I got through about 30 seconds of the Johnson-Corbyn ‘debate’ last night before I had to turn it off. In actuality, my computer turned itself off, as if the GCHQ camera hidden in its screen responded to the look on my face. My first reaction was one of shame, like watching two naked old men … Continue reading Running Man: The Johnson-Corbyn ‘Debate’
171 years ago The Communist Manifesto was published in Bishopsgate, London. Everyone has heard its famous phrases about a ‘spectre’ haunting Europe; about the history of all hitherto existing society being ‘the history of class struggle’; about capitalism being like a ‘sorcerer’ who can no longer control the power called up by his spells; and … Continue reading ‘Middle-class Socialism’: A Warning from History
‘Feel free to check your facts, timelines and who made decisions when.’ — Emma Dent Coad Yesterday Emma Dent Coad, the Labour candidate for North Kensington in the forthcoming General Election, issued a formal statement refuting the claims made in 2017 by the constituency’s former Conservative MP, Victoria Borwick — and repeated this week by … Continue reading A Vote for Labour is a Vote for . . . Emma Dent Coad
The first and most important thing you do when you vote in a General Election is consent to handing power over yourself and everyone else in this country — as well as over other countries in which the UK has colonial and financial interests — to a ruling class, which then has the entire apparatus … Continue reading Another General Election . . .
Choose Labour. Choose voting to bomb Syria. Choose going toe to toe with the Tories over who can inflict the biggest cuts to benefits. Choose criminalising the homeless with Public Space Protection Orders. Choose fining people £100 for sleeping rough in Labour-run boroughs. Choose planning permission for anti-homeless spikes in the doorways of banks. Choose employing … Continue reading Choose Labour?
Florence Eshalomi, the new Labour Party candidate for Vauxhall. The constituency had a registered electorate of 82,055 in the General Election of 2017, which was won by the then Labour candidate, Kate Hoey, with 31,576 votes and 57.3 per cent of the vote. Except in the General Election of 1931, Vauxhall, including the former seat of Lambeth … Continue reading A Vote for Labour is a Vote for . . . Florence Eshalomi
Sajid Javid was elected to be the Conservative Member of Parliament for the West Midlands constituency of Bromsgrove with 33,493 votes in the General Election of 2017. Javid has held the seat since 2010, when he first entered politics. Before that Javid was a banker, in which he had a meteoric rise. In 1994 he … Continue reading Representing What? The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid, Home Secretary
This is a template for an e-mail in response to the United Nations report published last month on the collective persecution of Julian Assange, to be sent to the Members of Parliament and Peers who signed a letter to the Home Secretary calling for the extradition of Julian Assange to Sweden in violation of numerous … Continue reading The Persecution, Incarceration, Torture and Extra-Territorial Extradition of Julian Assange: Template for a letter to your Member of Parliament
In the week leading up to what was to be the UK’s exit from the European Union and for a few days after, the ASH Facebook page was the site of an informal debate about the pros and cons of Brexit. Although there was no agreement on any one position, compared to the previous three … Continue reading Brexit Countdown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzA15gpgjCk 1. The Tory Housing Crisis ‘A new world of energy innovations: E.ON’ – is the advertisement that pops up on screen when I go to download the agenda for this year’s Labour Party Conference, obscuring the information behind. I guess it’s appropriate in a way, since its to E.ON – one of the world’s … Continue reading Rebuilding Britain: Housing at the Labour Party Conference 2018