A harrowing read

As women’s safety has been in the news of late and as Jack Monroe is a food trade contact to watch, who every now and then surprises by detailing her own difficult life, I’m linking another instance – this – on her experience of stalking. Very much not for the faint-hearted…. Read more

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