Remain & Reform

I’m impressed with a Paul Mason article in the ‘New Statesman’ in which he suggests that Labour should coalesce around remain and actually have a radical agenda for EU reform. Hurray for that. Remain and reform is what so many of us have wished for… He suggests that reform would be easier if we revoked… Read more

Making politics matter again

It is interesting that recent developments indicate that Parliament is supreme. Little intricacies like calling the government into contempt as a result of its actions prove that Parliament is indeed the highest court in the land. I fear this is indicative that – up till now most MPs, just as they seem not to know… Read more

A right to Food

According to the Department of Health, in 2015 there were 184,528 hospital bed days taken by patients who were suffering from malnutrition from lack of food” Is There A Right To Food? How To Solve The UK’s Growing Food Poverty Crisis. According to the Malnutrition TaskForce, the cost of malnutrition to the health and care… Read more

Scotland and Ireland the Road to Independence (part III)

Introduction In part I the common heritage of the Scots and Irish was explored. Part II explored the comparative performance of the two economies over the past few hundred years. In part III the current situation is examined. Has independence been a success for Ireland? Should Scotland look at Ireland with envy or pity? Ireland… Read more

Conservative Brexit ‘Thinking’

According to an article in Bloomberg, ex governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, considers the proposed EU withdrawal demonstrates “less a carefully crafted diplomatic compromise and more the result of incompetence of a high order.” Aside from those who might suggest that King would know all about ‘incompetence of a high order’ it… Read more