Raymond Williams on why the Labour left ends up being into Labour as an electoral machine and integrated into moderate politics. Written back in 1968 and unfortunately – despite the massive increase in the Labour left under Corbyn – this is the same picture today
One of the worst aspects of Labourism is the tendency to use political categories and labels interchangeably. Tom Watson’s latest attack on Corbyn is no different
The decision to revoke the citizenship of Shamima Begum is racist. Continue reading Shamima Begum and British racism
The newly formed The Independent Group has already picked up 8 Labour MPs, with more scheduled to follow and they may be joined by a few Tories and the Liberal Democrats. People are calling this a Blairite split, but let’s look a little more closely.
What if… The Nazis invaded Britain in 1940? Continue reading It happened here
Written in 1870 and just as relevant today.
Some useful links for people interested in reading more about immigration, open borders, Labour and working class politics
I want a little corner of the internet to call my own so I am going to carve out a space for that purpose.
I will be posting all kinds of things here.
The title of the site is taken from Joyce
— Are you talking about the new Jerusalem? says the citizen.— I’m talking about injustice, says Bloom
Concerning current debates on immigration, this is pertinent
“On the issues dealt with by the Bill we are in the grip of forces which, because of
the large influx of immigrants into Britain, we now seem unable to control. Racial
violence is occurring with increasing frequency. The British people are sick at
heart about it all. We badly need honest and forthright politicians to express their
feelings without fear of being condemned on moral grounds.”
That is a quote from Tory MP Ivor Stanbrook during a debate on the Immigration Bill in 1981. Continue reading The hate-on-immigrants playbook