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Optimates delenda est

The Conservative party has always been the party of the rich; the monied and the titled, the landowners and the business magnate. There are some who fall into those categories who, due to conscience or not being born into their … Continue reading

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Trident

This weekend is seeing large protests against the potential renewal of the Trident nuclear weapon missile system. It’s probably not going to be on the news because the vast majority of news media is controlled by right-wing authoritarian xenophobes looking … Continue reading

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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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Keith Ordinary Guy

http://www.keithordinaryguy.org.uk/ Dear Mr Cameron, I think the thing that shocks me most about what is happening in my country today at your governments unlovely hands is that we are being ripped off. What’s sad about that is that we’ve always … Continue reading

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