Category Archives: Politics

Tinderbox plc: a poem for Grenfell Tower

A poem for Grenfell Tower marking a month since the fire Today marks a whole month since the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, yet the conflagration that killed at least 80 people seems … Continue reading

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Understanding the viciousness of the anti-Corbyn tendency: shades of the Paris Commune

Jeremy Corbyn, the BBC and the democratic process Why has Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader of the Labour Party with a massive 59.5 per cent provoked more fury among the centre-left than the predations of the right which still overwhelm … Continue reading

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Cat conversation on Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership contest

“Waddya think of this leadership contest?” “It don’t half exposes the contradictions in the bourgeois democracy.” “Ya reckon?” “Just a bit!” “They really don’t want the one with the beard to win, do they?” “The one with the eyelashes fancies … Continue reading

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Poem for Jeremy Corbyn: Labour Pains

No slouching towards Westminster by JC.  Here’s my poem about the current welcome rush to the heart and head. I guess that makes me a Poet for Jeremy Corbyn. LABOUR PAINS We snapped on a light and in the glare … Continue reading

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Anna’s TED Talk on You Tube: a banker, a worker and an immigrant walk into a bar

Now posted at You Tube: Genetic science has definitively proved that all humans originate from the same group of East African ancestors. So why do people insist on trying to create divisions between races or nationalities? Anna Chen suggests this … Continue reading

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Anna on the BBC World Service Weekend programme, 18th October 2014

I was a guest on the BBC World Service Weekend programme on Saturday, talking about the news: the Middle East, The Catholic Synod, Ebola and sheds. This year is the tenth anniversary of the Morecambe Bay Chinese cocklepickers disaster so … Continue reading

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