The Economist: Political Economy Failing

The Economist has this interesting snippet about the potential for unrest, with a common global backdrop of the financial crisis(which is as yet incomplete). When the centre position of the political economy fails, all that upholds it falls away, revealed layer by layer as illegitimate, until the centre position dying is addressed. Crisis will grow…

Reaction

Defined by a reaction to the reactions of the right. Fair enough. Hardly a basis for a conversation like the one people are capable of having. Ridiculous paramaters of debate when you dwell on it for more than a second. It’s really good for the Daily Mail though. Their entire business model depends on it.

UNISON purging activists who disobeyed the Labour line, and the SWP

UNISON  took dues to represent millions of the lowest paid(mainly female) public sector workers in the country. When they did this they were representing the workers best able to have the conversation about the intersection of class, gender, social policy, our economic system. They represented social care workers, social workers, administrators and the services the…

Dear Lefty commentariat poppets

Hark the death rattle of the SWP. You next. Along with the anarcho fuckwits, the trustafarians, the manarchists and brocialists…lol  

Beyonce Knowles and Lily Allen

Pop music is the part of popular culture that I have always consumed. The only part of popular culture that is spoken by women, to women, with everyone else sneering. A stick to beat us with, by those who just need an excuse to sneer. Lily Allen and Beyonce are just that part of popular…

Same, same, but different.

Same, same, but different. Best phrase I ever picked up anywhere. We are all same, same, but different. Courtesy of Sabidi.

Great Article by Dawn Foster- Working Class ‘feminism’. Alive and kicking hard.

Working class feminism is alive and well, and it doesn’t need ‘re-branding’ DAWN FOSTER 13 December 2013   The recession has caused a political resurgence amongst women in some of our poorest communities, but both their experiences and political activities have often been sidelined by the media’s vilification of working-class people and the individualistic preoccupations of…

Piece in the Telegraph

When austerity started, I was naiive. I stumbled across an elite left wing media entry ground. Instead of ‘fighting the cuts'(a facile term  for challenging an acceleration of an economic and social policy transformation, triggered by a financial crisis, which actually indicated the wisdom underpinning that particular type of political economy was over) I found…

The last article I wrote for the Guardian

This is the last article I wrote for the Guardian. I said we need a grown up debate about ‘welfare’. I meant it. The Guardian are currently unable to host such a debate, their priority is Labour’s austerity priorities and the perpetuation of an echochamber which supports many healthy careers and disenfranchises an awful lot…

Mean old tories, save the starving children and Mothers.

There have been quite a few tweets recently, talking about austerity and how the mean old Tory austerity is resulting in starving children. This rhetoric is deeply dangerous, deeply insulting and misleading. A child being diagnosed with malnutrition, is a child protection issue and it should be. Malnutrition develops over a long period of time…