There’s a popular misconception that the political repositioning of the Labour Party was what won the 1997 election and kicked the Tories out of power for the first time since 1979. 856 more words
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How social democracy is dying in Britain.
It is, several radio programmes and broadsheet articles inform us, twenty years since the ‘Summer of Britpop’. I was there, young and music-loving. Comparisons with earlier golden ages are inexact; it can’t have been like the 60s, since I can remember it. 2,644 more words
In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes there will also be singing.
About the dark times.
“We weren’t supposed to be/ we learned too much at school/ now we can’t help but see/ that the future that you’ve got mapped out is nothing much to shout about”. 830 more words
We're stuck in the Land of Brexit Blues. We need more than ever for Labour to gain a brain, the Lib-Dems to gain courage, and moderate Conservatives to gain a heart.
Post referendum, we’re stuck in the Land of Brexit Blues. Now more than ever we need moderate Conservatives to gain a heart, Labour to gain a brain and the Lib-Dems to gain some Courage, if we are to get out of the tornado that bought us here. 2,080 more words