The grovelling “anti-elitist” poseurs at the service of Cummings and Johnson

Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images Whether or not Cummings survives the exposure of his blatant breech of the government's lockdown rules (and, possibly, the law), remains to be seen. Whether Johnson's incoherent but adamant defence of his svengali will enable him to "Trump it out" with the orchestrated cry "time to move on", also remains to … Continue reading The grovelling “anti-elitist” poseurs at the service of Cummings and Johnson

Cornavirus “sceptics” and Brexiteers – the same bunch of shysters and fanatics

 An anti-lockdown, anti-vaccine, anti-5G protest in London, on 2 May 2020. Photograph: Matt Dunham/APIt is increasingly noticeable that the most fervent of the anti-lockdown and anti-social distancing fanatics in the UK are invariably Brexiteers. The posturing buffoons, little-Englanders and racists on the Tory backbenches urge Johnson to speed up the lifting of the lockdown while swivel-eyed … Continue reading Cornavirus “sceptics” and Brexiteers – the same bunch of shysters and fanatics

Honour the heroes of 1945 – reject nationalism

Above: veterans say their regretful farewells to the EU George Orwell famously distinguished between patriotism and nationalism: Both words are normally used in so vague a way that any definition is liable to be challenged, but one must draw a distinction between them, since two different and even opposing ideas are involved. By 'patriotism' I … Continue reading Honour the heroes of 1945 – reject nationalism

Tory web of lies over EU procurement scheme

Above: Hancock, bare-faced liar As the lack of PPE in hospitals and care homes grows ever more desperate, the wretched health secretary, Matt 'Handjob' Hancock has attempted - unconvincingly  - to deny the account of a senior civil servant that ministers made a ‘political decision’ to opt out of an EU scheme to bulk-buy ventilators … Continue reading Tory web of lies over EU procurement scheme

Maria Exall: “We need to re-make society”

First published at The Clarion website: Maria Exall, an activist in the Communication Workers’ Union’s Greater London Combined telecoms branch and Vice-Chair of Labour Unions (the Labour Party-union link organisation), spoke to The Clarion: How should the labour movement be responding to the Covid-19 crisis? The immediate issues for the labour movement are the same as the issues … Continue reading Maria Exall: “We need to re-make society”

PPE crisis: Brexit dogma is costing lives right now!

Cartoon: Martin Rowson/the Guardian As hapless Health Secretary Matt "Handjob" Hancock blames first NHS medics and then clinicians for the desperate shortage of PPE and hospitals come within hours of running out and NHS bosses ask doctors and nurses to work without full-length gowns and/or re-use single-use PPE, remember this (from the Guardian, 14 April): … Continue reading PPE crisis: Brexit dogma is costing lives right now!

Control freaks and Corbyn’s catastrophe

Seumas Milne (left) and Jeremy Corbyn  (pic: BEN CAWTHRA/REX)   Trying to set the news agenda cost Labour dear, says Francis Beckett (writing in the present issue of the Journalist, magazine of the National Union of Journalists): Labour has gone down to stunning defeats before, but never one like that in in December 2019. There … Continue reading Control freaks and Corbyn’s catastrophe