IS/Daesh is horrible. It would be great to find a way to defeat it, to wipe it off the face… Read more White knights and dark knights
The urge to beat the drums of war is strong. The ‘John Wayne’ call to draw a line in the sand… Read more Drawing a line in the sand
The chancellor managed to do a U-turn of majestic proportions yesterday. In his rush to sneak cuts in tax credits… Read more Osborne’s U-turn
The steel industry is an example of an industry characterised by a small number of large producers. There are heavy… Read more The UK Steel Industry – why save it?
The answer is ‘nothing much actually’! Does that sound like pie in the sky? Am I burying my head in… Read more What’s wrong with the NHS?
As we make plans to destroy more homes and lives by stepping up military attacks in Syria while leaving… Read more Human Misery and National Security
Is it right to say that those who have not suffered what others have suffered cannot comprehend their plight? If… Read more On Suffering
Domestic policy, austerity measures, government cuts seem unimportant now. No one wants to think about all that. Everyone’s attention is… Read more Drop Bombs on ‘Em?
The planned discussion in London on the subject “Europe is Kaput. Long Live Europe” between Slavoj Zizek, the outspoken philosopher, and Yanis Varoufakis, the rebellious ex-finance minister of Greece, was, unsurprisingly, overtaken by the attacks in Paris on Friday night.
Everywhere we see the colours of the French flag. I find that my sympathy is not just for those impacted… Read more You’ll Never Walk Alone