A Tale of Two Summers and the Electable Jeremy Corbyn

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The Electable Jeremy CORBYN 1. A TALE OF TWO SUMMERS As a child I learned of honestly, fairness and justice, and I learned about socialism. These philosophies go hand-in-hand. But in my lifetime, The Labour Party I loved has become … Continue reading

Opening Pandora’s Box, Austerity and Jeremy Corbyn

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Opening Pandora’s Box. Austerity and Jeremy Corbyn 1. The Challenge As a child I learned of honestly, fairness and justice, and I learned about socialism. These philosophies go hand-in-hand. But in my lifetime, The Labour Party I loved has become … Continue reading

Tolpuddle, Thatcher, and the Worst Attack on Trade Unions in Thirty Years

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This weekend in Tolpuddle, trade unions will march  and recognise the sacrifices of the Tolpuddle martyrs who were transported to Australia for standing up for their rights to be in a trade union. As always the Tories try to divide … Continue reading

Is Maggie’s ghost haunting Europe?

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Maggie’s Ghost: What is haunting Europe? By systemfailure “A ghost is haunting Europe — the ghost of Communism”, Marx wrote in the Communist Manifesto, in 1847. He couldn’t probably predict, that the ghost above Europe in 2013, would have been totally … Continue reading

Squeezing the Poor: The Economic Consequences of Mrs Thatcher

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“Squeezing the poor” By alittleecon This post by @Ramanan_V prompted me to seek out Nicholas Kaldor’s “The Economic Consequences of Mrs Thatcher”. Kaldor was an eminent Cambridge economist and member of House of Lords at the time when Margaret Thatcher came to power in 1979, and this short … Continue reading

The Spirit of ’45

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The Spirit of ’45 A review published here, by CJStone. I went to see the premiere of Ken Loach’s new film, The Spirit of ’45 at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury. Half of my town was there. In case you … Continue reading