Tag Archives: Cameron

Brexit: ‘national economy’ and class

Food-bank Britain: not on the referendum ballot paper, but central to ‘Brexit’ Ed Miliband is staking out the kind of territory on Brexit he tried to occupy as Labour leader. His argument concedes to calls for cutting immigration. But he says … Continue reading

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Cameron’s crisis – a class moment for the left

It is very good of David Cameron to highlight the central political dynamic of the referendum campaign. That’s what he has just done by seeking to divert attention from his and the Tories’ latest crisis through announcing £9 million of … Continue reading

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Strengthening the anti-war movement in 2016

Despite the BBC’s best efforts to undermine Jeremy Corbyn over the reshuffle, the reorganisation of Labour’s front bench has strengthened the left: particularly over foreign policy.  Hilary Benn is still shadow foreign secretary (for how long he can maintain what … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia is moving centre-stage in Cameron’s war

  Saudi Arabia has launched a 34-member “antiterrorism coalition”. The absurdity is almost at the level of David Cameron’s 70,000-strong “moderate army” in Syria. This is the same Saudi Arabia which has just held a conference of various armed Syrian … Continue reading

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It is this demonstration that can prove ‘historic’

It is the anti-war demonstration on 12 December, not Benn Minor’s* speech which is likely to prove historic. There are demonstrations and then there are demonstrations. The Stop the War march in London next Saturday will not simply be a show – … Continue reading

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Paris – the backlash and opposing the war

The fruit of mass murder in Paris will be further barbarism everywhere. That was the aim of the terrorist operations. Our rulers are more than capable of bringing that about. War is what will achieve it. The Paris attacks will … Continue reading

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UKIP’s crisis – a moment for the left

Nigel Farage and the racist populists of UKIP are in crisis. However serious that turns out to be, now is a moment of opportunity for the left. Since the general election UKIP has lost a quarter of its 50,000 members. Donations – which came largely from … Continue reading

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Refugees and the end of liberal Europe

In so far as it was ever a reality, the era of a liberalising Europe with diminished national tensions and ethnic conflict is over. The structures of official Europe – that is the European Union, the eurozone and their capitalist, … Continue reading

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Imagine… but not too much

In the course of preparing material for something else, I spent a bit of time surveying left and progressive interventions over the forthcoming referendum in Britain on membership of the EU. Let’s put to one side, for a moment, the … Continue reading

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