Without fear or favour..

The principle that makes the FT a good read, ensures it provides good  journalism. Not a principle that can be upheld by a newspaper with a political affiliation. Political an anathema to journalism.  One requires lying for the aims of a party, the other is about uncovering truth. THese things cannot be done together. Apathy…

I am not pro-choice

This is not about choice. Few issues relating to motherhood are. This is about the right of a tiny yet vocal minority to impose their morality on the decisions made between me and my doctor. My autonomy as a patient in 2012. I don’t want ‘the choice’ of abortion. I want the same level of…

Originally posted on BPCA:
(YES I KNOW THIS IS LATE.) Our Pro-Choice Protest, held on Friday night in response to 40 Days for Life’s big prayer event with Bishop Hopes, was an enormous success. Estimates vary, but we certainly had a good few hundred people there – especially when Critical Mass turned up! Apart from…

Damien Hirst

Is arguably a symbol of neo liberalism. Of the art it recognised and the way it was valued. It is quite interesting that the emperors new clothes appear to be falling off there. I think. That said, I don’t dismiss everything he has done out of hand. As an artist he is certainly symbolic of…

Ed Miliband’s battered base…

Apparently political strategists are warning Ed Miliband against his intention to focus on his ‘battered base’. After a year of ensuring he co-opted every single means of accessing democracy they might have, he wants to reach out to the welfare dependent population Labour created and were happy to see bullied. He still doesn’t understand that…

World Bank and the changing global power dynamics we aren’t talking about.

This article in today’s FT is an interesting exploration of the struggle the World Bank is facing. The first paragraph does unfortunately sum up the way that the World Bank have behaved. demanding privatisation, ‘liberalisation’ of economies, in return for loans, as it imposed neo liberal dogma on countries for the benefit(largely) of the western…

I like this article but…

..I am not sure what she thinks happens to these working women once they aren’t working. Is there some secret safety net the rest of us don’t know about? That isn’t a husband? Or is that not part of the same problem? What about the mother’s whose chances were capped before they got to establish…