The Real ‘Traitors’

A spectre is haunting the UK - the spectre of the masses. For all that could be improved upon in the Labour Party and its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, everyone, the entirety of the political and social 'establishment' has come together to oppose the Corbyn leadership and the army of supporters which has rallied to it. … Continue reading The Real ‘Traitors’


Love the People this Valentine’s Day

On the 14th of February, the country will mark Valentine's Day as it does each year. The romantic holiday is a time to be with loved ones and to remind those who're closest to us of their importance. Homes will be awash with gifts, restaurants will be at their busiest, and loved-up couples will stroll … Continue reading Love the People this Valentine’s Day

Maoist Roads

[Revised version] By the beginning of the 1990s, communism appeared to be in retreat throughout the world. The socialist camp in eastern Europe was disintegrating after almost half a century of menacing western policymakers, while Beijing's market 'reforms' were gradually whittling away at the foundations of Mao's revolution. Meanwhile, the capitalist countries were restructuring as … Continue reading Maoist Roads

A Century On

A century has passed since the October revolution, almost to the day. When the red guards stormed the gates of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg during the night of November 7th, 1917 (Gregorian), the old order of courts, kings and empires, strained to the limit by the unprecedented bloodletting in Europe's trenches, finally came … Continue reading A Century On

Macron’s Victory is Not a Relief

When Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen in the French election on May 7th, everyone breathed a sigh of relief. Macron was not the best candidate, but the danger of Marine Le Pen's fear-mongering, hard-right politics was the overriding priority. The Economist, a prestigious magazine which leans towards right-of-centre political narratives, tweeted an article about … Continue reading Macron’s Victory is Not a Relief