What a tangled web we weave when first government accounting practices to deceive….

This was a good Zoom meeting: ‘The Austerity Doctrine in the Time of Coronavirus’ here (about an hour), with Yanis Varousakis, Naomi Klein, Brian Eno and Stephanie Kelton, which is quite a line-up. For me Yanis Varousakis was the most on the ball in his assertion that the ‘nightmare of the powerful is that the… Read more

Blandness doesn’t work and lobbying shouldn’t

I rather think that in our current circumstances, Parliament being recalled to recite peons of praise for the late Prince Philip will not show it in its best light. Meanwhile even radio 4’s Westminster Hour mentioned how appropriate in our actual political mess, this sentence was – from the latest episode of ‘Line of Duty’:… 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

Johnson and Patel’s Poll Tax moment?

When even a Police (or at least ex Police) Chief Constable are against the recent Police and Crime Bill, we have the government’s real attitude displayed. This is from ex Tory MP and lawyer: @Anna_Soubry who says, “Spot on Nick Robinson & no surprise Home Office Minister (Kit Malthouse) has no answer – maximum sentence… Read more

The original motivation of Christine Desan may be indicative…

……and even probably many of us all and perhaps of some of society in general…Christine Desan in discussing her book said she initially “majored in religion and sociology of religion”. The book itself ‘Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism’ is unfortunately expensive to buy but at least it is cheaper as a… Read more