Ukraine

Ukraine:  how we got to where we are today. Brendan Clifford. Since its foundation, the Republic of Ireland has been a neutral state. It is a sign of the success of Anglo-American propaganda against Russia that Ireland now wishes to enter the lists against the ‘unwarranted aggression’ of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. Most of the … Continue reading Ukraine

Buses

Is Labour on the Buses? Dave Gardner Good public transport is key to economic success and social well-being. Compared with northern Europe, the United Kingdom, with the exception of London, is poorly served. Throughout the UK, bus services are the key to the ability to travel to work, to study, to see family and to … Continue reading Buses

Leaks

Brief note: Leaks to the press a corrosive effect on politics When it comes to the timing of leaks to the press I immediately think, internal politics. Coming as it has in the immediate aftermath of the local government election results, the email leak that provoked the Durham police to re-open the Investigation into Starmer … Continue reading Leaks

Notes on the News

Notes on the News By Gwydion M. Williams Biden’s Failed Anti-Russia Crusade Covid – Another US Failure Climate Chaos and Lost Butter Mountains Philippines – better Rough Justice than No Justice No Privacy for Some Murderers Snippets The Radical Young in Britain The Failing Young in the USA Killing Journalists OK in Israel? Armenia – … Continue reading Notes on the News

Cost of Living

The cost of living — Parliament Notes What Labour MPs are saying in Parliament to address the cost of living crisis. Early day motion on the cost of living Motion text (presented by John Trickett; supported by John Cruddas, Diane Abbott, Kim Johnson, Bell Ribeiro-Addy; also Tony Lloyd, plus one Independent and one Green MP)   24th May … Continue reading Cost of Living

Sanctions and Rubles

Martin Seale The members of NATO have imposed sanctions on Russia following its Special Military Operation in Ukraine which began on 24th February.  NATO would clearly like these sanctions to severely damage Russia.  It is unlikely that they will for two main reasons.  Firstly, Russia is a currency creating state and does not therefore have financial constraints.  Secondly, Russia is … Continue reading Sanctions and Rubles

The Persecution of Julian Assange Part 3

The persecution of Julian Assange — part 3 By Peter Brooke A brief history of Wikileaks[1] followed by ‘Assange Extradition, on to the Next Hurdle’ from Craig Murray’s website. As a teenager in Australia in the 1980s, Julian Assange had explored the possibilities of hacking with a couple of friends calling themselves the 'International Subversives'. This … Continue reading The Persecution of Julian Assange Part 3

Skills v Knowledge

Skills v Knowledge, or the balance between university education and vocational education.   The Tory head of the Education Committee has the right ideas, as seen in his exchanges with Nadhim Zahawi, the Secretary of State for education, during the debate on the Schools White Paper,  Monday 28th March 2022 — Commons Chamber Robert Halfon: The White Paper … Continue reading Skills v Knowledge

A Poem

GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN II “As one day it might happen that a victim must be found I’ve got a little list – I’ve got a little list.” So sang Gilbert and Sullivan: “Of society’s offenders who might well be underground And would never be missed - who would never be missed" But I … Continue reading A Poem