Tony Blair, first leader of New Labour: a British political party founded 1996 and wound up 2015
New Labour has had no lasting impact on the way our country is run. Neil Kinnock, when told that Tony Blair had flown halfway round the world to beg The Sun’s owner Rupert Murdoch to support New Labour, predicted its failure.
“It won’t matter if we win, as the bankers and stockbrokers have got us already by the f******g balls. And that is before you take your thirty pieces of silver.” (Alistair Campbell, The Blair Years)
Trump has wrecked the two-state solution to offer the Israelis an even better deal
Donald Trump’s acknowledgement of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel ends any prospect of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestine dispute.
Although not his intention, his action opens the door to a much better idea – one which offers peace for the Israeli people and freedom for the Palestinian, says Dr Bill Williamson, the author of Place is the Passion – Reframing the Israel/Palestine Conflict.
Frances, tell Jeremy removing the pay cap is not enough
Frances O’Grady general secretary of the TUC must be blunt with Jeremy Corbyn. She needs to tell him removing the pay cap is not enough. All public service workers need a return to free collective bargaining.
Off shore England
The United Kingdom could dissolve. With England standing alone as a European off shore Island, offering low corporation tax and surviving as a supplicant to the USA. This could be the outcome of the Hard Brexit proposed by Theresa May.
Theresa May: A chicken not an eagle
A chicken not an eagle.
It is now obvious that Theresa May is just not up to the job. She has proved to be a chicken not an eagle, leaving us in danger of being run by a scared Prime Minister whose ambitions far exceed her capabilities.
There is no effective Hard Left in British politics
No one is calling for the nationalisation of the land, or the seizure of all major industries without compensation and under workers' control...
Books in the Radical Read series
Place Is The Passion
by Bill Williamson
This book offers a fundamental review of the Palestine/Israel conflict. It rejects the two state solution, which it likens to Apartheid. Instead it shows there is a better future for a single state; one that is secular and bi-national and as a result economically successful…
The Cost of Living Crisis
by Michael Calderbank
“An invaluable weapon in the hands of all those refuting and rejecting austerity.”
John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor
The 2010-5 government and its successor is one of flagrant class discrimination. That is the uncompromising verdict of this book…
The Failed Experiment
by Andrew Fisher
It is politicians not bankers that must take most of the blame for 2008 financial collapse. It was the credit crunch that exposed the frailties of a failed economic experiment.
This is an unusual analysis that cannot be ignored…
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