The Real Scandal of Jeremy Corbyn’s Exclusion

November 05, 2020

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

April 17, 2020

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...

What Will Be Left of Great Britain?

December 23, 2019

As the shock of the UK general election fades, many questions will take time to be answered. Not that the reelection of the Conservative Party led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson was a shock, but the size of his majority in Parliament was one that no Labour Party strategist had foreseen....

The Truth and Lies of the UK General Election

December 12, 2019

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...

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

November 04, 2019

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

September 09, 2019

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....

Johnson Can Bring the Country Down With Him in One Final Fail

July 26, 2019

All eyes are focused these days on Boris Johnson, the new prime minister of the United Kingdom.  But that’s not the most important news this month out of Britain. The Labor Party has finally come around to opposing the country’s exit from the European Union, though it’s possibly a case of...

The English Left: A Tragedy of Our Insular Times

February 01, 2019

Despite its early 20th-century intellectual history, English thought never sought an impact outside Britain. In the 1930s, international battalions of the left flocked to Spain to join the fight against fascism. From France came figures like André Malraux, problematically the first tomb raider...

Labour’s Stance on Brexit Will Be Crucial

November 19, 2018

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...

The Wider Repercussions of Labour’s Anti-Semitism Crisis

September 04, 2018

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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