Category Archives: Reform

Irrelevance

At the time of the general election earlier this year, the membership level of the Labour party (which, despite protestations of the leadership and the media, has been at least centre-Right since 1995) was around 200,000. Four months later, and … Continue reading

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Tribalism, or: Divided We Fall

Britain is effectively a one-party state. That’s a bold opening statement, isn’t it? However, it is accurate, and I’m going to tell you why. We use a voting system known as First Past The Post. Under that system, the one … Continue reading

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Call to Action

I dare say that many people reading this will be in favour of things like social justice, equality, a welfare state that complies with the articles of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, a publicly-funded NHS, environmental protection, ordinary people … Continue reading

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Election Aftermath

That was the worst possible result from almost any perspective. From the perspective of anyone who cares about the environment, social justice and equality, economic recovery, the quality of life of the vast majority of people in the country (particularly … Continue reading

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Breaking Point

Everyone has one. Everything has one. People, objects, companies, societies. The important thing is not to go past it. If a person goes past the breaking point, it generally results in a nervous breakdown, unemployment, or prison. If an object … Continue reading

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Politics

It doesn’t take a great deal of intelligence to see that the political system is completely fucked – it has been for a while, as I mentioned in a story I wrote in 2005. Well, things haven’t got any better. … Continue reading

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