Herd Immunity Lite: Why Tories Allowed Covid-19 to Attack Pensioners and Disabled People

Content Warning: ableism, eugenics, ageism, racism, mentions of sexual assault In 2017 the Conservative Party tweeted ‘There will be two million more people over 75 in the next 10 years – we to have a plan to deal with that challenge’. Now, in the midst of a pandemic which the government has done the bare […]

What’s the Difference between Socialism and Communism?

The terms ‘socialism’ and ‘communism’ are 2 of the most misused in public discourse, so let’s clear things up. Firstly, socialism is misapplied to what is more accurately described as ‘welfare capitalism’ or ‘when the gov’t does stuff’ (aka ‘social democracy’). This is a pretence of socialism which aims to forestall genuine working class power, […]

‘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 party until it was restored to […]

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 his foul […]

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, nutmegs, […]