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On the nature of nationhood

With the recent celebrations of the Queen’s failure to die in a timely manner, and the lavish parades and parties thrown at massive cost to the public purse, all in the midst of the worst cost of living crisis in living memory, I’m left once more wondering about the state of politics in Britain. Perhaps […]

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William the Conqueror

Halle-fucking-lujah. The union is saved. Scottish nationalism has been struck dead in a single blow, never to rear it’s ugly head again.

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Keir Starmer is no Thomas Hobbes, but he doesn’t need to be

When Starmer was first elected leader of the Labour Party, the libertarian commentariat rejoiced: finally, an exacting, methodological needle to prick Johnson’s pomposity. His early PMQs had a laser-like focus – the perfect antidote to the braggadocious Boris. And yet now it seems the tide has turned. His failure to call for Matt Hancock’s resignation […]

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A year on, ‘Starmerism’ appears to be fizzling out

When Keir Starmer became leader of the Labour Party last year, many Labour members and voters were cautiously optimistic. With good experience in government, and a background in Labour’s soft left, his ascension promised to unify the party and restore it as a vibrant and eminently electable political force. But despite some initial enthusiasm in […]

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A brutal bashing for the Barons

In recent weeks, a story made news headlines claiming that British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has unveiled new plans to move the House of Lords to the Northern city of York. In an attempt to liberate us from the consuming vulgarity of London influence, this has unfortunately been met with both heavy criticism and wide […]

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The crumbling of the Labour red wall

The ‘Red Wall’ sounds like something out of a fairy tale, right up there with the yellow brick road. While it held for decades, its recent collapse means it now occupies a similar place in reality. This long-held bastion of Labour support broke with voting tradition in a move which undoubtedly helped propel Boris Johnson […]

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Brexit will liberate the wrong people, and the wrong ideas

Brexit is often characterised as a glorious liberation from an oppressive EU which stifles the UK’s potential.  However, we can expect Brexit’s liberatory potential to disproportionately benefit the forces of ignorance and privilege, while eroding living standards and harming the underrepresented. Brexit has already encouraged the liberation of willful ignorance.  When Doctor David Nicholl called […]