Piece written in 2001 about IMF ‘riots’.

The common theme which is running through the unrest we are seeing over Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East was laid out in this piece about Joseph Stiglitz and the IMF in 2001. This is a very prescient piece. I do not believe we are seeing …

Obama and the ‘D’ Word

This is an excellent piece on Egypt and Obama. I am going to write about the shockingly misleading BBC coverage of the developments in Egypt, but have a cold and can’t be bothered today.

What will we do to Egypt now?

I don’t write about Foreign Affairs often, mainly because there are those out there who are much more knowledgable than I, but it is difficult to watch scenes like those in Egypt and Tunisia without commenting. I would like this to be a post askin…

Jobless ‘recovery’.

Isn’t a jobless recovery a recovery for our financial system, at the expense of British businesses and people? To pay for the mess they caused? And what do the hundreds and thousands of people who are being sacrificed to this jobless recovery actu…

I haven’t blogged about Blair’s latest outing at Chilcot.

..In this article here by Steven Maclean you find some of the things I would have said- had I been articulate enough. When Tony Blair is asked why we went into Iraq, he goes on about how the ‘perception of risk’ changed after 9/11. There is a name…

Brilliant.

This is a comment underneath this article: Brilliant Konnolsky 58 minutes ago Recommended by 2 people Hello! Here in Smolensk butcher’s shop we very impress by George Osborne. And not just because of his bad boy sex appeal. (Like James Franco. Wit…

Chavs, travellers, gypsies, pikeys…

”I am totally liberal. I eat fairtrade, I object to gender inequality, I challenge racism whenever I see it…..and as long as you dress how I dress, think how I think, value what I value, shop where I shop, I am completely accepting. I totally b…

Politicians who have sex.

I generally don’t see what relevance a politician’s sex life has to their job. To be honest, not only do I not think it is relevant, I don’t think my stomach could cope with more than a passing thought about it. So when I read about Lord Strathcly…

Alan Johnson resigns and Ed Balls is back baby…

Alan Johnson has resigned for personal reasons. About 12 personal reasons. Oh wait…20…11…9. He personally waited for his economics primer, and the snow hampered Amazon deliveries. Anyway, in a parliament where competent economic opposition i…