Recipe for Ruin: TTIP the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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John Hilary, Executive Director of War on Want, introduces TTIP, the free trade and investment agreement being negotiated between the EU and USA; talk given to Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique at Café Diplo, London, 4 November 2013 StopTTIP is … Continue reading

Why the deficit myth is a useful deception

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Why the deficit myth is a useful deception It is often difficult to understand the economic-speak into which so many expert-explanations seem to lapse.  I imagine that I am not alone so I will share a version of the explanations that … Continue reading

Welcome to Breadline Britain

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Welcome to Breadline Britain from Gracie Samuels With all the furore over energy prices and now water bills, it’s about time someone mentioned those who are forced to buy their energy through prepayment metering by the energy companies. Often it … Continue reading

Why are many of WW2 generation worried about the rise of fascism?

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At a time, when those British soldiers killed in war are remembered, it is salutary to focus on why many of the WW2 generation are so nervous about the parallels between the 1930s and now. “What no one seemed to … Continue reading

Grangemouth and the EU/WTO

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Grangemouth and the EU/WTO By Syzygysue Also published here  on Politics and Parasites The dispute at Grangemouth is the old trick of provoking industrial action – then holding the workforce to ransom by threatening their jobs unless they agree to the draconian … Continue reading

The Strategy of The Bedroom Tax

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We are told that George Osborne treats politics as a game of chess: … it is one of those three-tiered chessboards. The lower tier is tactics, the art of winning day-by-day scuffles. The middle tier is strategy, which is planning … Continue reading