Provisional morals of the Glenfell fire tragedy

by on June 16, 2017

How many of the deaths in the Grenfell Tower disaster were avoidable?

Possibly all.

One man, at least, escaped from the top floor - carrying [more…]

True tales from Britain’s public sector (1)

by on June 15, 2017

Your editor went for a job interview the other day - at a Higher Education public sector organisation which will remain nameless.

One of the [more…]

Why do the Tories keep winning elections?

by on June 10, 2017

A complex question but here are two factors:

1) The Labour Party will spend too much money. This is what happened last time. This would [more…]

A lack of realism in the political class response to terrorism

by on June 5, 2017

At least one of the attackers on the 7/7 London Tube bombings was known to the intelligence services. [1]

Khalid Masood who attacked Parliament on [more…]

Corbyn is mainstream

by on June 3, 2017

In an ideological campaign driven by the interests of its owners the "free" (as in free-market) press in the UK is telling its readers that [more…]

A manifesto for the election

by on June 1, 2017

A Manifesto


The main aim is to reverse the idea of private wealth being the main agent of social and economic initiative and replace [more…]