Hilary Benn being Foreign Secretary is a Mockery

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We are briefed by the media that Jeremy Corbyn will reshuffle the Shadow Cabinet this week.  Of course, they don’t call it that.  Even the BBC calls it a ‘Revenge Reshuffle’.  Just as Ed Miliband was consistently smeared as a … Continue reading

Dear Lib Dems

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Posted on May 27, 2014 by julijuxtaposed  Dear Lib Dems,  I know you’re heavily distracted right now but you and your leader seem confused about what has gone wrong. You got excited. You thought, like most of the people back in 2010, … 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

The EU-US Free Trade Agreement must be opposed – for the sake of the NHS and more.

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The EU-US Free Trade Agreement must be opposed – for the sake of the NHS and more.  ‘This week marks the first round of negotiations for a far-reaching transatlantic trade deal. In the face of growing opposition to plans for … Continue reading

What are the 2012 Tories like?

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All political parties are coalitions but currently none more so than the parliamentary Conservative party.  Many of the divisions centre on George Osborne, as Rafael Behr suggests: ‘Frustration is growing across government at Osborne’s imperial reach… As the Chancellor’s reputation … Continue reading