Gang culture for toffs? understanding the right wing mind – part three

Sanna Marin, the Finnish Prime minister, who I’ve referred to previously, also has another good quote: I have never thought about my age or gender. I think more about the motivations that brought me into politics. Here is somebody concerned not about her interest group (or ‘gang’), but fired up about why she wants to… Read more

The poison of disinformation

Five years too late I have discovered this short piece on ‘non-linear warfare’. But its conclusions still hold true: It is very much links up with this thoughtful piece by Adam Ramsay on Open Democracy, which speaks of the ‘poison of disinformation’. Most people are thoroughly disorientated and the Mainstream Media are, intentionally or not,… Read more

‘Electoral reform’ for the Tories is voter identity

The Independent reports that yesterday’s Queen’s speech suggests that Johnson’s government will seek to make voter photographic identification mandatory. This should, perhaps, be something that is completely unremarkable. After all, such ID has long been required in Northern Ireland, and in most European countries an identity card is required to be shown prior to voting…. Read more