Can confidence in the historic child abuse inquiry be restored?

Can confidence in the historic child abuse inquiry be restored?

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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…

Tory Austerity is killing us: Labour must unite after their election failure and help Jeremy Corbyn fight the Tory austerity myths.

A review by Dr Alan Maddison                                                 Abstract Austerity is associated with physical and mental hardship amongst our most vulnerable, yet George Osborne plans to impose even deeper cuts. The Tories have deceived the public into tolerating such welfare cuts with two false claims. The first was that Labour caused the financial crash in… Continue reading Tory Austerity is killing us: Labour must unite after their election failure and help Jeremy Corbyn fight the Tory austerity myths.

Disenfranchised and disconnected; isn’t this exactly how the Tories would like us to feel?

The following was written by T J D | @elephantlass    Joining the Dots… It is often remarked upon how disconnected many voters feel from the ‘political elite’ in Westminster. The usual reason given for this is that MPs are part of a self serving and self enriching government elite: they represent no one but… Continue reading Disenfranchised and disconnected; isn’t this exactly how the Tories would like us to feel?

Moving left

The following was written by Mike Ephgrave | @MikeEphgrave    Owen Jones confesses he didn’t really want a ‘left’ candidate in the Labour leadership election(1). In a similar vein his trepidation is re-stated by Jeff Goulding “His refusal to countenance ever using weapons of mass destruction filled me with dread”(2). There is a real fear,… Continue reading Moving left

TGIF: That was the week that was… #PigGate

By Political Sift reporter Poppy Gander Sunday As Britons scraped their plates of dripping, The Daily Fail pumped the presses to dish the dirt on Dave. Revenge is best served cold. As cold as a hog’s head fresh out of storage. Monday The story of #Hammeron buried nuts deep in babe is likely a big,… Continue reading TGIF: That was the week that was… #PigGate