Red Poppies in Moffat

13 Nov

Remembrance Day in Moffat. To paraphrase Putin’s comment on the Soviet Union: anyone who fails to see that Britain’s wars – from WW1 to Syria – have been created by and/or pursued in the interests of Profit has no understanding. … 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 »

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 »

Is this England? Ask Chaucer!

10 Jul

I’ve been re-watching This is England. Not the movie, set in 1983, but the Channel 4 mini-series it spawned: This is England 1986 .. 1988  .. 1990. They’re on catch up at All 4 and if you never saw them, find … Read More »

Power of the press

1 Jul

One aspect of the torpedoing of Boris by Gove and his missis, Sarah Vine, is this line in her email to hubby: Crucially, the membership will not have the necessary reassurance to back Boris, neither will Dacre/Murdoch, who instinctively dislike … Read More »