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The Real Scandal of Jeremy Corbyn’s Exclusion

The Real Scandal of Jeremy Corbyn’s Exclusion

Earlier this year, an internal report from the UK’s Labour Party revealed that some of its influential members worked to sabotage former leader Jeremy Corbyn’s electoral chances in 2017, the election in which he nearly achieved an unexpected victory against Prime Minister Theresa...

The Culture of Sabotage in Left-Wing Parties

The Culture of Sabotage in Left-Wing Parties

Just days after replacing Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the UK’s Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer finds himself confronted with the task of dealing with an alarming report leaked to the media this week. The 860-page document reveals the depth of factionalism within the party and the very real impact...

Why Liars Win Elections

Why Liars Win Elections

The vast majority of voters got it right. They knew that Thursday’s election could only produce a meaningless result, and they acted in consequence. Although unambiguous, the result answers no questions, but opens up new ones. To anyone with an understanding of historical processes, the idea...

The Truth and Lies of the UK General Election

The Truth and Lies of the UK General Election

Britain is gripped by election fever. The polls suggest voters are as divided as ever. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Tories face accusations of Islamophobia. Jeremy Corbyn is seemingly the face of acute and widely-held antisemitism in the Labour Party. For some, Corbyn is an...

Britain Faces a Historic Election

Britain Faces a Historic Election

Elections are almost invariably termed historic. For once, the use of the term is not an exaggeration. When British voters go to the polls on December 12, they will indeed be making a historic choice. Scroll down to read more in this 360° series British democracy...

The Guardian’s Bombshell and Jeremy Corbyn’s Wounds

The Guardian’s Bombshell and Jeremy Corbyn’s Wounds

Although their arsenals are clearly non-nuclear, the popular media across the English-speaking world have acquired a taste for bombarding their readers with “bombshells.” Prime offenders in the US are MSNBC, CNN and Fox News but also the staid Gray Lady herself (The New York Times). In the UK,...

Britain’s Practice of Unsafe Politics

Britain’s Practice of Unsafe Politics

The Brexit virus has infected the Brits and destroyed their natural immune system.   Opportunistic infections and cancers now thrive in the weakened British political metabolism and have enabled Boris Johnson to come to power, and other unnatural organisms to flourish. Brexit Party...

Fearing a Labour Victory, Britain’s 1% Threaten to Go on Strike

Fearing a Labour Victory, Britain’s 1% Threaten to Go on Strike

Halloween has passed, the date at which British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised Brexit would be finalized. The suspense continues and will shortly attain a new level of intensity as the British electorate prepares for what will certainly be the most hyperreal UK general election in the...

The Power of Influence in Postmodern Culture and Politics

The Power of Influence in Postmodern Culture and Politics

In the midst of what has become the excruciatingly hyperreal drama of Brexit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, hoping to call for a snap election that he may be prevented from having, quite logically finds himself scrambling for votes, especially from the opposition Labour Party....

Mike Pompeo’s Plans to Interfere with British Elections

Mike Pompeo’s Plans to Interfere with British Elections

When push comes to shove, allies of the US may see their own democratic processes pushed over the side of the cliff. Before being appointed US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo occupied the position of director of the CIA. Such public figures tend to be doubly guarded and prudent, even in their...

May Survives Another Confidence Vote, But What’s Next?

May Survives Another Confidence Vote, But What’s Next?

If a new deal is well and truly off the table, there is a limited set of options the UK government can pursue. Just 24 hours after suffering a historic defeat in Parliament over her Brexit deal, the UK’s prime minister, Theresa May, has survived a vote of no confidence in her government...

Labour’s Stance on Brexit Will Be Crucial

Labour’s Stance on Brexit Will Be Crucial

The Labour Party is the dealmaker when it comes to Brexit. Former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton explains. The worst possible outcome of Brexit for Ireland would be the UK crashing out of the European Union without a deal because Parliament cannot make a decision. The key to avoiding this...

Pro-European Conservatives Will Soon Call Time on Brexit

Pro-European Conservatives Will Soon Call Time on Brexit

The relentless political logic of Brexit will soon lead a determined group of Conservative MPs to stop Brexit in its tracks. There is a relentless logic about the whole Brexit saga. Like a series of deductions in a mathematical proof, one step leads to another until a firm conclusion is reached....

What’s Wrong with Anti-Semitism?

What’s Wrong with Anti-Semitism?

Anti-Semitism is dangerous because of what it reveals about people and systems, not just in and of itself.  In 2010, a British journalist born in Poland, Ewa Jasiewicz, spray-painted the words, “Free Gaza and Palestine” on part of the wall of the old Warsaw Ghetto, together with Yonatan...

The Wider Repercussions of Labour’s Anti-Semitism Crisis

The Wider Repercussions of Labour’s Anti-Semitism Crisis

The failure of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour to deal with the issue of anti-Semitism should raise alarm bells for those concerned about the potential growth of radical-right extremism in the UK. British politics is in a bad place at the moment, and not just on account of Brexit. Recent weeks have...

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