Optmisim

I was thinking about the potential anti-war movement. Neo liberalism jumped the shark in the nation’s consciousness. People are now so aware of what dicks we have been, we know we may not be able to convince ourselves we are the good guys again. We are in the second decade of a neverending war on…

This post on welfare reform is great..

..it highlights something that is quite strange. The majority of welfare spending goes on an industry of people,marketisation has left unable to address completely preventable poverty. While the system we have sucks taxpayers money down the drain. ‘The poor'(read the workng class)  are trapped and kicked to keep the middle classes in work, to keep the…

I want to write a post…

..about the implications of Serco and Virgin running Childrens services departments for profits. But I can’t. It’s just too much to even bear considering. I cannot imagine suffering and pain this is likely to cause. Child protection for profit. Fucking hell. As if that as a concept hadn’t done just about enough damage. This is…

I am…

..currently filling out a housing benefit form. I wish I could scan it. I daren’t even tell you the information they want, some of it I am not even sure I can access. It will take weeks.  It will be followed by a home visit, where someone will remind me that the number of days…

Just for clarity over Sunny Hundal and I…

I was invited to Netroots.  Conference paid for by TUC resources about ‘fighting the cuts’. I said this  <div style=”font-size:0.9em;”> Because what I was saying contradicted Labour’s aims, Jessica Assato(Labour councillor, Islington, locked people out of council meeting because they objected to lack of public discssion about cuts Labour agreed), Jennifer Mahony(nowa telegraph trainee) and…

All the kerfuffle about ‘gay’ marriage…

..we’ve had it in Yorkshire for ages. I give you Ann Lister, Lady of Shibden Hall. Which by the way is well worth a mooch round and is free. I think the term is actually marriage. The ‘gay’ is superfluous. Although everyone wants a gay, happy marriage or partnership. Everyone who achieves it should be…

@harpymarx being excellent again,