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Flash View 3: Mind the Generation Gap

  It was votes of the young, naively optimistic/self-interested (abolition of tuition fees), or the old, cynical/self-interested baby boomers, who betrayed the nation. Or at least, that seems to be the underlying theme of election commentators. What is wrong with … Continue reading

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May Election in June

  When the prime minister called this election the prospect of a Labour victory appeared fanciful. There were seemingly foolhardy protestations that the yawning gulf measured by opinion pollsters might be reduced, but surely not significantly so? Theresa May has … Continue reading

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Manchester Triptych

  ! Floret of flame, echo of the big bang, Flinging innocent creation apart, Flaying thin skin from an orderly world, Punching and pummelling breaking bodies, Undoing flesh with nuts and bolts and screws, Undoing families in a moment, Undoing … Continue reading

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Flash View 2: Assassination by Insinuation

  During Radio 4’s Today programme’s (Saturday, 20th May) newspaper review, an item was highlighted that the intelligence services had, at one point, opened a file on Jeremy Corbyn due to suspicions he was supportive of the IRA. The Labour … Continue reading

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Personality Culture

  There are two Jeremy Corbyns. There is the strawman version, stuffed by the media and set up for pelting; then there’s the real one. Since being elected to the leadership of the Labour Party the latter has had to … Continue reading

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Labouring

  The local election results appear to suggest the media theme of Labour imploding under Jeremy Corbyn has been confirmed. However, as the old saying goes, appearances are deceptive. Not that the losses by Labour are not significant. The problem … Continue reading

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Flash View 1

  The Tories are using Brexit to stage a political coup. By harnessing voters across ideological boundaries around this issue they intend strengthening their position in government by encouraging a narrow British nationalism. The EU bureaucracy needs very little encouragement … Continue reading

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