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We Could Still Stop Brexit

Here I present a much overdue, much pondered but somewhat disorganised set of thoughts on how we prevent Brexit catastrophe from being fully realised. This is not a Leave/Remain discussion, and only comments that relate to strategy and tactics in preventing actual-Brexit will be accepted. (Content note, 3rd paragraph, bad relationship analogy). (more…)

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Wednesday, 7th December 2016 at 18:41 UTC Leave a comment

EU referendum: How to lose friends

The EU referendum is starting to get on my nerves. Given my stamina for politics, I feel like everyone else must be completely bored by now. The debate is inane, the two sides are actually more than 5 or 6, speaking completely different languages and often arguing over completely different things. Perhaps my tendency to look at things from a ‘global community relations’ point of view, I find myself watching a debate that has little I agree with coming from any side. (more…)

Wednesday, 20th April 2016 at 15:53 UTC Leave a comment

Save Our NHS: Act 2 begins…

The growing sense that the NHS is on the brink of meltdown might point to the failure of the Save The NHS campaigns of the last few years, but the recent protests by Junior Doctors are just one sign that something new might be stirring.

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Tuesday, 20th October 2015 at 21:14 UTC Leave a comment

Why I won’t be organising hustings

I will not be organising hustings for the General or Local Elections in 2015 through any of the groups I’m involved with. This doesn’t mean that they won’t happen, just that I won’t be putting any effort in to organising them. Here’s why: (more…)

Monday, 8th December 2014 at 21:40 UTC 3 comments

UKIP’s threat to peaceful international relations

I’m sure far too much has already been written regarding UKIP and their potential allies’ successes in the European Parliamentary Elections. A lot of it seems to focus on either economics or race relations, but perhaps less on what it means for the countries of Europe as a whole.

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Wednesday, 28th May 2014 at 14:42 UTC Leave a comment

Gerry Adams: Truth and Reconcilliation, not Revenge

The recent arrest of Gerry Adams has been a stark reminder of just how short the time gap is between yesterday’s violence and today’s fragile peace has been for Northern Ireland. In the immediate aftermath, it has the potential to harm public safety, for both British and Irish alike. But its also a sign that a key stage of the Peace Process is now overdue by several years.

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Saturday, 3rd May 2014 at 19:23 UTC 3 comments

Towards a Northern Economic Justice campaign?

The North of England, defined as the Yorkshire and the Humber, North East and North West regions, have a lot to complain about. Unlike Wales and Scotland, with whom they share many grievances, they lack any real coherent voice in doing so. Isn’t it time such a voice was developed? (more…)

Wednesday, 26th February 2014 at 19:23 UTC Leave a comment

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