Financial freedom seems to be feudalsim in different clothes

Money as Felix Martin has suggested, seems to give you both freedom and stability. He wonders whether this proposition is possible? After all it used not to be: Barons were for life and inherited that life – and feudal peasants the same. Today’s ‘freedom’ was unknown. Of course today’s freedom includes the freedom to be… Read more

Voting as a privilege for those with the right photo ID

The Guardian reported on Thursday that: The supreme court is to hear a challenge to the government’s decision to hold voter ID trials in 2019 in a case that could have implications for the wider rollout of the scheme. And that: Cat Smith, shadow minister for democracy, said: “Voting is a fundamental democratic right, not… Read more

Police Bill and power

Rebecca Long-Bailey gives two and a half minutes or so of heartfelt opposition to the Police Bill now going through Parliament – amazingly without a single Conservative MP voting against. This Bill not only infringes everyone’s right to free expression, it neatly entails the everyday politicisation of the Police, which as we have seen during… Read more