Was Diana’s death an accident?

2 Sep

Some say the Devil’s signature achievement lies in convincing us he doesn’t exist. Substitute more secular terms – ruling class, say, or imperialism – and the wisdom of those words is far reaching. As is that of a further tweak: … Read More »

It was twenty years ago today ..

31 Aug

… on August 31, 1997, that “the people’s princess” was killed by a high speed collision in Paris’s Pont de l’Alma road tunnel. I don’t know whether or not MI5, in cahoots with Sûreté and DGSE, engineered that collision. Neither, I … Read More »

Jess Phillips on rape threats

28 Aug

This from the Independent yesterday: A Labour MP has called for increased support and training for women in public life after revealing she received 600 rape threats in a single day last year. Speaking to The Independent, Jess Phillips, MP for Birmingham … Read More »

Madders on Hawking on Hunt …

19 Aug

Professor Stephen Hawking has rattled Jeremy Hunt’s cage alright. As in rattled it enough for Hunt to forget that no good ever came from mixing it with a walking talking National Treasure. It’s a hiding to nothing. Did he not … Read More »

Guardian in tactical retreat over Corbyn

12 Jun

So, the Guardian is now filling its columns with fake, heavily qualified and borderline amnesiac apologies for getting Corbyn so stunningly wrong. Let’s remind ourselves just how relentlessly offensive its vilification has been. Here’s a sample, taken from the much more comprehensive set assembled by … Read More »

UK Election – a view from North Carolina

31 May

Kenneth Surin, writing yesterday in CounterPunch … Labour under Jeremy Corbyn has been gaining steadily in the polls, despite a massive media campaign to undermine him, extending from the BBC and supposedly “liberal” Guardian to the UK’s famously ghastly tabloids. … Read More »