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Ending state-sponsored sleaze

Ending state-sponsored sleaze

When the main business of government is business itself, don’t be surprised when sleaze, political favours, dodgy contracts and the rest surface on a regular basis. The UK capitalist state, with its immense power and resources, is inherently open to misuse. Rules and regulations introduced down the years – often following a scandal – to […]

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Time to make ‘we the people’ a reality for the many

By Paul Feldman Written in the name of  “We the People of the United States”, the preamble to the original constitution says it is made in “Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves […]

Starmer dances to Johnson’s sinister tun

Starmer dances to Johnson’s sinister tune

As the Tories lift the lockdown, principally for economic rather than public health reasons, some might expect a challenge to this business-led strategy from the opposition in Parliament. Don’t hold your breath.”Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition” is back in the wake of Jeremy Corbyn’s resignation. For Sir Keir Starmer and his supporters,”taking a knee” means prostration […]

Virus just one part of a deadly cocktail

Virus just one part of a deadly cocktail

Take one rampant market economy directed by an authoritarian state more concerned with suppressing dissent than public health, add in debt-driven globalisation, throw in extreme weather patterns and broken political systems and you have a deadly cocktail. That’s how the coronavirus pandemic originating in China, the stock market collapse, climate change and the slow death […]