The Truth about the ‘Free-Market’

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Robert Reich, the American political economist, wrote this on his facebook page and it is too good not to share:   One of the most insidiously deceptive ideas is that the ‘free market’ is natural and inevitable, existing outside and beyond government — … Continue reading

I thought I was a shareholder in Britain but …

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I thought I was a shareholder in Britain   From Julijuxtaposed  The funding, running and  maintaining of our essential services has become such a complete and utter farce that, like a growing number of people, I despair at and hold … Continue reading

Slaughtering badgers in order to “offer the farmers a carrot”?

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On the day, that the Badger cull begins, Think Left re-posts ‘Tory Delusions and Badgers’ – first posted October 2012.  Yet again, I find myself asking what on earth are the Tories playing at? Of all the most misguided, counterproductive, self-destructive, … Continue reading

Moving On

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Moving On First posted on December 7, 2012 @julijuxtaposed Ideological labelling is a two-edged sword. It is both convenient shorthand, for the purpose of making a generalised point and a poisonous straitjacket, wielded as a weapon of insult. Well I’m tired of such … Continue reading

Tory Delusions and Badgers

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Yet again, I find myself asking what on earth are the Tories playing at? Of all the most misguided, counterproductive, self-destructive, repugnant and unnecessary decisions that this government could take, the badger cull has to be the most patently obvious. … Continue reading