Social Media Panic – Quick, Do Something, Anything!

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Rather too much of politics works upon the following lines. Something must be done, this is something, therefore we must do this. Good and...

Does the Tory establishment fear that Rees-Mogg is their Corbyn?

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It’s clear that the wet Tory establishment is not keen on Jacob Rees-Mogg. On the surface that appears to be because he holds robust...

Owen Jones Protests Again His Own Saudi Paymasters

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There are three possible explanations for this from Owen Jones. He's advocating a march on Downing Street to protest against the "Saudi Tyrant." Owen...

Congratulations to Venezuela – Socialism In An Empty Country

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It's remarkable how attempts to build socialism seem to end up in an empty country, isn't it? It's almost as if the system is...

The Only Leader Henry Bolton’s One Nation Translates As Either Ein Volk or Ein...

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It takes vast amounts of chutzpah and hard work to get a new political party up off the ground. When you have already shown...

The Colonies: Bernie Sanders’ Son Suggests a Campaign of Competing Gimmicks

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Bernie Sanders' only begotten son, Levi, is running for Congress in the state of New Hampshire, though he doesn't have to file papers for...

Are University Degrees Really Worth Their Cost?

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  A colleague of mine has two sons and a daughter all at University for the first time. Talk about triple whammy. To make matters...

Italy’s Populism – Or Just Democracy, What The People Want?

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We're in favour of Beppe Grillo around here. No, we don't know all the details of varied policies and no doubt some of them...

Perhaps We Shouldn’t Crush Far Right Parties Like The BNP And EDL Then?

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No, we've not lost our minds, we're not recommending support for the fascist boot boys. But perhaps driving them from public and party politics...

Trump’s Harvest Box Replacement For Food Stamps Is A Deliriously Stupid Idea

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Donald Trump's budget includes the idea of replacing food stamps (more accurately, SNAP benefits) with "harvest boxes" of government food. This idea hasn't received...