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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 Unravelling Monarchy

In a world increasingly captivated by images and representations, the British monarchy finds itself at the epicentre of a growing debate on the role of such institutions in a modern democratic society. As the United Kingdom prepares for the coronation of a new king, it is essential to examine the monarchy’s relevance and compatibility with the values of democracy, fairness, and social justice that define the aspirations of a progressive nation.