Editing..

I know it’s irritating, but I write really quickly and when I have time. I often don;t read back for long and am writing as a result of something I read. So sometimes horrible things happen. And I don’t see them. When I do, I sometimes change them, or I let them stay up there…

Question for the Guardian, about this excellent WIll Hutton article.

This is really excellent, as is much of the output of the Guardian(BTW Seamus Milne-HUGE fan). I have a huge amount of respect for many journalists and editors there. My question is this. In which part of the British political press, would there have been scope for  discussion which allowed consideration of a change in…

34

I am 34 years old this year. I am going to a festival the week after my birthday, if nothing catastrophic happens between now and then. The current dominant political/economic ideology in Westminster(and everywhere else) is about the same age. I am quite excited by 34, it’s young in the scheme of things. Hopefully about…

Dear Mr.Krugman

I am a huge fan. However, Keynes is over. In the UK we attempted Keynesian economics, and what it succeeded in doing was laying the way for neo liberalism. The transition between the two was one filled with compromise. What we are experiencing in the UK, is the culmination of both those settlments as the post…

Lol at the centre-lefties excited by Syriza

Read what they have said. Adding the word centre-to left-doesn’t put you on the same page. You would be the people explaining it was entirely possible for austerity to just focus on the women, children and people you can’t see, to get growth for ‘everyone’. The centre-left position is dead because it was always a…

IMF’s Four Steps to Damnation-Joseph Stiglitz

How crises, failures, and suffering finally drove a Presidential adviser to the wrong side of the barricade Gregory Palast The Observer, Sunday 29 April 2001 It was like a scene out of Le Carré: the brilliant agent comes in from the cold and, in hours of debriefing, empties his memory of horrors committed in the name…

Nuns against the patriarchy

The Vatican is in a tiss. It says nuns have been overtaken by radical feminism. Apparently, these mean old nuns felt god had called them to address social injustice, and alleviate poverty as their life’s work. The Vatican are outraged that they do not honor god by pursuing the prevention of contraception, obsessing about people’s…

The story that gave me chills today

Mitt Romney has secured the services of a media savvy Rottweiler who also writes screenplays, a shit flinging monkey ‘political consultant’ of the highest calibre. Moody’s report handily confirming for this strategist that Obama is fucked if the expected crisis, caused by those who want the likes of Romney as a leader of the ‘free’…