I know it’s not open yet but this made me laugh inside with tears of organisational desperation at the inability to place a single, simple page saying, “Not yet, idiot, we said 1pm” or something more polite yet as effective.
It’s not just the Labour Party that is currently going super-nova as it appears to swallow itself in its own singularity, I’ll stop that right there. A simple thing like voting has lead to ritualistic self-examination, recrimination and rebuilding within the Labour Party here in the UK. But we need to not point the nose of mirth at politics and politicians getting “one person/one vote” wrong. The world(s?) of Science Ficion has recently tripped over its own referendum.
With the Labour Party currently at war over the heart, soul, the future (and in some cases of the dangerous historical rewriting by political commentators), its past and those of its leadership candidates, let us use actual evidence to relive one of the great modernising moments in the history of the Labour Party. And while we’re at it, let’s palm our faces at the repetition unearthed from one small book and one survey carried out at the start of the swinging 60s.
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has been accused by award-winning historian, Anne Applebaum of being a ‘useful idiot’ and swallowing the information (or mis or disinformation) put into play by the heavily Kremlin influenced Russia Today broadcaster. Applebaum has produced some truly excellent history with books such as Gulag: A History of the Soviet Camps but in this case, her politics are smothering her objectivity and producing Spin
Following the recent UK General Election result, which confirmed to me that Imhad to actually do something to help drag the country back from selfism and the self-flagellation of “austerity”, I rejoined the Labour Party. The email I received to confirm this is both pleasing and saddening. It’s from outgoing leader Ed Miliband. He seemed …
Anthony Neil Wedgewood Benn – 3 April 1925 – 14 March 2014. The former 2nd Viscount Stansgate died today at his own home surrounded by his family. He was a complex character who spoke clearly and directly about politics and people. He was a great man who “made enemies and kept them.” Tony Benn died …
Remember him next time you’re stuck queuing for a ticket behind some poor, confused and nervous tourist unable to find assistance because it was cheaper to sack the London Underground worker who could have provided it.
What the hell happens to the streets where they live if those “chavs” they mock and deride for being workshy in places where there is no work because the work has trickled down to even poorer people in poor countries… what will happen when those ‘Chavs’ finally do have all of their benefits withdrawn?
I write now as a lefty and not as someone whose day job is trying to get people to read the commercial website about video games (‘videogames’) that I edit. Sadly I find myself writing about this sad piece of hit-begging nonsense masquerading as economic analysis in the New Statesman magazine (Est 1913). Diablo III …