Politics

If We’re Serious About Europe, We Need to Ditch the ...

Like pretty much everyone I know, I’m very much in favour of the European Union. It’s one of the best examples of genuine internationalism, and in many ways it has defined the age in which we live. Born out of ...

After Paris, we Must Resist the Allure of a Failed, ...

A tidal wave of outrage has consumed commentators of every political hue following the horrific attacks in Paris last week. The far right immediately argued that we should begin bombing Syria (because nothing gets rid of an insurgent, borderless, terrorist ...

When did we Forget That You Never Cross a Picket ...

This week sees commemorations of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, a group of 19th century Dorset farm labourers who were arrested and convicted for their membership of a group called the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers. It was essentially a forerunner of ...

It’s Time Sensible People Stopped Endorsing the Daily Mail

Let’s make no bones about it, the Daily Mail is a reactionary mouthpiece, whose target readership comprises the most narrow minded and bigoted in our society. If that seems a little harsh, don’t forget that it was the Daily Mail ...