Category Politics

John Major warns allies they risk forcing Britain to leave EU

John Major warns allies they risk forcing Britain to leave EU | World news | The Guardian. via John Major warns allies they risk forcing Britain to leave EU.

Revolution by Russell Brand review

Revolution by Russell Brand review – the barmy credo of a Beverly Hills Buddhist | Books | The Observer. via Revolution by Russell Brand review.

Mainstream politics is imploding: is discontent with globalisation the cause?

Mainstream politics is imploding: is discontent with globalisation the cause? | Comment is free | The Guardian. via Mainstream politics is imploding: is discontent with globalisation the cause? | Comment is free | The Guardian.

Rotten and Toynbee agree: Brand talks b*ll*cks

Polly Toynbee and Johnny Rotten land on the same page and blast Russell Brand’s idiocy. Johnny Rotten and I agree: neither of us wants Russell Brand’s ‘revolution’ | Polly Toynbee | Comment is free | The Guardian. via Johnny Rotten and I agree: neither of us wants Russell Brand’s ‘revolution’ | Polly Toynbee | Comment […]

A depressingly British tale of friends in high places

A diatribe on the undying practice of giving top jobs to those who are utterly unqualified to do them. A depressingly British tale of friends in high places | Zoe Williams | Comment is free | The Guardian. via A depressingly British tale of friends in high places | Zoe Williams | Comment is free | […]

This farcical tax system is cheating us out of billions

Polly Toynbee: Another really annoying columnist who occasionally writes things that make sense. On the question of what a tax system would look like if we started from scratch, Polly and I might have different ideas, but we agree that the UK’s current system perpetuates scams and injustice and needs to be obliterated. This farcical tax […]

“If we can have just war, why not just terrorism?”

Reverend Fraser can be most irritating, and as sanctimonious as one would expect of a cleric. But here he skillfully articulates an argument which surfaces now and again but which is never confronted on intellectual grounds, only ever tackled on an emotional, partisan basis. It is an uncomfortable position which reminds us that sometimes the difference between […]

A tale of two careers: Michael Gove and Iain Duncan Smith

A tale of two careers: Michael Gove and Iain Duncan Smith | Politics | The Guardian. via A tale of two careers: Michael Gove and Iain Duncan Smith | Politics | The Guardian.

Labour’s love of inherited privilege shows a lack of class

I don’t much care for Toby Young either, but this won’t be the first time he’s said something I grudgingly agree with… or the last. Labour’s love of inherited privilege shows a lack of class – Telegraph Blogs. via Labour’s love of inherited privilege shows a lack of class – Telegraph Blogs.

Mocking an Eton boy’s death is the worst politics of envy

I don’t like Owen Jones, but at least he – like most decent folks of all political persuasions – has come down on the right side of this terrible story. Mocking an Eton boy’s death is the worst politics of envy | Owen Jones | Comment is free | The Guardian. via Mocking an Eton […]