The Tories are considered the party of Law and Order. That in its self is interesting as the word Tory is Gaelic and means outlaw. Nevertheless, Robert Peel's changes to policing and their willingness to lock people up and throw away the key is responsible for the image. Still, jailing criminals is not the same thing… Continue reading Are Tories The Party Of Law And Order?
There is far too much propaganda in politics paid for by wealthy, influential donors. The media should be our guard dogs. But overall the media is right-wing and owned by the rich and powerful. Journalism is partisan and headlines divisive. The media tell us that the Tories are a strong and stable government, and Labour is incompetent.… Continue reading Why Labour Is A Disease In The Public Mind
Some words deserve their bad reputation like the N word, but others don't. Nationalisation is such a word. It is such an anathema that we don't even discuss it. However, Labour wants to return essential services to public ownership at the end of their franchise. So, nationalisation is on the agenda. Right wing politicians and the… Continue reading The Other N Word
Revisiting 2015 The Anglo-American political right (Conservatives) and the establishment media have created a ‘toxic’ view of left-wing politics (socialism). They accuse the left of espousing a ludicrous fairy tale vision of society based on high taxation and killing aspiration. In reality, the left is simply the politics of equality. I believe in the empowerment,… Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid of The L Word
We are facing the most important election of a generation. I believe that democracy is under threat. There are also the issues of the NHS crisis, an education crisis, a housing crisis and wealth, race and social inequality. So, I thought I would look at how the media are holding politicians to account… Continue reading Election Sex Sex Sex & Jeremy Corbyn
The 2017 general election is the most important election of a generation. Its call was not really a surprise because Tory Eurosceptics are holding Theresa May to ransom. And more than 24 Tory MPs are being investigated for fraud. So, calling an election is a win-win for May. Success would consolidate her position as Prime… Continue reading A Tory Landslide Win Will Bury Democracy and Social Care
In January (2017) Theresa May made a speech reaffirming the special relationship. The intimate harmonious bond between the United States, and the United Kingdom. Trump apparently does not share that opinion. Recently, he accused May of illegally spying on him. May needs to choose her friends more carefully. For so far Trump doesn’t seem to… Continue reading Trump, May, The Special Relationship Lies and Spies