Keir Starmer: The Decline of the Dork Knight

Since, incredibly, losing Hartlepool to the Tories, Starmer has been engaged in a balletic act of shadow-boxing against a leadership challenger who doesn’t exist. A recent poll found that Labour voters overwhelmingly want Starmer to go before the next election, but most have no idea who will replace him. In other words, they’re so keen to be rid of him hat they don’t care that there’s no obvious successor.

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So you want to be a journalist?

by James Tweedie So you wanna be a journo, and why not? Well, here are a few good reasons to let the dream die. The pay is rotten For a white-collar job with its own university degree course, journalism pays peanuts. A reporter for one of the big national newspapers or TV stations will get […]

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Taking Power in Guyana

PPP/C must seize the day by James Tweedie Guyanese caretaker president David Granger still refuses to admit defeat in elections almost four months ago. But the winning People’s Progressive Party/Civic seems reluctant to force a transition of power, despite the support of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Last week the GECOM chair, former justice Claudette […]

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Down with Lockdown!

What do you do when the cure does you more harm than the disease? You stop taking it. Controversially, James Tweedie puts forward an argument for lock-down to be lifted. By James Tweedie, Plymouth, England, Friday May 15 th 2020 The prescribed treatment for the COVID-19 pandemic, a disease without a cure or vaccine, has […]

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Why Did the Working Class Vote Tory?

by James Tweedie, Plymouth, May 6th 2020 The one-word answer is: “Brexit.” The Labour Party backed the losing side in the 2016 UK referendum on leaving the EU, despite then-leader Jeremy Corbyn’s 40 years of opposition to British membership of the trade bloc-turned superstate. Labour came within a hair’s breadth of winning the snap general […]

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