Arguments that every Liberal Democrat would do well to hear

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By Jim Grundy Look, you and I are not going to agree; probably not even on the time of day. You think you’re noble…. I think that you’re facilitating the nastiest, most regressive administration in post-war history. And most people … Continue reading

The Labour Party: Aneurin Bevan’s Socialist Ideal or a Cosy Consensus?

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Aneurin Bevan and the Socialist Ideal: Aneurin Bevan and the Socialist Ideal  Professor Vernon Bogdanor  Aneurin Bevan was the leading postwar representative in Britain of the socialist ideal. He is best remembered for the creation of the National Health Service … Continue reading

Socialism: old debates and new demands.

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Socialism: old debates and new demands. First posted November 20, 2012 by kittysjones I can’t help but wonder what kind of future the Coalition is planning for us, without our most fundamental and basic human rights. Owen Jones refers to this systematic stripping away … Continue reading

Workers’ Martyrdom and Solidarity across the Globe

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Trade unionists remember the Tolpuddle martyrs of the 19th Century. In 1834 six farm labourers were fighting for the right to be a member of a trade union in order to improve working conditions. They were convicted and transported to … Continue reading

Tom Cruise – shut up woman and stop arguing with your husband!

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Scientology’s in the news again, of course, because of the split between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Many tolerant people in modern societies are quite rightly reluctant to criticise other people’s religious beliefs, not least because of the very important issue … Continue reading