Peterloo and the Realist tradition

4 Nov

THIS POST ALSO FEATURES IN COUNTERPUNCH and in OffGuardian Worthy, sumptuously shot, convincingly acted and not without moments of insight – but a tad leaden. That’s my take on Mike Leigh’s new film, released November 2. I’ll give a more … Read More »

May 1926 – a resounding success!

3 Oct

Incisive, evidence based reasoning was never Guardian writer Anne Perkins’ strong suit. Does anyone recall her argument when, with colleagues talking up all and any challenge to Jeremy Corbyn, the talentless Angela Eagle – parachuted into Wallasey by right wing … Read More »

How will history judge the frackers?

30 Sep

Should humanity pull back from – take your pick – environmental disaster, nuclear annihilation or both of these logical consequences of capitalism’s relentless addiction to ‘growth’, how will future schoolchildren, in their history classes, judge the injection by private interests … Read More »

Corbyn at PM Questions last week

20 Sep

JeremyCorbyn, just over a week ago at Prime Minister’s question time: Jeremy Corbyn | Prime Minister's Questions Theresa May is pouring petrol on the burning injustices in our society.Today at Prime Minister's Questions… Posted by Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday, 12 … Read More »