Brexit – Reasons to Remain

The recent amendment to the Queen’s speech by some in the Labour Party struck me as decidedly odd – asking the Tories not to support their own Queen’s speech was always a very long shot. Corbyn’s reaction may have been disrespectful to the 70% odd of Labour voters who wanted to remain. But as this… Read more

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BoM July 2017

Progressive Pulse’s Book of the month for July is “BREXIT: What the Hell Happens Now” by Ian Dunt. Britain’s departure from the European Union is filled with propaganda and myth but the risks are very real. Brexit could lower our global status, diminish our quality of life, and throw our legal system into turmoil. With… Read more

Clubcard Money

I was in Tesco the other day. Not something I’m wont to do – I abhor the place, having worked for a short time in a previous life for their opposition and supplied them for an even shorter time. It is not somewhere I feel particularly at home. But Tesco exists. And of course, having… Read more

The Curious Case of Loyalist Bonfires in Northern Ireland

“The revelation that Belfast City Council is involved in facilitating the storage of pallets (including stolen pallets) to be burnt on loyalist bonfires typically adorned with posters of nationalist politicians, Kill All Taigs-emblazoned Tricolours, Celtic shirts and a statue of the Virgin Mary would be remarkable on its own, but news that the stored pallets… Read more

Happy Brexit Day?

A short from Dr Mike Galsworthy spokesperson for Scientists for the EU; he is normally well worth listening to. “Happy Brexit Day! But why aren’t the tabloids celebrating? None of them dare mention it on their front pages today despite bigging up “Independence Day” last year. Here’s why… they know the mood is changing and… Read more