Progressive Patriotism

A few days ago Rebecca Long-Bailey, prospective Labour leader, built on an idea first mooted, I think, by Billy Bragg, and suggested that ‘Progessive Patriotism’ was a good idea… I’m surprised to find myself agreeing. Progressives have to embrace patriotism, even though to many of us, it is a fairly unwelcome concept, being perilously close… 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