“Blowback”. A term used to describe the costs and consequences of a government’s actions. A term that perfectly illustrates Britain’s harmful role on the world stage – particularly in the arms industry, and how this in turn endangers the nation. Many observers have depicted Britain’s foreign policy as promoting justice worldwide. Robin Cook, foreign secretary… Read More Britain’s foreign policy threatens its national security. It’s time to reform it
Jeremy Corbyn’s opponents never cease to attack his unorthodox foreign policy stance. This has ranged from recently being called “irresponsible” and a “threat to our national security” by defence secretary Michael Fallon, to former Prime Minister David Cameron pettily labelling Corbyn a ‘terrorist sympathiser’. Let’s not forget the contribution that the pro-Tory media outlets have… Read More Corbyn’s foreign policy would make both Britain and the world safer: let’s rally behind his vision
Remember Jeremy Corbyn’s historic victory in the Labour leadership contest? The left – a marginalized unit within the party – were ecstatic. This was their chance to reclaim the party from the clutches of Blairism; and to reconnect with the working class, who had become increasingly alienated from Labour since Blair assumed power. After this… Read More Is Labour still out of touch with the workers?
Faced with considerable doubt over his pledge to achieve to reform in Britain’s membership of the EU, Prime Minister David Cameron managed to secure some concessions, agreed by the other 27 EU heads of state on Friday, to dismantle restrictions placed on Britain. Cameron portrayed it as a victory – which gives Britain “special status” within… Read More How much will Cameron’s EU deal matter?
Despite being heralded with jeers from Tory MPs, who resembled a rabble of misbehaving school kids, leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn held his ground, and made an entertaining mockery of David Cameron’s mathematical ability in today’s Prime Minister’s Questions. Corbyn delivered a trademark move of his in the House of Commons, and began putting Cameron under pressure with… Read More This Week’s PMQs: Cameron Dodges Tough Questions Yet Again
In last week’s Prime Minister’s Questions – John McDonnell audaciously brandished a copy of Mao Zedong’s Little Red Book Shadow chancellor John McDonnell dropped a political bombshell in the House of Commons What was it over? A book. Not just any book, mind. A book conveying a philosophy that is most certainly taboo in British politics. A… Read More The Shadow Chancellor’s Maoist Gag – could it be the final nail in the coffin for the Labour Party?
How Corbyn’s rule over Labour could potentially come crashing down. “Corbynmania” is under threat. While Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn defied the odds in September to take charge of the party, and attracted over 60,000 new members to his cause in the process, his initial wave of success might come tumbling down after all. Since the… Read More The dissent in the Labour Party, as shown by the split over Syria, could dismantle Corbyn’s leadership