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

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)

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

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

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

Inflation 2022

A Transitory Inflation?                Martin Seale The price of many of the goods that the typical consumer buys is higher than it was a year ago. Is this inflation?  The last time we had inflation in the UK was in the 70s and 80s.  But is what happened then similar to what is happening now? In the early … Continue reading Inflation 2022