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Champions of serfdom

juxtaposed / June 29, 2015 at 8:40 PM 616 views

David Cameron and his Con Party’s latest wheeze to appease the I’ll-only-pay-for-mine brigade is that the unemployed young ‘should do community work’. The scam, sorry – “scheme” requires NEETs to do around 30 hours a week of mandatory community work…

If Labour said…

juxtaposed / June 29, 2015 at 8:39 PM 719 views

“Dear Citizens, You are right: we’ve failed you. We have been letting you down for decades. We got so sucked into the machinery of modern establishment that we came to represent its interests first and always more than yours. We…

Dear Lib Dems

juxtaposed / June 29, 2015 at 8:39 PM 697 views

Dear Lib Dems, I know you’re heavily distracted right now but you and your leader seem confused about what has gone wrong. You got excited. You thought, like most of the people back in 2010, that this was an economic…

Making democracy work

juxtaposed / June 29, 2015 at 8:37 PM 788 views

To be sure, there is a great deal about our democracy and its processes to be improved. We’ve made great leaps in vital areas at times and stagnated horribly at others. But look around the world: Democracy is a messy…

Top-middle-bottom

juxtaposed / June 29, 2015 at 8:34 PM 791 views

Too many people don’t get it and politicians don’t want to or can’t cope with alternative socio-economic views. Their ears are on default selection. You want to talk about the idea that public ownership of utilities is better than private…

A mother's work

juxtaposed / June 29, 2015 at 8:33 PM 830 views

This is naturally worded towards the female gender, by virtue of tradition. However, if you are a man with whom any of this resonates, I hope you will consider yourself automatically included where relevant. A great irony has occurred over…

From the archive: If Boris was intelligent…

juxtaposed / November 29, 2013 at 8:38 PM 1,402 views

People say Boris Johnson is intelligent. Well, he certainly has good recall of a mercurial and witty mind, though it does seem rather predisposed to a reliance on the Classics – when he’s not pretending to be the bumbling fool.…