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 […]

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 […]

A Robocop Dystopia in Reality: Privatisation, Racist Brutality & Getting Away with Murder

The Robocop movie franchise is set in a dystopia where a megacorporation (OCP or Omnicorp) forces through the privatisation of virtually every aspect of government. We have another case of life imitating art: G4S. G4S seem to be repeatedly in the press for one debacle after another. In 2011 keys capable of opening every door […]

Outsourcing Violence: Private Armies & Human Rights in the World’s Third Largest Employer

‘Britain is no longer what it was’. This is a common refrain in the corporate media whitewashing Britain’s profoundly virulent role in the world at large. Rather than ‘losing’ an empire, Britain has in fact adapted to a new order in which, admittedly, it is no longer top dog, but nevertheless still has the capacity […]