On UK politics

On the treadmill

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Work for no pay or lose benefits “Minister claims scheme improves career prospects. Young unemployed Londoners will be forced to do three months of unpaid full-time work or have their benefits cut, the Government announced today. Employment Minister Chris Grayling said 18-to-24 year old who have spent less than six months in employment since leaving [...]

More on the housing crisis

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

People living in sheds in east London’s borough of Newham here.

More on the Housing question

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

A good article in CityAm (11 April, 2012): ‘TIME FOR A FEW HOME TRUTHS ABOUT BRITAIN’S HOUSING CRISIS’ “Every so often , a piece of research comes along which is a must-read. A document yesterday from the Institute of Economic Affairs is one such report: it reveals in no uncertain terms why house prices are [...]

Falkland’s War anniversary: How Labour encouraged the bloodbath

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

‘With Labour’s normally un-jingoistic leader, Michael Foot, bellowing for “action not words”, Thatcher pleaded for support for troops which, as yet, were still on British soil.’ More here.

Mod blues

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

A few years ago the Mod sold off it’s 116 jump jets to the US air force. Now the goons at the Mod are thinking of buying them back, since they have no planes for the next two aircraft carriers which are being built in Britain. Two were ordered, but only one will be needed, [...]

Sandhurst: ‘a history of teaching suffering’

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

‘Managers of violence’ Buried in the BBC online archives is this fascinating 1974 documentary on the training of officers in the British army. Breaking in the young recruits in the early 1970s meant teaching them the dangers of home grown insurrection. The young toffs interviewed now look so young – like the children they recently [...]

Spooks spooked

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

https://london.indymedia.org/articles/11936

Poet Nicholas Murray on the crimes and misdemeanors of the Coalition

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

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An English civil war

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

London, September 2011 The EDL marching towards their rallying point are met with a hail of abuse from counter-demonstrators, from a side alley in Aldgate. This alley is Medieval, and hidden in those nooks and crannies, damp corners, for a millenium or more, remain the residue of a city’s strife. Not far away stands emblazoned [...]

Why we will have to demand affordable homes, not wait for them to be granted…

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

This is an article from 20 September 2004 New Statesmen By Jason Cowley and Kevin Cahill. Seems like now is a good time to revive the campaign…. A few rich people, many of them aristocrats, own 69 per cent of the land in Britain. As a result, house prices are so high, millions can’t afford [...]