Britain looks like a failed state

Where to start with Manchester? The Tories seem to think their election result based on the approval of about 43 % of the voters gives them absolute power. And that they can ride roughshod over the democratic and even clearly logical wishes of Britain’s third big city. It is instructive to read a tweet from… Read more

Is Nye Bevan right?

So the Australia type deal that Britain will flourish under, according to Johnson, is a trade deal that, in fact, Australia is trying to actually improve in the already existing trade talks with the EU, where both sides have agreed that: The discussions confirmed a shared commitment to rules-based trade as well as to helping… Read more

Is rebellion imminent?

This moving piece from Channel 4 news and from a real small employer (rather than a grasping rentier capitalist) correctly explains why so many are completely adrift in the government’s occasional, random and unscientific lockdowns. For sure the science is uncertain – but the money creation to ensure both the lady in the interview and… Read more

Economic health – or not

There is an interesting post from Simon Wren Lewis from last month where he suggests that: in the UK Treasury cutting the deficit generally takes priority over the health of the economy He says: The UK Treasury bears some responsibility for the disaster of 2010 austerity, yet it has not accepted or understood the mistake… Read more

Sunak is the velvet glove sheltering the iron fist of total Tory control – that is the point of them

“I think there are two ways in which people are controlled. First of all frighten people and secondly, demoralise them.” said Tony Benn He needed to add – or certainly we do now – that the people should be heavily indebted too. When you can persuade the indebted that not only are they indebted but,… Read more