Truth to power: the real deal

20 Dec

It’s a tough question, I know, but think hard on which of the two candidates below best qualifies as speaker of truth to power. The first, currently being talked up as the next Labour leader by the very media which … Read More »

The appalling Jess Phillips (take 2)

15 Dec

JUNE 2017 – after Corbyn’s surprise upset for Theresa May’s election miscalculation, Guardian hacks and right wing Labour were desperately rowing back on their traducing of the man. Of the myriads of conditional, hedged and qualified, small hearted, partial and … Read More »

All the best mate, from your son

14 Dec

As a marxist I have my criticisms of the Corbyn phenomenon, and of the illusion that our ruling class would ever permit socialism via the parliamentary route. Even when calling for a Labour vote I’ve been clear about that. But … Read More »

Why vote Labour today?

12 Dec

this post also features on offguardian Following my Jesus or Barabbas post yesterday and – replicated on OffGuardian – Dirty War on the NHS post the day before, I’ve seen fit to respond to commenters who share my view of … Read More »

Jesus or Barabbas?

11 Dec

At the Feast of Passover two thousand years ago it was customary for the Roman occupiers to pardon one condemned prisoner, selected by the people. All four Gospels have it that on one very special year the crowds insisted on … Read More »

The Dirty War on the NHS

10 Dec

this post also features in offguardian I saw this film last night at a one-off screening in Derby. It’s all you’d expect of a John Pilger documentary. Polished and professional? Well of course, but more importantly: Hard hitting, its straight-from-the … Read More »