I am angry. I’m spitting mad, and so many people I know feel the same. I think partially we’re angry with ourselves for having believed the lies we have been fed by successive governments and a conniving mainstream media. Lies like, Jeremy Corbyn is unelectable; lies like, an openly left wing agenda will never appeal… Read More Live on your feet
When the railways were privatised, failure to look after the track caused fatal train crashes. The transfer of council houses to semi-autonomous housing associations has lead to the relentless cost cutting that has lead to people being burned alive. This in the richest borough in the country. Those who complained were ignored if they were… Read More Poor Lives Matter
Henry VIII breaks and creates the Church of England so that he can marry Anne Boleyn. Catholic Ireland is seen as a potential threat. Henry invades Ireland and in 1541 wins the war with the battle of Limerick creating the Kingdom of Ireland (effectively an English Colony). During his daugher Elizabeth I’s reign, Sir… Read More Northern Ireland and the DUP
They really took us for mugs. But we’re not that stupid and they are not that powerful. Truth is not infinitely elastic, stretch it too far and it snaps. The mainstream media became certifiably hysterical as the General Election came to a close; the nadir being the Daily Mail’s devoting of no less than thirteen… Read More Truth is not infinitely elastic
When you find out that Labour HQ went so far as to starve left wing candidates and marginal seats of resources during the election, you begin to appreciate the scale of what Corbyn has achieved. Their plan; to lose the election while keeping right wing MP’s in place so they could oust Corbyn and replace… Read More A man whose time has come
“You’ll never win in win anything with kids” said Alan Hansen. Man United spectacularly went on to take the Premiership with the Class of 1996, including Giggs, Beckham, Scholes et al. Low voter turnout among young people has been taken as a given by political parties for decades. The Tories in particular had sod all… Read More If it wasn’t for those pesky kids…
Made my first ever meme.
Theresa May has treated the British electorate with astounding contempt and they have punished her for it. She called an election she didn’t need to win a mandate she already had, to strengthen her hand in negotiations that were already underway. She couldn’t be bothered to debate with her opponents thus ceding the hustings to… Read More Theresa May not.
Leadership is sticking to your principles, even when they are not popular. It’s inspiring others to go for what they really believe in rather than settling for nebulous ‘electability’. It is refusing to engage in personal attacks even when they are directed at you. It is refusing to genuflect to media barons. It is carrying… Read More Leadership
Diane Abbott is facing hideous racist and sexist bullying. There’s a saying that black people have to work twice as hard as white people to be considered half as good. Well you can multiply that for women. For example, I know (at least) twenty times more than my white male partner about building and construction,… Read More In Support of Diane Abbott