Category Archives: Opinion & Comment

Triangulation = Strangulation

Saw this clip of Labour MP, Thangam Debbonaire, and Martin Manear, a member of the Momentum National Committee, being interviewed on ITV in the South West, and was fascinated by the MP’s logic. In the interview Martin refers a number … Continue reading

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Orwell’s Newspeak is alive and well on the right-wing of the Labour Party.

Newspeak is the fictional language in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, written by George Orwell. It is a controlled language created by the totalitarian state Oceania as a tool to limit freedom of thought, and concepts that pose a threat to … Continue reading

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Do I want Labour to win an election? Depends what the policies are!

A very angry little man recently asked me if I “wanted Labour to win an election?” This was in the context of the Corbyn Crisis and he was implying that because I had joined the Labour Party in September to … Continue reading

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# This Is A Coup?

I’ve just watched Paul Mason’s 4 x 30 minute films on last year’s Greek crisis, # This Is A Coup, they are all available on YouTube. I had last week reluctantly decided to vote Remain in the forthcoming referendum on EU … Continue reading

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Political Principles And The Labour Party?

Further to my earlier post Maybe this is really at the root of the split in the Labour Party?, Adam Buckham pointed out that I had omitted to discuss political principles in the first draft of the piece. I then rewrote it to refer … Continue reading

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On Public Opinion And Policy

One of the principle arguments of Blairites in the Labour Party seems to be that it is the job of the Party to align itself with public opinion. If ‘public opinion’ is in favour of renewing Trident then the Labour … Continue reading

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On Deterrence and Trident

Yes deterrence can be a powerful defensive tool. It is often said that Argentina chose to invade The Falklands when they did because they gambled that the UK would not defend the islands. If they had known the lengths we … Continue reading

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