Monthly Archives: March 2014

“What a big smile you have, Andrew Neil”…

I tried to follow Left Unity conference streamed live yesterday. I failed. Lack of a well-publicised Twitter hashtag didn’t help. That would have helped all of us. It would have allowed everyone who signed up to Ken Loach’s appeal for … Continue reading

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Labour burns the Red Flag, lying there:

Tony Benn’s funeral ended with a rendition of the Red Flag? That is interesting. Was this socialist hymn sung defiantly by the very same Labour Party Members of Parliament who set the scarlet standard on fire twenty four hours ago? … Continue reading

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Owen Jones and Diane Abbott are ashamed by Ed Miliband?

If Ed Miliband can find enough money in Tory Britain to have not even noticed that five Tory billionaires own more than the poorest twenty percent (a nation that grew progressively unequal all during the years of Tony Blair and … Continue reading

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Mavericks of the world unite. And kick each other up the arse.

  Twenty four hours ago, Newsnight Scotland hosted a debate between the two best known Scottish mavericks on the left. Each is a world-class debater and orator. Each with their own take of Scotland’s independence referendum. This debate could prove … Continue reading

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Jim Sillars floated like a butterfly, stung like a bee.

Did you see Newsnight Scotland’s hour-long debate last night? Jim Sillars did excellently, didn’t he? Jim endured endless goading by George Galloway, and took it in his stride. George had clearly pinned his hopes on enlisting a longstanding critic of … Continue reading

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Bob Crow and Tony Benn Rest In Peace.

Don’t ask for whom the Big Benn tolls Tony sees through Blair’s Black Holes As Bob Crow flies straight, souring high Two angels shine across the sky They blaze a trail. Expose the lie Socialist heroes never die.

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#Indyreasons? Why do I support Scottish independence?

Trending on Twitter this morning is an #indyreasons hashtag. This allows Scots to explain why they will be voting for Scottish independence on 18th September this year. There is also, hardly unexpectedly, an attempt by Johann Lamont’s army of straw … Continue reading

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British democracy is capitalist ‘democracy’.

James Connolly is right about capitalism and its governments. But there is more to it than that. Democratic debate in the private capitalist media in Britain camouflages this very serious problem, exacerbating it. Controlled as it is by Rupert Murdoch … Continue reading

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George Osborne is set on destroying pensions. BBC is happy.

I don’t think they’re uncertain. 100% guaranteed to destroy pensions. Tories know their economic ‘recovery’ is based on unsustainable debt, with a market economy that can’t make what people want. Productivity cannot be restored to global competitive rates. Sooner or … Continue reading

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James Cook defends his BetterTogether Bullshit Corporation

By no means is James Cook the worst offender at the BBC when it comes to bias. By the standards of most of his colleagues, his infringements of basic fairness are relatively rare, and usually relatively mild. While he isn’t … Continue reading

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