The death of Queen Elizabeth II at 96 has dominated the news headlines since she passed away last week. But the more I sift through social media and the news coverage, the more I’ve been finding the online reaction to be totally out of touch with my day to day experience. I thought, for my […]
Anonopunk on the UK.
Some on the left are blinded by old, cold War allegiances, beliefs and sectional thinking.
Common Weal Launches ‘Caring for All’ – a Blueprint for a Real National Care Service in Scotland…
This week, members of the University and College Union (U.C.U.) commenced our latest wave of industrial action, involving ten strike days spread across the next three weeks, encompassing two distinct but deeply interconnected campaigns.
The recent public spotlight on so called ‘dark comedian’ Jimmy Carr’s extreme racist comment about Gypsies (their mass murder apparently being the only aspect of the Holocaust the Nazis got right), is just the latest mining of a deep vein of historical and persistent discrimination concerning Romanies and Gypsy Travellers.
Guy Ingerson on the benefits of the leasing of Crown estates for green energy production, and some of the responses from the left.
Drink Spiking, rape culture and other harmful normalisation of misogyny… by Mhairi Hunter On October 22, MP Kirsty Blackman published a letter of complaint she had sent to the Evening Express newspaper about an opinion column they had published on drink spiking. The article was appalling and suggested that “We must not understate the seriousness […]
When Ungagged asked me to write about trans rights again I took a deep breath, knowing what the consequences are likely to be for my Twitter notifications! But I wrote about this topic in March 2019 for Ungagged, expressing a wish that the debate would become more respectful. Instead, it has got much worse. See: […]
The result is a dumbing down of news, couched in hysteria. A sticky web of hopelessness can engulf us, leading us to believe that it’s essentially all our fault. That we are confused, and we want too much, or we don’t demand enough. The subtext, often with the help of (unannounced) politically motivated contributors and […]