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Anti-Corbyn plots & the myth of the un-electable left

Superb analysis showing what so many of us actually believe – that Jeremy Corbyn is electable just not wanted by the establishment.

Road To Somewhere Else

By Daniel Margrain

 

Corbyn speaking at the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival and Rally in 2015

 

In 1978, the Australian social scientist, Alex Carey, pointed out that the twentieth century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: “the growth of democracy; the growth of corporate power; and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.” The corporations that now dominate much of the domestic and global economies recognize the need to manipulate the public through media propaganda by manufacturing their consent in order to defend their interests against the forces of democracy. This is largely achieved as a result of coordinated mass campaigns that combine sophisticated public relations techniques.

The result is the media underplay, or even ignore, the economic and ideological motivations that drive the social policy decisions and strategies of governments’. Sharon Beder outlines the reasoning behind the coordinated political…

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Is this the Destruction of the Labour Party

The definition of wisdom is having experience, one presumes by learning from it. Therefore it would probably be fair to say the Labour Party has no wisdom to call upon.  How else could this ridiculous coup or 'chicken coup' as... Continue Reading →

The Hounding of Jeremy Corbyn

24th June; David Cameron came out of No. 10 and with a tear in his eye resigned as Prime Minister. Since then the UK has gone into an extraordinary vortex of fire and brimstone meltdown. The man at the forefront... Continue Reading →

On our way to hell in a handcart

Interesting times we are living in. Day four since the referendum and it seems we are in a boat without a captain and no oars. David Cameron has resigned, Boris and Michael weren’t in the House of Commons today, George... Continue Reading →

Hilary Benn your timing sucks.

So Hilary Benn decided to stage a coup? Have they not seen the results of the referendum? Have they not seen that the conservative party is effectively leaderless and shredding itself into pulled pork?  Maybe they haven't seen the Sky... Continue Reading →

Hate seeping into Britain

It is now possible to spout the most outrageous things and find other like minded voices. It is possible to find others who also feel repressed, but finally liberated at being able to freely express themselves and say whatever

How Facebook costs 2 weeks holiday!

Anyone who spends much time on the computer is aware how easy it is to fanny around instead of doing what you are supposed to. I just had a very worrying calculation.  I probably spend 20 minutes in the morning... Continue Reading →

Qualifications -Why do they matter so much? Part 2

Arriving mid 30s with just one GCSE makes for an interesting time of it. Changing the rules I entered into a profession that accepted me with the skills I had, not the qualifications I had. Until one day my boss called me... Continue Reading →

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