Fire – how did it come to this?

The devastating fire in North Kensington must have had us all thinking of 9/11. And yet this was a preventable, (in all likelihood) accidental fire in what is supposed to be the fifth richest nation on earth. Personally I feel deeply ashamed that such an appalling inferno, in which at least 17 people perished, can… Read more

No hope – just belief

The central tenet of the Conservative campaign seems to be a beauty contest of personalities with Jeremy Corbyn as chief ogre. The only Tory plan is austerity, which is largely uncosted. Otherwise there is hardly any plan – and certainly none for Brexit. Unfortunately the beauty contest has been interrupted by bombings and murders. Yet,… Read more

Jargon Buster – a Start!

Following ideas on Progresive Pulse here and later ideas on the Tax Justice blog I’ve been grateful to Nick Koronka for creating the outlines and I’m trying to start with a new word. And also something that might be a shade controversial to get the Jargon Buster directory going. Please do comment below and please… Read more

The Co-operative Bank is not Co-operative at all, but real Co-operative Banking is now possible in the UK

It is a fact not universally acknowledged that the Co-op Bank never has been itself a Co-op. It was a bank originally owned by the CRS as a way of providing economical banking for their own retail operations. This was a surprise discovery made after attending a recent lecture by Tony Greenham who looks after… Read more