One of Michael Meacher’s finest…

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In fondest memory of Michael Meacher who died on Tuesday – he was a ‘good-un’.  And this must have been one of the craziest, most magnificent demonstrations ever. Michael organised with David Winnick MP and Kelvin Hopkins MP to demonstrate … Continue reading

The Landlords’ Game and the Opportunists

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 The Landlord’s Game And the Opportunists Most people have heard of the board game Monopoly, a game which like Marmite, children soon learn to love or hate. The playing pieces are a feature of the game, an iron or an old … Continue reading

Hand in Hand

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Hand in Hand When I was growing up my Mom often spoke of the memories of her mother’s face and tears following the announcement of WW2. Nan remembered WW1 and all it meant. My unhappiness, and tearful face in 1992 … Continue reading

Is Time up for “The Big Lie”?

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Is Time up for ‘The Big Lie’? Jim Grundy The ‘Big Lie’ theory is best summed up by the well-known phrase that if you’re going to tell a lie, tell a big one, repeat it often enough and you’ll be … Continue reading

Dennis Skinner’s ‘spirit of 45’ manifesto

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We are currently reaping the rewards of Margaret Thatcher’s casino economy with everything from the banking crisis, our public utilities being owned by foreign companies, the selling-off of the NHS, Rupert Murdoch, our largely rightwing press, our diminished manufacturing base, … Continue reading

The Bedroom tax, the UN investigator and Grant Shapps

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UN Housing investigator, Raquel Rolnik was branded a “loopy Brazilian leftie” by Conservatives after she said she was “shocked to hear how many people feel abused in their human rights by this decision and why – being so vulnerable – they should … Continue reading

Monopoly and the Landlords’ Game

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 The Landlord’s Game   From @Earwiggle Most people have heard of the board game Monopoly, a game which like Marmite, children soon learn to love or hate. The playing pieces are a feature of the game, an iron or an old boot … Continue reading