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Too much mis-remembering

Bernie Evans / October 15, 2017 at 2:32 PM 19 views

Will Hutton misses the point when writing about there being "too much remembering" (Endlessly refighting old wars does nothing to heal a fractured present, 08.10.17). Catalans wanting independence, just like the residents of eastern parts of Germany who voted far-right,…

Labour should end Pre-U examinations

Bernie Evans / October 15, 2017 at 7:37 AM 24 views

Few, if any,will have any problems with Labour`s promises to "radically transform Britain`s education system", and that "teachers would be at the heart of it". Most of the problems which have developed since Gove`s outrageous abandonment of advice from experts…

Manipulated history and Brexit

Bernie Evans / October 13, 2017 at 2:07 PM 41 views

Last week`s Leader mentioned the important role history is playing in the current issue of Catalonia`s independence (The Spanish crisis, 6th October, 2017). The "feeling of hurt" after the oppression the Catalans suffered during the Spanish Civil War and Franco`s dictatorship…

SATs (and "trick questions") should be abolished

Bernie Evans / October 10, 2017 at 7:23 PM 30 views

The fact that "music, drama and art embedded into every part" of the day in a Bradford primary school has produced a remarkable "turnaround" in results in all areas of the curriculum illustrates perfectly the importance of enjoyment as a…

On Tories` unsuitability to govern

Bernie Evans / October 8, 2017 at 7:25 PM 32 views

Andrew Rawnsley mentioned how a  "strategic dilemma" for the Tories is causing "fresh division within their ranks" (Roll up, roll up to see whether Theresa will flop in the big top, 01.10.17). The realisation that they clearly need to make…

Yet another Tory problem: Lobbying

Bernie Evans / October 6, 2017 at 5:23 PM 38 views

Both of the otherwise excellent articles on the Conservative government`s problems strangely omitted to mention the influence of lobbyists on Tory policies and action (Politics; The long Tory civil war, 29th September,2017). Every time May or one of her ministers…

Why not sack Johnson?

Bernie Evans / October 6, 2017 at 4:24 PM 39 views

Mary Dejevsky might well have a reasonable solution to some immediate Tory problems, but sacking Boris Johnson, with him then challenging Theresa May for the leadership, would be my preferred option. This is as it most likely would lead to an early…

Next election is Labour`s to lose!

Bernie Evans / October 5, 2017 at 9:17 AM 31 views

Solomon Hughes writes that Labour cannot count on the Tories having a similar "very bad Tory campaign", but correctly adds that there are "weaknesses we can aim at in the next election" (Morning Star, 29/09/17). Of course there are!      The…

Johnson should go!

Bernie Evans / October 3, 2017 at 7:35 PM 33 views

"Gaffe" is usually defined as "an unintentional act or remark", and is the most popular method of describing the numerous incidents when our country`s foreign secretary manages to insult the people, customs or leaders of other countries (The ambassador, Kipling…

Next election:why Labour will win

Bernie Evans / October 1, 2017 at 3:57 PM 39 views

What a shame the chief political commentator of the Sunday newspaper of our choice, Andrew Rawnsley, despite the absolute chaos being caused by a Tory administration bereft of principle and unity, is still unable to come to terms with the…

Labour United`s season starts well!

Bernie Evans / September 27, 2017 at 8:10 AM 32 views

With the season in its early stages, Labour United look set to improve on the encouraging results seen last June. Still relying too much both on the manager to weave his magic, and on the opposition being divided, with Conservative City`s…

Who is ruling Britain?

Bernie Evans / September 27, 2017 at 8:04 AM 33 views

It`s an obvious question to ask, but very rarely delivered, especially by the mainstream media. The answer should be, of course, the prime minister, democratically elected only last June, but when one looks at the actions taken and in the…

Response to Nick Cohen re Corbyn

Bernie Evans / March 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM 195 views

Nick Cohen`s sneering at the leaders and "second XI" of the Labour party doesn`t do him any credit (Don`t tell me you weren`t warned about Corbyn, 19/03/17). Presumably, we should be more impressed with the millionaire Tories currently in power,…

BBC – too pro-Tories and too much UKIP

Bernie Evans / December 6, 2016 at 9:32 AM 238 views

Admittedly, I haven`t seen or heard all of the recent BBC broadcasts, but it seems to me that the Beeb is contributing hugely to May`s apparent popularity in the polls, and the alleged increasing support for Ukip.      Why is the…

2 letters on executive pay

Bernie Evans / December 5, 2016 at 9:12 AM 153 views

Not only has Will Hutton argued in the past that a pay ratio of 20:1 was needed to curb high rates of pay for CEOs in the public sector, he has also written that excessive financial rewards "have nothing to…

Too much Blair

Bernie Evans / December 4, 2016 at 2:12 PM 541 views

Seven pages and the cover devoted to Blair (Unfinished business, 25th November,2106)!! No, he isn`t "quite the fugitive in his own land" because of the Iraq war , and his "extensive business operations", but why he receives such a vast…

Tories` joined-up thinking and "born again teachers"

Bernie Evans / November 30, 2016 at 2:56 PM 186 views

If the Teaching Excellence Framework is any sort of guide to the way this country is going to be ruled under May`s administration, the country is in for a hard time (Vice-chancellors and students plan boycott of flagship teaching rankings,22/11/16). Expecting…

M. Star letter on May`s duplicity

Bernie Evans / November 30, 2016 at 11:29 AM 158 views

Your editorial rightly criticised  the autumn statement and its failure to help the "just about managing", despite May`s "extravagant claims" (Morning Star,24/11/16). Disappointment also came with the prime minister`s earlier U-turn on co-determination, but May was never going to force businesses to adopt co-determination…

UK shouldn`t throw too many stones

Bernie Evans / November 29, 2016 at 2:03 PM 181 views

Of course, Paddy McGuffin has every right to ridicule the "certifiable psychopath, racist, liar and fraud" that is Donald Trump (Morning Star,26/11/16).  The world needs to know the truth about the next president, who will undoubtedly disregard human rights at…

Guardian magazine unpublished letter

Bernie Evans / November 26, 2016 at 9:54 AM 154 views

In a year when the number of food banks has risen exponentially, and homelessness and inequality have continued to grow, would it not have been preferable for last week`s Weekend to have suggested £5 for a pair of knickers, instead of the "£95 for…