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There is a magic money tree…in fact there are two

There is a magic money tree…in fact there are two

By Professor Emeritus Mary Mellor, from University of Northumbria That's right there are two magic money trees. Both the state and the banks can create money out of thin air. States do this by having budgets. Despite the myths that have been told time and time again, states are NOT households ...

Britain’s Brexiversary woes in 10 “I told you so’s”

Britain’s Brexiversary woes in 10 “I told you so’s”

Today Britain celebrates its first Brexiversary. A year on from the vote to leave the European Union we are already a poorer, weaker and less happy nation than we once were and we haven't even properly started the process yet. With our only political moves being ones to sure-up existing EU ...

Dacre bleu: The Daily Mail wage war on “fascist left”

Dacre bleu: The Daily Mail wage war on “fascist left”

The Daily Mail has waged a war on the "fascist left" in what may go down as one of the most ironic pieces of journalism in media history. After it was crushed by so-called "alt left" publications in the 2017 General Election right-wing editor Paul Dacre launched a full scale attack in ...

Protesters march in peace as Fleet Street unleashes a day of rage

Protesters march in peace as Fleet Street unleashes a day of rage

Protesters marched in peace today just hours after the media unleashed a day of rage. Anti-austerity activists marched from Shepherds Bush to Downing Street following the tragic Grenfell Tower incident and “brutal austerity, cuts and anti-immigrant attacks”. According to the 2017 Social Progress Index released this week Britain is flat-lining on ...

Look Back in Anger: A poem for Grenfell

Look Back in Anger: A poem for Grenfell

For all the negative press football and football supporters get, one couldn't help but feel a little choked up on Tuesday night when the French and English national teams and their fans came together to sing Manchester's anthem Don't Look Back in Anger in an effort to remind the global community of football's ...

Mayweather Vs. McGregor: when entertainment supersedes sport

Mayweather Vs. McGregor: when entertainment supersedes sport

Some things make you question the meaning of sport, they just seem so inevitable. Ronaldo and Messi breaking goal scoring records, Usain Bolt running a 100 metre final, Lance Armstrong and Hansie Cronje. Some people just make it look so inevitable and so simple that it appears almost futile; they’re ...

Britain has become a nation of two halves

Britain has become a nation of two halves

Of all the pictures to emerge from last night's election coverage perhaps the most poignant was one of Theresa May stood next to a black knight as she awaited her constituency results in Maidenhead. For fans of Monty Python she had become the embodiment of the knight who stands legless ...

Is this the most disappointing steakhouse in London?

Is this the most disappointing steakhouse in London?

Like most things in life, the simplest restaurant dishes are generally the endearingly memorable. So it's hardly surprising that the ingenuous bone marrow salad at St John in Clerkenwell has been on the menu, unchanged, for the past 23 years. In turn, when presenting paying customers with something so simple, ...

Britain Decides: Are we about to ‘snap’ out of our trance?

Britain Decides: Are we about to ‘snap’ out of our trance?

It was a question we posed in November last year that was to set the tone for the unravelling of the Conservative's election campaign. How, after two terms of crippling austerity cuts, dismantling of the welfare state and a referendum that was used as bait to secure a second term did ...

Why you should watch Cathy Come Home before you vote

Why you should watch Cathy Come Home before you vote

Cathy Come Home wasn’t made to inform, it was made to confront. When it premiered as part of the BBC’s Wednesday Play series back in November ‘66, 12 million people – a quarter of the British population at that time – tuned in to see Ken Loach’s seminal social-realist masterwork. ...

Next time someone says ‘Money Tree’ send them this

Next time someone says ‘Money Tree’ send them this

First we had ‘Brexit means Brexit’ then we had ‘Strong and stable’ (or was it ‘Stable and Strong’?), then the ‘Coalition of Chaos’, and now we have ‘The Labour Money Tree’. There seems no end to Theresa May’s PR soundbites (or indeed mud slinging), but the Money Tree one really ...

The perils of voting style over substance

The perils of voting style over substance

By John Lerwill While I know there are some very decent persons in the Tory ranks, there is an underlying misapprehension by the Tory movement: ignorance of the fact that a true civilisation is measured by how well we look after our weakest and most vulnerable members. Gandhi pointed that out, ...

