Sunday, 13 August 2017

Venezuela: What Is Going On There, Why, And How Does It Affect Us?

"Venezuela is a socialist disaster area," proclaims the right wing press. The situation is grim but all is not as it seems, whataboutism notwithstanding. Let's take a closer look.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Is Brexit Breaking Up?

Britannia surrounded by sharks, a cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
The backlash I've been predicting since the referendum has finally begun in earnest; the right wing press have at last accepted that it was never going to work because the Leavers never had a plan beyond their misleading talking points. Let's take a closer look.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

The Right Is Collapsing. What Will Fill The Vacuum?

Left-right see-saw, a cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
Anyone following politics as avidly as I do will have noticed something strange lately: while the Right appears to be merrily machine-gunning both of its own feet, the Left is flailing when it could be marching in to take over. Why is that?

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

What Will It Take For America To Turn Against Trump's GOP?

Donald Trump cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
Donald Trump has been subverting norms of policy and practice since he took office in January. His behaviour has consistently degraded the office of president. What will it take for America to finally say, "Enough!"?

Saturday, 15 July 2017

The Role Of Government: Why Are We Debating This?

Me debating, a Wendy Cockcroft cartoon for On t'Internet
I pick fights with Libertarians on principle; they're all about "small government" but the maths doesn't add up. Today I'm going to play Devil's Advocate and ask if they might actually be right.

Friday, 14 July 2017

The Repeal Bill: Five Causes For Concern

Britannia lacks leadership, cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
I've been following the Brexit story because I am an economic migrant living in the UK. For months our government has dithered but yesterday they released the Repeal Bill. Let's take a look at it.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Why We Need A Broad Political Spectrum

Wendy Cockcroft centrist - cartoon for On t'internet
The trouble with see-saw politics is that it encourages ever-increasing extremism to the point where views considered common sense thirty years ago are dismissed as radical socialism today. We need to break out of that. I've got a few ideas.