Millions owing to UK farmers

Published: July 22, 2016
Written by David Hencke

Andrea Leadsom, the new Eurosceptic environment secretary and former challenger to Theresa May, is to be lumbered with paying out possibly hundreds of millions in European Union fines long after …

Ian Williams – Letter From America

Published: July 18, 2016
Written by Ian Williams

In a press briefing at the UN many years ago Douglas Hurd pointed out that British foreign policy was “the same as it has been since the days of Pitt …

John Street’s Diary

Published: July 16, 2016
Written by John Street

Tired and emotional Referendum fatigue clearly infected the Labour Research Department. They reported: “There has just been a period of little or no useful debate, of little or no relevant …

Brainwaves – Chris Proctor

Published: July 15, 2016
Written by Chris Proctor

The main topic of conversation in north London since the referendum has been how to get hold of another passport. A British one is now heavy with stigma; an alternative …

An ideal man for troubled times

Published: July 14, 2016
Written by Paul Routledge

Harold Wilson:?The Unprincipled Prime Minister? ed Andrew Crines and Kevin Hickson Biteback £20 Like novelists, politicians come into and out of fashion. Most of them, anyway. Some just get completely …

Corbyn wins fight for leadership ballot

Published: July 11, 2016
Written by Ian Hernon

Labour’s National Executive Committee rule after a marathon session that Jeremy Corbyn will be automatically included on the ballot in the leadership contest. . Some unions argued that party rules …

Still rocking in the free world

Published: July 11, 2016
Written by Mike Parker

Neil Young and Promise Of The Real O2 Arena London Earth Neil Young and Promise Of The Real Reprise Records There was a time in the mid-1980s when Neil Young …

Out Of The Cage – Paul Routledge

Published: July 11, 2016
Written by Paul Routledge

Everybody and his dog seems to be having a go, so I might as well join in. After much thought and consultation with colleagues, I have decided to stand for …

Brexit exposes a nation in denial

Published: July 11, 2016
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Britain’s decision to vote in favour of leaving the European Union has lifted a stone on a country which, underneath its comfortable, conservative surface, is wracked by division. The divide …

May crowned as Leadsom pulls out

Published: July 11, 2016
Written by Ian Hernon

The beguiling prospect of a long, bitter and bruising Tory Leadership contest was ended when Andrea Leadsom pulled out after taking flak for both her questionable CV and her “motherhood” …

Why The Left Must Accept Brexit

Published: July 10, 2016
Written by Neil Serougi

Negligently ignoring the fears of a working class at the sharp end of globalisation has come home to roost. The aftermath of the EU referendum has now revealed the fallacy …

Brexit and Neo-Liberalism

Published: July 7, 2016
Written by Dave Lawes

The 17 million who voted for Brexit were not all racist, stupid or uneducated. Many voted against unfettered neo-liberalism and the extreme inequality that it produces. Recent analysis by both the …

The Union Card – Len McCluskey

Published: July 3, 2016
Written by Len McCluskey

At the time of writing the result of the EU referendum is still unknown. The intensity of the debate between both sides has escalated following a personal and political tragedy …