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Yeats Was Right: The Worst are Full of Passionate Intensity

As the 40th anniversary of the divisive 1984 UK miners’ strike approaches, this post explores the passionate but vanishing working class solidarity that defined the dispute, contrasting it with the current decaying state of British politics.

9th National Ceasefire Now march, to Israeli Embassy London 17th February 2024.

Ghosts of Thatcherism

The UK government’s attack on dissent and protest rights echoes a long history of state suppression, revealing a deep fear of the power of a mobilised working class.

The cover of this weeks New Statesman

The New Statesman: A Weekly Read Worth the Wait

A sit-down with this week’s New Statesman magazine reveals John Gray’s analysis on technocratic language, Adrian Pabst’s commentary on higher education, Andrew Marr and Wolfgang Münchau’s insights on bourgeois politics, and a warning on trans hate from a recent podcast on the CPAC conference in the US.