On the road again

How swiftly taboos have been broken in Britain. In the space of a year banned ideas of socialism, revolution and radical state intervention in the economy have forced themselves into the public imagination and the media. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party,  has put full-employment back on the agenda and the political class and the academy cannot dodge the issue. Continue reading

Referendum(2): It’s now or never

There is a persuasive view that for a broad section of the British population, especially the working class, a vote to leave the EU is a way of complaining about being short-changed by their rulers. In these heady days of zero-hours contracts the establishment appears to have forgotten that the natives -unlike recent immigrants – have been loyal to British imperialism for over a century. In short a Brexit vote is a reminder that an understanding has been breached. It is an appeal for more food parcels, not a menace to profit-taking. Continue reading

An uncivil war

South Africans decisively elected the African National Congress to  power in five elections since 1994 – only to be fleeced in return. For more than a generation the government in Westminster – irrespective of configuration – has shamefully serviced an elite bent on looting the nation. It’s been a good time for One Percent and Co but the winds of change are blowing, home and away. Continue reading