From the daily archives:

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Week 19: Villain – The Tory Press

May 10, 2015

This week’s villain of the week award goes to the Tory supporting, right-wing newspapers, who once again manipulated and scaremongered the British electorate into voting for a Conservative Government. And so it came to pass. The Tories have won the election, with considerable help from their friends in the media. The British press coverage of […]

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#1018: 1970, John Lennon, Working Class Hero

May 10, 2015

A post election song. I don’t know whether John Lennon wrote this as a reaction to the Conservative general election victory that year, but the raw hurt of this song sums up my mood following Thursday. The Etonian toffs have won: “Know your place, little man“. It is a great, bitter-angry song: Lennon at his most Dylan-esque. […]

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Week 19: Hero – The Alberta New Democratic Party

May 10, 2015

This week’s Hero of the Week Award goes to a centre-left party who shows how the left can win in the most unlikely places This has been a grim week for those of us on the progressive left in the UK.   Polls which had promised that an election on a knife edge might produce a […]

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General Election 2015: The Guilty Men

May 10, 2015

We’re not comfortable on these pages pointing fingers and wringing our hands – nor do we gain any satisfaction whatsoever from stroking our beards (metaphorically and literally) and saying ‘we told you so…’ but we did. Indeed the first thing I did after the coalition was formed, was resign my Lib-Dem membership, I then tried […]

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