Youth is the future…

Below is an impressive chart on the life expectancy of those who voted leave or remain and thus highlighting those who will actually incur the the Brexit costs or benefits. Since even Rees-Mogg thinks there may be a period of disruption for 20 years or so. (He shows a remarkable lack of both empathy and… Read more

Localism and control

There is an interesting ‘New Statesman’ article on the renewed, relative, prosperity of  Preston, where, as county town of Lancashire, localisation of expenditure has been a great success. When you think about the success it should not be surprising for it stands to reason that every time you make a purchase at Sainsbury’s the profit… Read more

Flying solo

And now the UK has failed to negotiate its way into specific World Trade Organisation terms. Reuters says Britain signalled on Thursday that its attempt to seal terms for its post-Brexit membership of the World Trade Organization by a fast-track procedure had failed, and it must now enter negotiations which are likely to be lengthy…. Read more

Really taking back control

The writer, Anthony Barnett, has a very good video on Brexit: He actually starts with neoliberalism, which, I’m paraphrasing only slightly, he maintains, has depoliticised politics and presented its outcomes as fate whilst allowing government revenues and licences to be captured for private profit. For a start, that’s a really incisive summary of neoliberalism, with… Read more

Here’s where Leadsom is actually right

Saturday’s Guardian says, “Andrea Leadsom outbid them all when she dreamed of a future when there was “absolutely no regulation whatsoever – no minimum wage, no maternity or paternity rights, no unfair dismissal rights, no pension rights – for the smallest companies that are trying to get off the ground”. This was what Molly Scott… Read more