Perilous days

3 Sep

In a Sputnik article last month, replicated in the excellent Off-Guardian, Pepe Escobar gives a useful appraisal of the conflicting interests of China and the USA in the South China Sea. It’s a well informed piece and I recommend it, though … Read More »

The Sales of Justice

14 Aug

This post also features on offGuardian – a much needed antidote to the rightward drift of once liberal media. NEC – National Executive Committee of the Labour Party …  PLP – Parliamentary Labour Party, i.e. Labour MPs … Members – rank and file Labour Party … Read More »

Hillary Clinton: a letter to America

3 Aug

This post also features on offGuardian – a much needed antidote to the rightward drift of once liberal media. I’ve seen numerous FB posts by liberal American friends saying it’s vital to back Hillary. It isn’t, and I’ve Facebooked several … Read More »

The Clintons: just follow the money

29 Jul

The first is poppycock – check out her record – the second specious, though Sanders’ betrayal hasn’t helped. I’m no fan of spoiling ballot papers as individual protest but .. a mass expression of contempt for fake democracy while building a powerful alternative, well, that’s a different kettle of … Read More »

Blowback and Labour’s civil war

26 Jul

This post also features on offGuardian – a much needed antidote to the  rightward drift of once liberal media Millionaire Labour donor Michael Foster wants to reverse the NEC decision and seeks a [high court] declaration that, under Labour party … Read More »

Corbyn kicks off in Salford

24 Jul

The Lowry Hall, Salford, where on Saturday Jeremy launched his campaign for a leadership he should not, ten months after securing the biggest mandate in the Party’s history, have had to defend. Labour now has more members – half a … Read More »

Trident – a class perspective

23 Jul

So much falls into place once you realise that for Big Capital, profit trumps nation every time. Trident’s a case in point. For it or agin, without a class perspective we really haven’t a clue. “Our” big banks, including HSBC and Barclays, are … Read More »

Eagle is downed, but not by sexism

20 Jul

This post also features on offGuardian – a much needed antidote to the rightward drift of once liberal media. Is there a prize for the most featherheaded Guardian analysis of Labour’s crisis? In the face of fierce competition over the months … Read More »