Owen Jones Would Have National Censorship

That's what Owen Jones seems to be calling for here, censorship of the entire national conversation. Essentially, people he doesn't like shouldn't get on the TV or radio. And we already know that Twitter and Facebook are being urged...

Owen Jones Protests Again His Own Saudi Paymasters

There are three possible explanations for this from Owen Jones. He's advocating a march on Downing Street to protest against the "Saudi Tyrant." Owen Jones makes his living writing for The Guardian, a newspaper which happily runs advertisements lauding...

The BBC Has Become Gollum

Apparently Monty Python wouldn't get commissioned by the BBC if they came forward today. Their unique brand of surrealist humour might have been hilarious and ground-breaking, but five straight white men from Oxbridge is apparently no longer the place from...

Ash Sarkar: A Reply to Brendan O’Neill

According to the editor of Spiked, the right-wingers who criticised Ash Sarkar (the woman who said to Piers Morgan, 'I'm literally a Communist, you idiot' on breakfast TV) are as bad as Ash Sarker herself. ‘It’s the living, breathing...

When Mueller Will Be Unleashed

There's a lot of speculation about the Special Counsel investigating Russia interference in the US electoral process in 2016 and subsequently. While it is clear that Russian interference took place, less clear is any involvement by American citizens. Robert Mueller,...

If Only Owen Jones Had A Clue, Eh? 1,83% Is Unanimous Now?

There are several different ways we can consider this latest from Owen Jones. One would be this is just the standard Trot entryist tactics. Another is that he can't count or is clueless in some other manner. Possibly just...

Of Course, Capitalism Causes Swedish Democrats, Not Immigration

This is a bit of a Hail Mary pass as a piece of political analysis. Today's presumed rise in the share of the vote going to the Swedish Democrats - the far right lot apparently - is caused not...

Was Venezuela Real Socialism?

The latest reports from oil-rich Venezuela have their official rate of inflation approaching 10,000%. People are struggling to survive, capital controls are in place, people who can flee the country are doing so – serious violent crime is escalating in...

Jair Bolsonaro Is Far Right, Hugo Chavez Was Socialist

This is a useful little linguistic trick, isn't it? Someone you don't like is a far right populist. Someone you do like is a socialist bringing liberation to the masses. In terms of actual policies about anything it doesn't...

We Know Very Well That Trump Has Had A Child Out Of Wedlock

I watch this American story with a sense of wonder. There's the pack in full cry after Donald Trump over a rumour that he had a child out of wedlock. There are two sources of this perplexity of mine....

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Over in the drifts of the far left where Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and the like reside in their democratic socialism there's the view that...