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The real Brexit coup: how parliament betrayed the people

Today and every day henceforth until 31 October, British democracy stares idly into a daunting abyss. Not the ‘No Deal’ abyss that Swinson and Soubry sing of from the green benches, but one that could shatter the integrity of British democracy for a generation. After years of dragging their heels throughout the Brexit process, condescending […]

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How should the Left respond to right-wing populism?

Let’s make it clear. I am in no way under the impression that I have the authority to tell any single person what to do, let alone the sheer mass of people who identify with the values presented on the left of the political spectrum. In all honesty, no one does. All we can do […]

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There is no shame in champagne socialism

So, here is a riddle: I never went without, but I know others did; I was sheltered, but not ignorant; and I have the means to go anywhere and choose the slums… What am I? I’m a Champagne Socialist! Yes it is that time again. Armed with ugly, shop-bought hand me downs and vegan-friendly, gluten-free […]

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Hope remains for parties of the Left

If nothing else, the last general election can be said to have marked the beginning of the end of ‘business as usual’ in British politics. Labour’s long-predicted downfall materialised in Scotland, with the political map of that country turning an almost uniform yellow, leading SNP detractors to lament the new ‘one party state’. The unexpected […]