The Hypocrisy of Dame Tax-Dodge Hodge.

Dame Margaret Hodge is an unhinged hypocrite and a disgrace to the Labour Party. Hodge is a classic example of a neoliberal Blairite shill who uses politics purely for personal gain. Hodge was chair of the Public Accounts Committee from 2010-15 where she could be constantly found to be grandstanding over tax evasion, all the…

England’s H2O Hijack…

There can be no greater example of the great British privatisation rip-off than the capture of British water by private profiteers. English water companies have dished out more than £2bn a year on average to shareholders since they were privatised by Thatcher in 1989. Dividends to shareholders of parent companies between 1991 and 2019 amount…

A Far Cry From FDR…

In Boris Johnson’s latest speech he made references to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s (FDR) New Deal, the plan formulated by the 32nd U.S. president to accelerate the American economy out of the Great Depression in the 1930s. Johnson said of his plan: “It sounds positively Rooseveltian. It sounds like a New Deal. All I can say…

Imperial Measures…

Imperialism is alive and well. It can come in many forms. These days it generally tends to be more subtle and covert…though not always. “Imperialism is a system of exploitation that occurs not only in the brutal form of those who come with guns to conquer territory. Imperialism often occurs in more subtle forms, a…

A Keir and Present Danger…

It was never going to be long before the Knight of the Realm Sir Keir Starmer finally rid his front bench of the last remnants of Corbyn. After all, that is what this whole shameful period in British ‘democracy’ has been about, to secure the swift return of safety for the private interests of Capitalism…

Privatisation, Power & Propaganda…

Privatisation has its origins in fascist ideology. In the mid-1930s it was the Nazi regime that transferred public ownership to the private sector. “Nationalization was particularly important in the early 1930s in Germany. The state took over a large industrial concern, large commercial banks, and other minor firms. In the mid-1930s, the Nazi regime transferred…

Thatcher’s Greatest Achievement: “Tony Blair & New Labour”

In 2002 when Margaret Thatcher was asked what her greatest achievement was, she replied; “Tony Blair and New Labour.” Blair built on Thatcher’s ‘legacy,’ that is a simple fact. The man himself admitted as much. Probably best described by Bob Jessop: “For some, the landslide victory of the Labour Party in 1997 held the promise…

A right Royal stitch up…

The last few days have seen wall to wall coverage about Harry and Meghan, faux outage a plenty, whipped up sentiment and pure hyperbole has ensued from the lickspittles and sycophants alike, the type of people who scream and shout about democracy yet will defend an unelected Head of State as being beyond reproach. The…

Reducing immigration will collapse the Welfare State, it won’t help it…

‘Schrodinger’s immigrant’. Like the cat in the box, this migrant is both everywhere and nowhere, somehow managing to simultaneously steal jobs from hardworking Brits and scrounge off the benefits system. There is no solid evidence that current levels of immigration are harmful, in fact, quite the contrary. They’re not taking your job, they’re not driving…

The Traders of Terror…

There are a number of excuses which regularly get trotted out in order to justify our relations with Saudi Arabia. We rely on them for oil, they’re an important trading partner, they’re important to our economy, they’re an important strategic partner that helps to keep us safe from terrorism, and that if we didn’t sell…