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Tag Archives: British politics
When Theresa May stood on the steps of Downing Street earlier this summer, after succeeding David Cameron as Prime Minister, she did something extraordinary: she used the phrase ‘working class’. Not for May the mealy-mouthed ‘working people’, ‘hardworking families’, or … Continue reading
On the face of it, there is little to make progressives cheerful about in British politics at the moment. In the wake of June’s Brexit vote the Labour party has begun to knock large lumps out of itself with a … Continue reading
“When you walk through a storm, Hold your head up high. And don’t be afraid, of the dark, At the end of the storm. There’s a golden sky And the sweet silver song of a lark…” ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, … Continue reading
Last Saturday, Jeremy Corbyn was elected the new leader of the UK Labour Party after a summer long campaign. Corbyn’s name may not be familiar to many readers. To be honest, few outside the supporters of left wing causes in … Continue reading
On September 18th, the people of Scotland will vote on whether they wish to leave the United Kingdom and become independent, the first time that there has been such a constitutional referendum. This has arisen due to the victory of … Continue reading
When I was a kid growing up I looked up to my cousin. Ronald was twenty years my senior, and in his mid-twenties he decided to become a bus driver on London Transport. Whenever I saw him, I would be … Continue reading
I have been living in London for a month, as part of my university’s study abroad program. (It’s a tough assignment, but somebody had to do it.) As it happens, I am a Brit and lived here decades ago between … Continue reading
During the mid-1980s I was a member of the UK Labour Party. One of the most memorable branch meetings I went to – OK there isn’t a lot of competition – was after I had finished an early shift on … Continue reading
A kind of class war has broken out on the streets of the UK over the last week or so since the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Since her death was announced, the media has been full of … Continue reading