Election 2017: The Sliding Doors Edition

Election 2017: The Sliding Doors Edition

Here's a Pro Tip drawn from the world of sportswriting: If you are ever called upon to write a match report – and in football that means you file within ten minutes of the final whistle unless you want to discover just how loudly an editor can scream into a ...

PLAYLIST: Best of MAY 2017

PLAYLIST: Best of MAY 2017

You wouldn't know it day-to-day, but May was a pro slacker month. It's mid-tempo easiness right through this month, folks, with the exception of the Cyndi Lauper sugar of Paramore's new one, that is. Resist 'Fake Happy'. You can't. Elsewhere, we had the triumphant return of shoegaze pioneers Slowdive, who have ...

Five Labour narratives that simply aren’t true

Five Labour narratives that simply aren’t true

Given that they hold so much influence over our hearts and minds, it’s a bit of a problem for our democracy that the majority of the UK press is owned by a handful of foreign-based billionaires, who predominantly back the Tories.. The proprietors of our favourite newspapers have significant financial interests ...

Toronto’s diverse workforce highlights risk of Brexit brain drain

Toronto’s diverse workforce highlights risk of Brexit brain drain

Other than sharing the same queen, having social care crossovers, a progressive political outlook and thriving economies, one thing that binds London and Toronto more than anything else is diversity. When Sadiq Khan was first elected mayor he declared the city to be the most diverse in the world, with over 50 ...

May’s media cronyism highlights biased election coverage

May’s media cronyism highlights biased election coverage

Theresa May has faced new allegations of media cronyism after her interactions at a press conference in Wales. It was in this Wrexham speech, to which only select insiders and media personnel were invited, that May announced adjustments to the social care reforms that had lured such ardent criticism earlier ...

Corbyn has rediscovered his mojo

Corbyn has rediscovered his mojo

It may seem like a distant memory now, but there was a time before the UK voted itself out of Europe and the US voted in a celebrity halfwit that things had started to look up for the progressive, liberal left. Bernie Sanders had roused public appetite by advertising a new brand of ...

How Could Theresa May’s Snap Election Announcement Affect the UK Economy?

Tories hijack Google to cover up Dementia Tax blunder

The Conservatives have hijacked Google to cover up their dementia tax blunder which has sparked outrage amongst the electorate. Labour has gained 11 points on the Tories in just three weeks after Theresa May unveiled controversial social care plans in her manifesto. Under her plans there will be a significant ...

Why Jeremy Corbyn is one Bogey Man we need

Why Jeremy Corbyn is one Bogey Man we need

I can recall that when I was about five years of age I would be taken door to door by my Grandmother, clasping her petition clip board, fired up with the latest outrage that had got her off the sofa and on to the streets. She had found brief distraction ...

Victory for Whistleblowers as Assange and Manning set to walk free

Victory for Whistleblowers as Assange and Manning set to walk free

Today will be declared as a historic victory for whistleblowers as Julian Assange paved the path to his freedom two days after Chelsea Manning was released from prison. The Wikileaks founder has had charges dropped against him in Sweden which means he could soon walk free without fear of been extradited ...

Corbyn poll gains the result of groundbreaking new strategy

Corbyn poll gains the result of groundbreaking new strategy

They haven’t been too accurate in recent times, but if the latest polls are to be believed, Jeremy Corbyn’s ratings are on the up. Growing significantly day by day. For a politician that is routinely ridiculed in the mainstream press, it seemed almost unconceivable three weeks ago that the UK would ...

Study reveals huge economic benefit refugees are having in Germany

Study reveals huge economic benefit refugees are having in Germany

Earlier this year Starbucks made a pledge to hire 10,000 refugees globally over the next five years in a publicity-fuelled stunt that hit all the right notes following Donald Trump's inauguration and amidst all the dark clouds hanging over the toxic geopolitical environment. The warm gesture provided a much-needed PR boost for the often beleaguered coffee house chain, ...

Reasons to be optimistic about Brexit

“Re-Leavers” give government huge mandate to push for hard Brexit

The rise of post-referendum "Re-leavers" has given the government a huge mandate to push for a hard Brexit, new research has revealed. Re-leavers, defined as those who voted to Remain in the EU but think that the government has a duty to leave, have blurred the lines between “Leave” and “Remain” meaning the ...

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