Articles by: Chris Robinson
Former journalist and teacher. Presently works as drug/alcohol worker. Has published a book about addiction: 'The Road to Recovery' by Alan Boden and Chris Robinson.

The Critical Mass: (ii) Syriza – A Step in the Left Direction

February 1, 2015 12:05 am0 comments
The Critical Mass: (ii) Syriza – A Step in the Left Direction

Ever since the banking and financial system crashed back in the autumn of 2007/08, the buzzwords from our politicians have always been ‘austerity’, ‘cuts’, and that ‘we’re all in it together’. That has been true in the USA – where the ‘contagion’ first broke out – as on this side […]

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The Critical Mass: (i) Wide Open Election

January 1, 2015 12:19 pm0 comments
The Critical Mass: (i) Wide Open Election

It’s a little over four months to the 2015 British General Election (May 7).This one promises to be crucial and more fluid than any election in living memory. Ever since the failure of the international banking system in 2008, millions of people have been pushed further into poverty by neo-liberal […]

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Lest We Forget: Why We Went to War

September 8, 2014 4:20 am0 comments
Lest We Forget: Why We Went to War

Much is being made of the centenary of the beginning of World War One. And why not? It’s right and proper that we remember the fallen; the dead; the maimed; the millions who marched off to take part in, what was till then, the most industrialised slaughter known to humanity. […]

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I’d Rather Be PC Than PB

September 6, 2014 4:53 am0 comments
I’d Rather Be PC Than PB

I get sick of listening to people – who really should know better – rattling on and adopting some of the media’s constant drip-drip of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-foreigner, or pro-UKIP, anti-European line and playing straight into the hands of the far right and even not so far right. It seems […]

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And Now For Something Completely Familiar…Monty Python

August 31, 2014 12:19 pm2 comments
And Now For Something Completely Familiar…Monty Python

News that the fabled Monty Python team were re-assembling for a final assault on our funny bones for one last hurrah sent me scurrying for my collection of old Python albums. Naturally, at two million quid per ticket (I’m exaggerating for comedic effect) I didn’t attend any of their performances, […]

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Upstairs Downton: Flogging the Myth of Nationhood

May 13, 2014 10:30 am0 comments
Upstairs Downton: Flogging the Myth of Nationhood

Sometimes, it seems that if somebody stuck a frock coat or a bodice on a dried-up dog turd, any gullible American tourist might buy it. There’s something of that when it comes to some of our TV programmes. Throw in one of the classics – a Dickens or a Shakespeare or a Bronte – and old Uncle […]

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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 (VII): Demo

November 25, 2013 3:36 pm0 comments
Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay (VII): Demo

In Part VII of ‘Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay’, CHRIS ROBINSON examines the magnificent 200,000 strong anti-poll tax demonstration that turned into bloody violence in Trafalgar Square on March 31, 1990 which was used to try and smear the movement that was standing up against the Tory government, the rest of […]

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