Thursday, July 07, 2016

Leadsom up the garden path

“I envisage there being absolutely no regulation whatsoever – no minimum wage, no maternity or paternity rights, no unfair dismissal rights, no pension rights – for the smallest companies that are trying to get off the ground, in order to give them a chance,” Andrea Leadsom.

It is rare to find a Tory quite so explicit about their attitude to workers' rights. Workers' rights are not a gift from benevolent employers or the EU. Workers' rights came about because workers fought for them. If the unions are not prepared to fight then the nightmare vision of Leadsom would become a reality.

If the TUC gets off its knees it will be a different story.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Tory dilemma

Johnson would have a job assembling a majority government: a job Labour could make impossible. However Cameron would have the same problem post Brexit. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Home grown terrorists

"Home grown terrorists"? Whatever next? 'Common or Garden Terrorists'? 'Lesser-spotted terrorists'?

If someone becomes a terrorist thanks to Tony Blair's imperial ambitions in Iraq, does that not make them a 'home-grown' terrorist. If not, why not?

And now Zac Goldsmith's spiritual father Donald Trump has weighed into the row over Sadiq Khan, calling him 'ignorant' and 'nasty'.

Labelling all Muslims as terrorists or, in Goldsmith's term, "friends of terrorists" could be called ignorant. It is certainly nasty!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Do you need 167000 pounds?

"When in that House M. P.’s divide,
If they’ve a brain and cerebellum, too,
They’ve got to leave that brain outside,
And vote just as their leaders tell ’em to."
(Gilbert and Sullivan)
The Tories are beyond a joke though.
When will the TUC get off its knees?

Monday, March 07, 2016

Last Stand of the Levellers

There is an event to commemorate the last stand of the Levellers.

The details are here

More details nearer the date.

Friday, January 22, 2016

New facebook page

I can't sleep in hospital so I did this instead!

I am in Surrey Royal County Hospital. I was nil by mouth for two months all over Christmas, my birthday, Angela's and David's birthdays and New Year. Now I await the verdict on a pesky fissure in my gut.