Category: Politics

Inequality has Grounded the Star Man

I’ve just read a leaflet from The Socialist Party, punting for the European Parliament Elections in two weeks, as part of the World Socialist Movement.  I loved what I read.  But it’s not a solution....

No Comment from Putin – or Obama

I’ve spent time in Russia and am totally up-to-date with the intense Russian debate over this whole crisis. I am very much not a supporter of Putin – or Russian corruption. But the latter...

Ukraine Civil War Now Inevitable

So how responsible can an ex-KCB advocatus diaboli president be for events that he predicted? For the strangling of a heavily-pregnant ethnic Russian cleaner trying to do her job in Odessa’s Trade Unions House (pictured above...

Oil versus Communism

(With acknowledgement to Nigel Molesworth) When is it OK to send in military forces to intervene in the affairs of another country? Answer: when the UN Security Council vote to say you can…. But...

What a Difference a Month Makes

Between February 18th and 20th, the elected government of the Ukraine was overthrown by armed revolution. As Ukraine is the equal-third most corrupt country in the world, neither the outgoing or in-coming governments are...

The Heart of Darkness Falls Across Us All

Questionable Surveys, Deaths and Lamentable Predictions During Tony Blair’s interview on the BBC Today programme this morning, I was listening for some hint of uncertainty in his views on Iraq. He’s making too much...