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Burn Baby Burn

Burn Baby Burn

  • July 28, 2019
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There are many reasons to despise and resist the rightwing ‘populist’ politics that are poisoning democracies across the world in the second decade of the 21st century.  The racism and white supremacism that so often underpins these movements; the dehumanisation of immigrants; the authoritarianism; the deep seam of dishonesty if not outright corruption that so...

Rightwing Populism:  Your Climate Change Non-Solutions

Rightwing Populism: Your Climate Change Non-Solutions

  • April 05, 2019
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There are many urgent reasons to oppose the rightwing populist movements that are gaining ground across Europe and beyond: their racism and hostility to minorities, their anti-Muslim bigotry, their authoritarianism, their incipient fascism, their hostility to democracy, the antisemitism that so often seeps through their opposition to ‘globalism’.

But there is another reason that tends to...

Of Floods, Gays and Wars

  • February 16, 2014
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National security is not a concept I generally have much respect for.   As we’ve seen more than once over the last decade or so, it’s a term that governments like to use to cow and overawe civil society through the constant invocation of threats and emergencies, that become a justification for domestic repression and...

Who’ll Stop the Rain?

  • February 13, 2014
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As the country increasingly resembles the set of Kevin Costner’s Waterworld, our politicians have been keen to get out there to show how much they care and ‘raise morale.’

There was Ed Miliband out in deepest Berkshire looking earnestly clueless, in what appears to be the first pair of wellies he has bought for some time,...

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