Brexit End Points

  Introduction One interesting aspect of the unfolding of Brexit has been the emergence of strong voices with a depth of analysis and understanding of the process. There are too many to mention, but these include Prof Chris Grey (Brexit Blog), David Alan Green (FT and Jack of Kent), Prof Richard Murphy (TRUK),  Ian Dunt… Read more

Sold down the river…

Thought this final tweet of Paul Mason was informative: Paul Mason‏Verified account @paulmasonnews 10/ Finally my Tory chums. Try saying the words “stockpile food” to a mum hanging around the out-of-date shelf at Tesco at 5pm, waiting to see if she’s going to feed her kids tonight. If it all goes to shit, that’s the moral… Read more

Food is Healthcare ..

Mentioning the Pioppi Diet to a couple in passing the other day, ‘Well’, they said, pretty much in unison, ‘you know what they say…’ As I didn’t, I thought I’d share the reply: “Food is basically Healthcare, Medicine is certainly not Healthcare, Medicine is Sickcare.” Now we all know  – and if we don’t, there… Read more

‘Trafficking in unreality’: Trump takes the US further down the road to authoritarianism

Perhaps understandably the UK media’s daily reporting on Donald Trump was dominated yesterday (Wednesday) by the release of a recording of a conversation between Trump and his (ex) personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. The recording provided irrefutable evidence that Trump has been lying since before the Presidential election about what he did or did not know… Read more

Positive Money thinking

Whilst most people were probably on holiday, I spent much of last weekend at a ‘get together’ in scenic London SE1 with Positive Money. Or PoMo as many of the staff seem to call it. I do think that PoMo is to be admired for – uniquely – promoting grass roots groups throughout the country… Read more

HM Treasury says MMT is correct

It was almost a year ago that I originally wrote to my MP to ask him to enquire of the Chancellor ‘Where does money come from?’ I have, at last, received a reply (click to enlarge): It reads rather as though the writer, John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, has received intensive training from… Read more