Sal Brinton’s speech was a rouser

When one cannot be at conference (like me) then watching a livestream of it is a lifeline. Punchy, intellectual  and people centred are the words that I would use to describe today’s proceedings. Sal Brinton’s,…

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Why is a ‘jolly good fellow’ always jolly?

A ‘jolly old good fellow’ by his Shepherd’s Hut It must be the ‘silly season’ i.e month of August otherwise why else would Jacob Rees-Mogg be the flavour of the moment when the mood is…

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A tribute to Heather Heyer who died in Charlottesville

My tribute of flowers in memory of Heather Heyer Heather Heyer was killed in Charlottesville while protesting against the racism of the Alt-Right. The  moment she was killed was the moment that racism had reached…

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Vince Cable was in stonking form at his first Lib Dem event as leader

Sir Vince Cable and Jo Swinson at the ‘welcome the leader’ event in Central London  Sir Vince Cable was in great form at his first ‘outing’ as leader of the Liberal Democrat party. In Vince…

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George Turner uncovers “financial mismanagement” in Lambeth where he stood against Kate Hoey

If ever there was a tenacious embodiment of the Lib Dem spirit that never gives up it is George Turner who stood against Kate Hoey in Lambeth. He increased the Lib Dem vote share through running an…

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The parallel universe of the Labour Party

The most surreal of experiences occur in the most unlikely of places. I have had that sort of day. Fabian Conferences are always a political highlight for me and, much as I enjoyed the summer…

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Three pivotal moments that seem to have defined Theresa May and they aren’t good

The search for answers as to why Theresa May performed so spectacularly badly goes on and will, no doubt, continue to be debated and analysed. In my opinion there were three pivotal moments in the…

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The British Medical Journal’s analysis of social care proposals by Tories, Labour and Lib Dems

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A sick UK national media infested with vested interest

I was brought up in the Global South where British media such as the BBC were held in high esteem. In fact, it still is. Listening to the BBC is a mark of an intellectual…

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A Twitter take on the Trump family

But money can buy you more money at the expense of the masses: (photo allegedly taken some years ago but Trump properties still trade on the Phillipino market) http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/ivanka-trump-jared-kushner-profit-white-house

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An apt ending for the ‘Strong and Stable’ election mantra perhaps?

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What do you do with a problem like Corbyn?

If ever there was a politician caught between a rock and a hard place it is Jeremy Corbyn. Seldom do you find a politician who possesses those rare qualities that aligns itself with a vision…

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