The Energy Debate —Parliament Notes

Debate on Energy 8 September 2022, House of Commons https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2022-09-08/debates/6911DA71-90B4-466D-8B51-DF427AB29B53/UKEnergyCosts The Prime Minister Liz Truss started the Debate by laying out the measures taken to help households and businesses to bear the cost of risen electricity bills.  She then said the aim was to make Britain more self sufficient in energy, in particular by building small … Continue reading The Energy Debate —Parliament Notes

The Mini-Budget — Parliament Notes

Text of the mini-budget by Kwasi Kwarteng, called ‘The Growth Plan’ in Hansard, which caused great excitement as well as a drop in the value of the pound, and is already being watered down.  See editorial for comment. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-growth-plan-2022-speech Mr Speaker, Let me start directly with the issue most worrying the British people – the cost … Continue reading The Mini-Budget — Parliament Notes

Freezing for Zelensky

  Editorial 2                         Boris Johnson told the British public on 24th August that they must make significant sacrifices of their living standards to protect the freedom of the Ukrainian people. If this means high fuel bills, freezing or going hungry then so be it. Labour Affairs and others have already exposed the lies that underpin this rhetoric and we … Continue reading Freezing for Zelensky

The Struggle for Publicly Owned Land

LABOUR AND HOUSING – Part 9.   The struggle for publicly-owned land (cont.) By Eamon Dyas [In the Seventies Labour endeavoured to stop  profits from property speculation and development exceeding profits from industry.] The previous part of this exploration into the history of the relationship between private landowning and public need ended with an explanation of the … Continue reading The Struggle for Publicly Owned Land

Limericks

                        a Ukrainian burger called Boris                         at his public school strove to learn Horace.                         Now gets eaten in Kiev,                         promised NATO, RAF.                         Put that country in plaster of Paris.                         Wilson John Haire. 24th August, 2022.                          There is a sort of lady called Liz Truss                         who inadvertently misses the bus.                         Her tongue creates two nations                         though … Continue reading Limericks

Notes on the News

By Gwydion M. Williams Heat Waves, Floods and Drought The Mixed Economy – Thatcherism’s Secret Vice Technology: the World Not Set Free Inheritance – Preserving Small Businesses? Women Hated for Not Being Inferior Snippets China Fine for Useful Foreign Businesses Religion and Superstition Free Speech and Arab Winters Korea & Turkiye. Heat Waves, Floods and … Continue reading Notes on the News

Mick Lynch—In His Own Words (2)

Mick Lynch in his own words 4th August 2022, on the channel “Double Down News”.  https://www.doubledown.news/watch/2022/august/4/mick-lynch-dismantles-the-media-keir-starmer-war-on-freedom-extreme-right-wing-tory-government [Extracts] “Division is fatal for working class people, we cannot allow that to happen, all workers are one and that’s the attitude we have to take forward, mobilising our people together, all workers of every identity in one mass movement. … Continue reading Mick Lynch—In His Own Words (2)

Comments on the Forde Report

Jeremy Corbyn’s comments https://www.doubledown.news/watch/2022/august/12/exclusive-jeremy-corbyn-on-the-forde-report-the-media-doesnt-want-you-to-know-about Extracts The media silence on the Forde Report is absolutely deafening. The Forde Report  calls into question the behaviour of senior officials of the party in particular during the 2017 general election, when, completely unbeknown to me, the general secretary diverted a substantial tranche of our much needed funds towards what he … Continue reading Comments on the Forde Report

Extra: One Sane Voice in Europe from Die Linke

From the Morning Star, 29/8/22 https://morningstaronline.co.uk/system/files/pdf-editions/M_Star_290822.pdf GERMANY’S current coalition is “the worst post-war government we’ve had” and is fanning the flames of the Ukraine war rather than seeking to end it, a Die Linke MP told the Morning Star at the Unsere Zeit Press Festival in Berlin at the weekend.  Sevim Dagdelen, a Bundestag member … Continue reading Extra: One Sane Voice in Europe from Die Linke

Extra—A view from India on Ukraine

AUGUST 27, 2022 BY M. K. BHADRAKUMAR Ground beneath Zelensky’s feet is shifting https://www.indianpunchline.com/ground-beneath-zelenskys-feet-is-shifting/ Reading and rereading the US President Joe Biden’s statement last Monday on Ukraine Independence Day, one is reminded of English poet John Keats’ immortal line, ‘Heard melodies are sweet but those unheard are sweeter.’ Three things are striking.  Biden repeatedly invoked the abiding nature of … Continue reading Extra—A view from India on Ukraine

Editorial—The Fall of Johnson and The Energy Crunch

Why the political parties don’t want to tell the truth. Foreign and domestic policy are often related. Countries seek mutual benefit through trade and take measures to protect their own trading routes. They make long term arrangements for mutual exchange of products and services. In the contemporary world, the manufacture of a particular product often … Continue reading Editorial—The Fall of Johnson and The Energy Crunch