The Budget Statement Was Not Unfunded—Editorial 1

We are told by almost every economics commentator in the main stream media that the markets panicked because, on 23rd September, Kwasi Kwarteng failed to explain how the government would fund the increase in spending implied by putting a cap on energy prices and reducing taxes. Kwarteng’s fiscal statement was unusual.  Kwarteng understood that national debt would … Continue reading The Budget Statement Was Not Unfunded—Editorial 1

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


                        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”. [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 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—A view from India on Ukraine

AUGUST 27, 2022 BY M. K. BHADRAKUMAR Ground beneath Zelensky’s 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

After the Bombs Fall

AFTER THE BOMBS FALL WE’LL BE ONE                   You make the world in your own image.                     The remorseless banks of piggery                   that snatch at your meagre savings,                     without interest while throwing                   millions to a shady property developer                     who build homes beyond the reach of                   those who build them.                     Organised crime will be much more                   sophisticated, in … Continue reading After the Bombs Fall

The Strange Death of Labour England—Editorial 1

The Strange Death of Labour England There was certainly no garden party for the Labour Party leadership when the result of the Leave voting North Shropshire by-election was announced.  The seat had been a Conservative seat for over 100 years with the Liberal Democrats coming second until Blair’s 1997 election victory, when Labour took 2nd place.  In 1997 … Continue reading The Strange Death of Labour England—Editorial 1