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Review: Down and Out in Paris and London, New Diorama Theatre

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George Orwell, under his birth name Eric Blair, quit his middle-class life to live amongst the poor whilst writing his 1933 novel  646 more words


Child maintenance and the self-employed ex

Child maintenance is regular, reliable financial support that helps towards a child’s everyday living costs. The parent who doesn’t have main day-to-day care of the child pays child maintenance to the parent who does.

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On Grenfell Tower symbolism for austerity

“ That tower is austerity in ruins. Symbolism is everything in politics and nothing better signifies the May-Cameron-Osborne era that stripped bare the state and its social and physical protection of citizens. 59 more words

The Guardian

Personal, political and professional misjudgement. Being wrong, being sorry, being contrite. . . . in the aftermath of Jeremy Corbyn's game-changing general election campaign.

Since the UK GE (08 06 2017), a number of MPs and media commentators (e.g. Louise Ellman, Lucy Powell, Polly Toynbee, Jonathan Freedland, Robert Peston), stating the obvious, have admitted they “underestimated” Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader, and his ability to inspire and steer a widespread and burgeoning campaign rooted in Labour values, based around a manifesto that addressed the circumstances, concerns, hopes and aspirations of all sections of our society, across differences of age, ethnicity, social class, dis/ability, gender, sexuality and geography. 372 more words

Jeremy Corbyn

Remoulding British Nationhood, Social Democrat Style!

Something very interesting appeared in Tuesday’s Guardian. I was on a train, perusing a social media feed, when up popped an editorial by Polly Toynbee and David Walker. 830 more words

Current Affairs

Blairites You Ain’t Helping

I don’t know anyone in Labour who’s denying that the local elections were anything other then disappointing, including Jeremy Corbyn himself, but the results aren’t the utter disaster which the mainstream media are hyping & being spun those Blairites who are always looking for an excuse to have Corbyn ousted as Labour leader. 599 more words


Read the Daily Mail, Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee urges Swindon Festival of Literature audience

Polly Toynbee and David Walker © Calyx Picture Agency

David Walker © Calyx Picture Agency

Polly Toynbee © Calyx Picture Agency

Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee, once described by The Independent as Queen of the Leftist Journalists, has said everyone should read the Daily Mail. 767 more words

Swindon Festival Of Literature