Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

My political colours by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
Our society here in the west is profoundly divided along a left-right axis. On one side are the complacent rich, deluded aspirational types and jingoistic know-nothings; on the other is everybody else. This is a feature, not a bug, of neoliberalism. We need change, stat.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Grenfell Tower: Is Neoliberalism A Form Of Terrorism?

Grenfell Tower, London
The disaster at Grenfell Tower in London is all over the media with many people saying it might end the tottering career of Prime Minister Theresa May because she comes across as robotic and uncaring. What I'd like to look at tonight is not the tragedy itself but at the underlying causes and what can be done to prevent it from happening again elsewhere.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

GE2017: How The Right Shot Itself In Both Feet

The Conservative (Tory) party has won the UK election with 318 seats. Lacking the 326 required for the majority they need to form a government, Prime Minister Theresa May has sought the aid of Ulster's Democratic Unionist Party to assist with day-to-day governing. What does this mean for the UK and for Brexit?

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

GE2017: Could Labour Win?

Labour party's Jeremy Corbyn, cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft
It's been seven years since we had a Labour government. Since then, we've had a Tory/Lib Dem coalition followed by David Cameron followed by Brexit followed by Theresa May. During this time political discourse has become downright cartoonish, a Punch and Judy show. We need change, but could Labour deliver it? If so, will it be a change for better — or for worse?

Sunday, 28 May 2017

How The Right Subverts Conservatism: Traditional Values And Rule Of Law Are Anathema Now

Friendship, by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
The recent atrocity in Manchester has attracted a lot of media and social media attention. What's getting to me is the rabid desire of people on the right to go out and get all violent and stuff. In case you haven't noticed, this doesn't work. And it's not how Manchester rolls.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Who Has A Lock On Morality — The Left, The Liberals, Or The Right?

The political see-saw, cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
One of the most fascinating aspects of political discourse at the moment is the role of morality in framing discussions over healthcare and the welfare state. With the passage of the AHCA in America and elections looming over here I think it's time we took a closer look at it.

Monday, 1 May 2017

GE2017: Denialism Rules The Roost

Me in denial, cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
Denialism has come to British politics. It has infected political discourse for so long flippin' White Van Man is doing it now. If you don't like what you see or hear, it ain't true. What does this mean for Brexit and the election on 8th June?