The government rhetoric about the House of Lords’ threat to derail their cherished plan to cut tax credits has been extraordinary over the last few days. To believe it, you would have to think that we are in the deadlocked position Parliament found itself between 1909 and 1911, when the then Liberal government attempted to… Continue reading The anti-people’s budget and the constitutional crisis that isn’t
The Revolting Left
View image | gettyimages.com I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the protests outside the Conservative Party conference and direct action more generally. This has coincided with the release of a new film about the Suffragette movement, which I haven’t seen yet. It strikes me that much of the debate surrounding direct action and… Continue reading The Revolting Left
Where is Jeremy Corbyn’s Sam Seaborn?
One of the big challenges of criticising Jeremy Corbyn is that if you have any skin whatsoever in what is now deemed to be the “old politics” you’re views are instantly dismissed as irrelevant. So it is that I’ve spent the day looking at Twitter, with old politicos saying the speech was rubbish and the… Continue reading Where is Jeremy Corbyn’s Sam Seaborn?