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Springtime in Plutocracy

  • May 22, 2013
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It’s fair to say that this week won’t go down as a highpoint in Lord Snooty’s waning   prime ministerial career.     It wasn’t just that he was forced to appeal to Labour to get his gay marriage bill passed – an issue that has pushed   the ongoing ‘ civil war in conservatism’...

Cameron abolishes democracy

  • November 20, 2012
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Democracy is all well and good when it comes to getting the public to turn out for national elections or elect police commissioners – even on a less than ten percent turnout.  It”s fine when it refers to “empowering” parents by creating academies and free schools independent of local authority control or corporatising the...

The Zone of Precarity

  • July 19, 2011
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Last night a friend of mine told me that his 20-year-old son has just been sacked from his job at PC World, where he had been working for the last two years. His son had been working variable 12-hour shifts, and the weekly shift schedule was not announced till the last minute, making a ‘social...

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