words. Welcome to the End…

The following was written by @mikeypie12    Welcome to the End… I recently attended the TUC rally in Manchester, where I was interviewed twice. By both radio and the BBC. The BBC asked why I was protesting, to which I replied that, “I don’t support the criminalisation of workers.” This was followed subsequently by the… Continue reading Dystopian Modern Britain. A Picture that says a Thousand Words. Welcome to the End…