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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.

A City in Fear

A review of the recently shown BBC Scotland documentary series ‘The Hunt for Bible John’.

England and Labour: Nation or Class?

Responding to Labour’s ‘patriotic’ turn, I examine how England is contested, and how class – not nationalism – offers the best political lens for socialists.