What should we make of the ‘Green Surge’?

By Nicholas Figgis The world of politics can be confusing. Fortunately we have liberal media commentators to make sense of things. In his recent piece on the 'Green Surge' John Rentoul of The Independent on Sunday points out that, despite relatively low media coverage, the Green Party has recently experienced an unprecedented boost in opinion polls and membership which shows no sign of abating. Could it be that people like their ideas? Have we become distrustful of the three cheeks...

Did the Church really cause the financial collapse!

By J T Coombes    www.globalmagnacarta.com    @GMagnaCarta Many years ago I had a bank manager as a next door neighbour. He was a lovely man, a bit like Captain Mainwaring in Dad’s Army, who cared about people but without the pomposity. After he retired we began to see the closure of bank branches and the centralisation of banking services. When I asked his view on these changes he said that we were now witnessing the end of banking in...

The Trojan Horse that is TTIP

By Pieter Cranenbroek Last month, protesters against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) carried a Trojan Horse onto a square in Amsterdam. The horse was not nearly as big as the original one that, according to myth, marked the fall of Troy, but its message was clear: the trade deal that is currently being negotiated between the EU and the US is trouble. The public should be allowed to inspect this 'gift' lest it turns out to be a...

Mauritian Politics: Looking For Hope in a Communal Infested Society

(Krishna Athal has received various leadership initiative awards from national and international bodies. Former chairman of the National Youth Council of Mauritius, he authored the 'Ramrajya: An Enigmatic Leader's Rise to Power' book and is currently an executive member of MSM political party. He can be found on Twitter at @athalkrishna.) Mauritius: an island characterised by endless sandy beaches, azure-coloured lagoons and swelteringly appealing sunny days, the revered land of the three s’s: sun, sand and sea. To the outsider,...

The Great Tax Robbery

By J T Coombes    www.globalmagnacarta.com    @GMagnaCarta The use of taxpayer money to bail out the banks has become the biggest bank robbery in the history of our species. Robbery because taxpayer funds were only ever designed to provide the infrastructures that support society; healthcare, education, roads, railways, and so much more that assists people in living their lives as comfortably as possible. Never, ever, was there the conviction that public money could be used to support private corporations...

Parliamentary Sketch 19th November – Cameron’s Klass leaves Miliband Hungary for a win

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The PM didn’t seem to need to directly attack Ed today, he let Miliband’s own team do it for him. He alleged Labour figures had said of Ed, “concern if he can lead the country”, “Useless”, “hopeless, “doesn’t cut it” and that was just his front bench. Cameron said,“he really wasn’t a Klass act.” In reference to Miliband’s dressing down by “pop queen,” Myleene Klass. The PM said he “knew there were moles in the...

Art: What happens when fiction meets reality?

Mirrorcity – London Artists on Fiction and reality. By Isla Watton, Arts Reporter In early October a council painted over some allegedly racist graffiti. This standard procedure on the streets of Clacton-on-Sea hurled Tendring District Council into the national spotlight and set the fingers of arts critics and bloggers ablaze as it emerged that what had actually been removed was a satirical and valuable Banksy painting. Perhaps on this occasion fiction sat a little too close to home and some...

Inheritance Tax; Time for Reform ?

By Gregory Taylor In just about everything we do we are taxed, from buying petrol to going on holiday, buying alcohol and on what we earn. It’s something that most people in this country can never get away from, but not only that, even when we die your family could have to pay inheritance tax on your property and estate. When the Liberal government of Herbert Asquith brought in the people's budget in 1909 it brought in a super tax...

The problem with the Church of England…

By Callum Hunter, of Write it Quick  A recent YouGov poll has found that around four in ten Church of England clergy now support same-sex marriage, leaving around five in  ten opposing marriage equality, with around one in ten still undecided on the issue. The poll’s findings are being regarded by some as an indication that support for marriage equality is steadily increasing within the ranks of the Church. The Archbishop of Canterbury himself appeared to have changed his position on...

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