The Delusion of Rent Controls

Rent control is one of those policies so simple that politicians are drawn to it in every generation. No matter how many times its...

Welcome To The New Colonialism – Australia’s Single Citizenship For MPs...

Some our of our own, native grown, politicians haven't quite grasped the manner in which colonialism is no longer quite fashionable. True, it's not...

Ignore The Student Unions Over Brexit, They’re About Beer, Not Politics

This is straight out of the normal Trotskyist playbook. Have an organisation that does a little bit for lots and lots of people, then...

If The Tories Do Stuff Like This What’s The Point Of...

Rather one of the points of having an electoral system is that we get to throw the bastards out occasionally. If we're not able...

Taxation and the Student Vote

One of the oft-discussed questions of politics is the degree to which people who do not pay tax themselves should be able to vote...

UK politics move to US pattern

The local election results show a further realignment in UK politics so that they converge on something more like the US model.  Increasingly in...

THE METROPOLITANS — Episode 9

A saga of everyday life in the Big L and a wry look at contemporary culture By Tony Carden Episode Nine   ‘Well, frankly, it could’ve been better.’ ‘Now,...

Well Of Course The Afghan Interpreters Can Stay

There are, as we all know, many who insist that government should be doing more to run our lives and society. This does rather...

UK Council Elections Aren’t A Test Of Anything About Brexit

It simply isn't true that elections are about whatever the political classes wish to project upon them. Elections are about what the electorate wants...

Donald Trump Shouldn’t Get The Nobel Peace Prize – Certainly Not...

There are calls that Donald Trump should get the Nobel Peace Prize for his excellence in getting Kim Young 'Un to, err, what was...