Scab Bullying

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post about scab bullying. At that moment I discovered the limitations of an elitist, misogynist pack mentality left and they put me and my child at risk. That moment was the end of my association with the left. That moment was the end of any belief that…

An epitaph to Mic Wright’s stint at the Telegraph: Crack Porn.

I am usually very good at guessing the general direction the media are going to go. I have a knack for that sort of thing. I never foresaw the day I would read about crack porn in the Telegraph. I am reblogging this here as an epitaph to Mic Wright’s short stint at Buckingham Palace…

Why we need more feminist economists

Originally posted on Jo Bloggs:
 As long as women are economically invisible, we will continue to be politically invisible. Economically inactive. Outside the labour market. Net recipients. Whatever the opposite of ‘hard-working taxpayers’ is. This the language applied to women all over the world who are, in reality, doing millions – sometimes billions – of…

An open note to Rachel Reeves. For Balance.

GIven the red cross are delivering food aid, and given the death toll, I am not sure what ‘tougher than the tories’ means. Sequels always increase the body count. You are an economist, you are fully aware that punishing millions to tackle such a small percentage of our welfare spend is political nonsense cover for…

Dear Owen Jones, (A defence of Rachel Reeves)

I am writing this letter in defence of Rachel Reeves, the woman who is now going to receive the wrath of you and your friends as you continue to sell austerity while pretending she is the reason Labour’s economic and social policy stance hasn’t changed since 1997. And why their attitude to who is disposable…