Two events piqued my interests in politics and world affairs before I entered the anti-war movement and embarked on a political expedition across the left. They were the razing of Grozny by the Russian Federation and the anti World Trade [...]Read more
Category "November 2016"
The victory for the Leave camp in the EU referendum was a huge blow to progressive causes in the UK. Having been touted as a referendum on leaving the EU, the politics of UKIP and sections of the media turned [...]Read more
The general thrust of the left’s reaction to the Tories since the hurried departure of David Cameron has been to focus upon the gap between Theresa May’s rhetorical flourishes concerning the problems faced by working class people and the brutal [...]Read more
It’s hard to believe now, but before the May 2015 general election the Labour Party had 190,000 members. This July, in just 48 hours, over 183,000 more parted with £25 to become registered supporters and vote in the leadership election, the [...]Read more
When he came under attack earlier this year from George Osborne for his one-time membership of Workers Power, Paul Mason countered quite heavily, asserting that he is now a “radical social democrat” who had comprehensively critiqued Bolshevism in his latest [...]Read more
I am currently working in Sheffield. It’s not a city that I’ve spent much time in, so one morning this week I went for an early walk around the city centre. The first thing I came across, immediately outside my [...]Read more
The darkness crumbles away. It is the same old druid Time as ever, Only a live thing leaps my hand, A queer sardonic rat, As I pull the parapet’s poppy To stick behind my ear. Droll rat, they would shoot you if they knew Your cosmopolitan sympathies. Now [...]Read more