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Miliband proves that yes, Labour can out-jingo George Bush

Labour can out-jingo George Bush

“For ten years we’ve been uncompromising in defence of our values, unapologetic that every citizen of every nation deserves the freedom and equal rights of a true democracy. I believe we were right to do so.” With these words, David Miliband gave his own father, may he rest in peace, a good slap in the face. The son of a…

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Lib-Dems are not new left but new Tories

Lib-Dems

Back in the 1980’s, the Liberal Democrats fought against the idea of assisted places; giving good students places at independent schools. It was a Conservative idea and like most Tory ideas was designed to undermine the state school sector still further by depriving it of yet more interested parents and gifted children. It’s something they share with their right-wing friends…

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Marxism, National Questions and the need for Internationalism

National Questions

As a Marxist, it continually disappoints me that the British labour movement has never developed a consistent ideology that demands solidarity and activism at home whilst exporting trade unionism and a politicised working class abroad. Even with respect to Northern Ireland, the attitude of the British labour movement is hardly well thought out. Figures I respect often have extremely dubious…

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