Ditch Blair’s legacy — Editorial Starmer became leader of the Labour Party in May 2020 on the basis of a 10 point program that Jeremy Corbyn would have had little problem supporting. Since becoming leader he has had little to say about his 10 point program and has, instead, concentrated his energy on attacking the left wing … Continue reading Ditch Blair’s Legacy
Month: September 2021
Why isn’t the British left excited by what’s happening in China?
Diary of an ex-Corbyn foot soldier (September, 2021) Dictionary definition of “foot soldier”: “…a dedicated low level follower…” Michael Murray: firstname.lastname@example.org; FaceBook: Michael Murray London Contents: (1) “Why isn’t the British left excited by what’s happening in China?” (2) “The Uyghurs and China” (1) “Why isn’t the British left excited by what’s happening in China?” Introduction “Okay. … Continue reading Why isn’t the British left excited by what’s happening in China?
Debate: Northern Ireland and Brexit
NORTHERN IRELAND AFTER BREXIT WHERE SHOULD THE BORDER(S) BE? One curious thing about the sea border that has now been established within the UK between Great Britain and Northern Ireland is that no equivalent sea border has been established between the Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe. One might have thought that if the European … Continue reading Debate: Northern Ireland and Brexit
What shall I do next?
Part 8 What shall I do next? University or Bust? Problems with mass university education. Dave Gardner Why attending a university is not necessarily a good thing for every young person and why society needs to limit it. Roughly 50% of all 18 to 25 year olds go to university. There is a clear path, encouraged … Continue reading What shall I do next?
Pitiful The British parliament was recalled early on the 18th of August, 2021 to discuss what they saw as the crisis in Afghanistan, when it was more of a British crisis. This mother-of-parliaments practised its democracy as a colonial/imperialist pit—full of stinging scorpions and a hissing snakes who have missed their target. Dreary Kier anaconda Starmer arose from his log-like sleep, … Continue reading Scorpions
‘Auto-expulsions’ from the Labour Party
News in brief: the so-called “auto-expulsions” from the Labour Party We reprint a statement from the Bakers Union regarding the possible ‘auto-expulsion’ from the Labour Party of their president. BFAWU to recall Conference Sarah Woolley Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 Today the Labour Party has made a clear statement of intent in its aspiration to repair its … Continue reading ‘Auto-expulsions’ from the Labour Party
Gerry Adams writes: The expulsion of Ken Loach Two weeks ago my column focussed on the British Labour Party, and the approach of its current leader Keir Starmer toward Ireland. The internal decision making processes of that party and the leadership style of Mr. Starmer are obviously a matter for it and for him. My … Continue reading Ken Loach
Assange: the most important press freedom case of the 21st century Punishment by process is the US policy on Julian Assange, just as the failure he predicted in Afghanistan comes true, writes JOHN REES https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/assange-most-important-press-freedom-case-21st-century IN THE mirror-world which is the Julian Assange case, justice is neither transparent nor impartial. And it is certainly not … Continue reading Assange
Craig Murray — Parliament Notes 2 Craig Murray is now in prison – see Craig Murray's appeal bid fails over Alex Salmond trial blogs (BBC, 29 July 2021). His last blog before going into prison is Keeping Freedom aliveHe will not be able to post any while in prison. There is a Justice for Craig Murray Campaign and a Craig … Continue reading Craig Murray
Afghanistan — Parliament Notes 1 There is substantial agreement outside the left and outside the Labour Party that Britain’s attempts at ‘nation building’ through military intervention should be given up. For example Simon Jenkins: “How many times must it be drummed into British heads that the British empire is over? It is dead, finished, outdated, not … Continue reading Afghanistan
Notes on the News
By Gwydion M. Williams Afghans – an Imaginary Democracy Afghanistan’s ‘Dogs of War’ Ideal Capitalist Democracies An Unauthorised Terrorist State? China Taking Control China to Curb the Rich? Trade War Shadow-Boxing Disobedient Poland Afghans – an Imaginary Democracy Afghanistan was never a democracy. It was barely even a state, after the destruction of the left-wing government … Continue reading Notes on the News