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Meaningful Capitalism before coal?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 21/04/2022 - 7:39am in

Is our system which is called Capitalism correctly named? Because you and I can be capitalists, in the sense that we have capital and use it to some effect – but we do not have power over capital. That power is bestowed on those that control finance, as is well documented on ProgressivePulse and elsewhere,... Read more

Another way for Labour to censure Brexit

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 19/04/2022 - 12:59am in

The Observer carried an interesting piece on Language Schools yesterday where with an 80% drop in revenue since Brexit, the reckoning is that there are a good 40,000 jobs in the balance. This is another disaster that has been hidden by Covid, but is plain for all to see in empty language schools accross Britain... Read more

That ministerial direction and what it tells us

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 17/04/2022 - 5:56pm in

Home Secretary Patel was forced to issue a ministerial direction, the BBC tells us, in order to push through the the Rwanda policy of forcefully exporting refugees. We learn that: Home Office civil servants could not precisely quantify the benefits of the policy, and uncertainty about the costs meant Ms Patel had to take personal... Read more

‘Rwanda Policy’

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 15/04/2022 - 6:01am in

Firstly, who knew we had one? Nonetheless this absolutely gobsmacking comment from FT columnist Robert Shrimsley suggests three incisive points: We should also be aware that Rwanda is landlocked and its population is about 12 million – so not a lot more than Greater London – and it is run by a democratic dictator (aren’t... Read more

Putin will be pleased

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 14/04/2022 - 7:21am in

What I can only suggest as a certain family frailty* is currently preventing any comprehensive sort of commentary on the current democratic deficit (wasn’t that actually what we were told was the problem with the EU?) that comprises Johnson’s lying to, and misleading of, Parliament – never mind to everyone else… The main reason for... Read more

Further detail on the Crown Courts crisis

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/04/2022 - 12:56am in

..Is contained in this good piece from the Secret Barrister, who picks up on the description by Justice Secretary, Dominic Raab, of the decision by the Criminal Bar association to suspend their goodwill in one area of work, as an “unnecessary and irresponsible strike”! As the article points out the government response to the courts... Read more

More evidence – free ideology worsening lives

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/04/2022 - 10:40pm in

Two insightful articles – one recently in the Guardian and one from January in Yorkshire Bylines demonstrate more of the fundamental flaws inherent in current government thinking. The Guardian article is by Professor Michael Marmot, well known for his report on health and well-being which is now twelve years old. Since when, of course things... Read more

Crises? What crises? Government still looks the other way

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 10/04/2022 - 8:55pm in

More worrying news from our justice system and our hospital system. First the Criminal Bar Association is commencing action on Monday towards a measure of non co-operation with the court service, particularly when asked to accept cases at short notice: Government has failed to recognise the crisis in the court service despite delays of two... Read more

‘Easter getaway rush’ – or not..

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 10/04/2022 - 8:13pm in

The BBC is at last reporting the lorry queues at Dover which it is suggesting is a result of the upcoming Easter holiday and the lack of P&O ships. According to Cieran, The Euro Courier: I made an error last night whilst doing the live video on the M20 – it wasn’t 14-15 miles of... Read more

Nuclear prefabs

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/04/2022 - 2:52am in

As the recent government report was so heavily in favour of nuclear I would suggest that we are likely to end up with more of it – even if only (as the Tories would say) in a limited and specific way. In this case we need to support Rolls Royce through additional government investment, in... Read more

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