Post Tagged with: "Labour"

The latest Corbyn fad: a friend of terrorists.

September 7, 2015 12:15 pm0 comments
Jeremy Corbyn: Diplomacy over war.

Jeremy Corbyn, a prospective leader of the Labour party, seems to have taken the United Kingdom by storm. With the hard left championing him as a hero, and the centre-left all the way to the hard right condemning him as a harbinger of the left’s destruction. Naturally, scrutiny of his […]

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The Meaning of Cynicism

March 4, 2015 9:00 am0 comments
The Meaning of Cynicism

Search my beloved name anywhere on the internet and you will find me associated with cynicism. Benjamin, the cynical donkey in Animal Farm, is the oldest of the animals or words to that effect. I am hurt and somewhat befuddled by resistance to mention that one of the final images of […]

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Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay (VIII): Victory

December 4, 2013 3:34 pm0 comments
Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay (VIII): Victory

8 Part Eight of ‘Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay’ where CHRIS ROBINSON examines how the anti-poll tax campaign moves on from the aftermath of the magnificent 200,000 strong demonstration in Trafalgar Square that was turned into a ‘police riot’ in March, 1990 giving the media and political establishment the opportunity to smear […]

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Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay (IV): Revolution Down Below

November 6, 2013 12:06 pm0 comments
Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay (IV): Revolution Down Below

Part Four of ten articles exploring the history of the grass-roots movement against Thatcher’s infamous poll tax. CHRIS ROBINSON looks at the beginning of the fight back. Thatcher’s Tory government introduced the poll tax a year earlier in Scotland following their rejection of ‘Thatcherism’ in the 1987 elections. An acknowledged ‘Labour stronghold’, yet […]

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Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay (III): Get Militant

November 5, 2013 11:35 am0 comments
Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay (III): Get Militant

Continuing with his series on the historic ‘Anti-Poll Tax Campaign’ that brought down Margaret Thatcher, CHRIS ROBINSON looks at how the political left were on the defensive in the face of the 1980s Tory government onslaught to end the post-war social consensus. With the Labour Party moving to the right, only the […]

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Done With The Daily (And the Mail Online)

October 4, 2013 6:30 pm2 comments
Done With The Daily (And the Mail Online)

When I originally got into the Daily Mail, it was sort of by accident. I never bought the newspaper itself, so thankfully, I cannot list myself as a funder of tripe in times past. It was, however, one of the unrestricted news websites I could access at the workplace I […]

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Tory Party Conference: In the Land of the Bland, the One Idea Man is King

October 3, 2013 12:28 pm0 comments
Tory Party Conference: In the Land of the Bland, the One Idea Man is King

‘A week is a long time in politics,’ former PM Harold Wilson once said. He wasn’t kidding. Three weeks is even longer, especially when you have three wings of the same party doing battle in the dire hope of winning the ‘centre ground’.  For that is what our mainstream politics has […]

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Labour Party Conference: Red Ed? Pull the Other One

October 1, 2013 12:38 pm0 comments
Labour Party Conference: Red Ed? Pull the Other One

Aw. Don’t blame Ed Miliband. After all, he’s done NOTHING. That is, he’s done nothing all summer to the point that various Labour luminaries were starting to get the pre-election jitters that, if he doesn’t pull his finger out soon, they fear, and present us with some policies, Labour is about […]

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