Guardian to Julian: may I help you?

30 Nov

Two days ago the Guardian and four other liberal newspapers published a joint letter which began: Publishing is not a crime: The US government should end its prosecution of Julian Assange for publishing secrets. Twelve years ago, on November 28th 2010, our five international … Read More »

Ukraine – a wintry endgame?

30 Nov

What follows makes grim reading. That being so, I’m yet again rolling out my most heavily-used image: two maps which compare an actual situation with a hypothetical. This comparison, and the genocidal arrogance and hypocrisy it calls out in flashing … Read More »

Cheerleading for WW3

24 Nov

Have you noticed how folk with zero military experience have an uncanny knack for being front of the queue in promoting wars for others to fight? Last night I checked the profile of historian and Guardian columnist Timothy Garton Ash. … Read More »

UK responses to Hunt’s budget

19 Nov

There’s no remorse for George Osborne’s austerity that stripped the country bare and wiped 1% off GDP. Instead, here comes the austerity reprise, but far worse now that the Tories are cutting spending on skeleton services in a state of collapse. … Read More »