The Tories have successfully used their propaganda machine to create a nation so divided it is on the brink of civil war. I cannot remember a time when our nation has been so divided. The British and European affair began as long … Continue reading
It is a sadness that Tony Benn did not live to see the landslide election of Jeremy Corbyn but he never doubted that it could, and would happen… as he makes clear at the end of this speech in the video clip above.
It is very fitting that Jeremy Corbyn should be elected on the anniversary of Allende’s death in Chile. Pinochet’s dictatorship has acted as a template for the neoliberal ascendancy in the western world, and let us hope that the overwhelming support for Jeremy’s leadership signals the beginning of a ‘domino’ effect for left parties across Europe, and the world in general. It is fear of this sort of popular rejection of neoliberalism which underpins the trade deals like TTIP… and explains the urgent attempts of the financial-corporate nexus to lock in de-regulation and privatisation, beyond the reach of democratically elected governments.
Now the task is to take on the Tories and their devastatingly, destructive policies both at home and internationally.
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
Tony Benn resisted the entry to the Common market in the first place, and continued to oppose it as undemocratic. In Arguments for Democracy (1981) Benn is scathing about the fact that multinationals’ profits “made in one country can be … Continue reading
Democracy or Philanthropy? How can we combat poverty and injustice? The Collective Voice of Labour Think tanks, philanthropists, charities, celebrities and lobbyists are shouting from the wings the answers to an impoverished world. Joseph Rowntree, Barrow Cadbury, Bill Gates, Russell … Continue reading
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