Blairites May Hate Corbyn, But the Feeling Isn’t Mutual: The Futility of Trying to ‘Push Labour Left’

Jeremy Corbyn has had to fight continually to remain leader of the Labour Party since he was elected with an overwhelming mandate in 2015. The right-wing of the Parliamentary Labour Party (and that’s the vast majority of it, let’s face it) have tried to undermine his leadership from inception and on more than one occasion […]

Corbyn is not Driving a Radical Movement; He’s the Cork that Contains It

A family is sitting around at home. The father-in-law feels that the others look bored, so suggests a trip to Abilene, Texas. No-one wants to go, they’re tired, the journey is long and it’s too hot to be stuck in the car. Besides, there isn’t much to do in Abilene. Despite this, they all agree […]

They’re Going Home: English Nationalism is Toxic

When they win they attack NHS ambulances, Alsatians and Ikeas, when they lose they attack their wives and girlfriends (domestic violence increases 26% when England play and 38% when they lose). Of course, being an England supporter doesn’t make you a racist, or even right-wing, but it does mean you’re rubbing shoulders with racists and […]

‘Labour: The Lesser Evil’ Fairytale, or Don’t Get Arsonists to Put out Fires

Originally published here for Red Fightback. Once upon a time there was a political party that existed solely for the benefit of the people. It gave them a welfare state and the NHS out of pure benevolence. Then along came someone called Tony Blair who slowly turned it into a bad capitalist party until it was […]

The Apprentice – Why do we Watch it?

Originally published by Consented Magazine.   We all know The Apprentice, don’t we. The show responsible for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The show responsible for Katie Hopkins. It has a lot to answer for.   But we still watch it, don’t we, masochists that we are. The British version has inflicted Alan Sugar upon us, with […]

The Beautiful Aim: Football and Revolution from Marseille to Manchester

Originally published by Consented Magazine.   There will be no revolution until football is routed, its stadiums razed to the ground, its players hobbled, its balls …deflated. And from its ashes there will awake and arise cohort after cohort of radicalized fans – fanatics politically now – no longer bedazzled by the resplendent distraction of rabonas, […]

Self-help as Capitalism Porn?

Originally published by Consented Magazine.   As a teenager whenever my Dad gave me a lift somewhere he’d stick a self-help tape on. The likes of Zig Ziglar or Jim Rohn. He’d chuckle at all their little witticisms and look over at me – did you hear that? Hehe, did you hear that? – Yes, Dad, […]

Why the Government Wants White People to be Racist

Originally published by Consented Magazine.   Ok, imagine this: we have rich people, well-off, and ordinary people. The rich have far too much and want much more. They realise how absurd and insecure their position is and are duly paranoid. The well-off are in awe of them and hope to join them. As a group they […]

Complete Toolkit for Dismantling Anti-Immigration Arguments

That awkward moment when someone, either family member or stranger, makes some comment like “bloody immigrants” or shares a Britain First post. What do you do? If you don’t say anything, you may feel guilty later, yet if you do, you might be in for an awkward confrontation. Here is a crib sheet for dealing […]

The Free Market in Action: How Incompetent & Corrupt G4S Wins Contract After Contract

From its discreet, tightly guarded HQ on the fifth floor of a building in Victoria Street central London, and its Security Services offices in Crawley (near Gatwick), G4S direct its global operations. Operations involve protecting the wealth of corporations, powerful individuals, and governments. It protects government institutions and facilities, and provides back-office police support, fast-response […]