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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 (VI): The Art of Self-Defence

November 18, 2013 1:11 pm0 comments
Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay (VI): The Art of Self-Defence

In Part Five of ‘Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay’ with no political party willing to seriously oppose Thatcher’s poll tax, millions of ordinary people begin to organise themselves at grassroots level, often inspired by the historic revolutionary events in the former Stalinist countries of Eastern Europe. The town of Northwich was typical of […]

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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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Trade Unions: It’s Time to Ditch Labour

September 27, 2013 11:55 am4 comments
Trade Unions: It’s Time to Ditch Labour

To paraphrase that other disastrous Labour Party ‘leader’, Neil (now Lord) Kinnock: ‘Now we have the grotesque chaos of a Labour leader – a Labour leader! – scuttling around trying to pander to a rightwing press agenda and falling flat on his face!’ Less than two years from the next general […]

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Time to Bury ‘Thatcherism’

April 17, 2013 9:14 pm1 comment
Time to Bury ‘Thatcherism’

Thatcher is dead. But ‘Thatcherism’ is very much alive. It’s embodied, not only in our present CONDEM coalition government as they hand out devastating cuts while further enriching the wealthy, but in the very heart of our body politic. In death, as in her lifetime, Margaret Thatcher has managed to divide the […]

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Majestic Maggie?

April 14, 2013 5:06 pm4 comments
Majestic Maggie?

Margret Thatcher. The only political leader in Britain whose time in office is automatically referred to as a “reign”. Her time in office can be considered akin to the 11 years of tyranny to rival that of Charles 1st, the last UK monarch to wield real executive power. Like the intrepid King, […]

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Students Fight Back: It’s Their Future

April 5, 2013 6:32 pm0 comments
Students Fight Back: It’s Their Future

If our media were to be believed you’d think young people were either too complacent, lazy, self-obsessed, apolitical or too cowed to do anything about the government cuts raining down on us all. You could be forgiven for thinking that students have been doing nothing since the December 9, 2010 […]

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