Give ‘Em Enough Rope

A (Late) Valentine to Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson by Joe Reynolds. Right Honourable Gentlemen,Roses are white, violence is who?Give ’em enough ropeAnd they’ll do it for you I write to live but I am going to die. I have no address, I have no health insurance. I was diagnosed with a brain disease last

Democracy and the NHS

The mythology regarding the 1945-51 Labour governments dies hard on the left, particularly in the era of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour which often sees itself taking up the mantle of an older, less compromised, form of state socialism. The foundation of the welfare state and the National Health Service is a special touchstone, with both it

Notes From America: November

Louis Further rounds up news from the USA for the months of October and November.   Racism Kalief Browder was a 16-year-old high school student from the Bronx when he was accused of stealing a Rucksack by a mistaken witness driving around in the back of a New York Police Department police patrol car. Although

Notes from the US: Economics, Violence and Environment

Small American flag recovered amid World Trade Center debris at the Fresh Kills Landfill. 9-11 exhibit at the East Tennessee History Museum. 2003 Smithsonian photo by Hugh Talman.

Louis Further rounds up the news from the USA you may have missed.    Environment A review published in mid-June by the Associated Press found that the Obama administration does not inspect four out of every ten new high-risk oil and gas wells. It seems that The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been so overwhelmed by