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.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

My political colours by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
Our society here in the west is profoundly divided along a left-right axis. On one side are the complacent rich, deluded aspirational types and jingoistic know-nothings; on the other is everybody else. This is a feature, not a bug, of neoliberalism. We need change, stat.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Grenfell Tower: Is Neoliberalism A Form Of Terrorism?

Grenfell Tower, London
The disaster at Grenfell Tower in London is all over the media with many people saying it might end the tottering career of Prime Minister Theresa May because she comes across as robotic and uncaring. What I'd like to look at tonight is not the tragedy itself but at the underlying causes and what can be done to prevent it from happening again elsewhere.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

GE2017: How The Right Shot Itself In Both Feet

Dup-servatives
The Conservative (Tory) party has won the UK election with 318 seats. Lacking the 326 required for the majority they need to form a government, Prime Minister Theresa May has sought the aid of Ulster's Democratic Unionist Party to assist with day-to-day governing. What does this mean for the UK and for Brexit?

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

GE2017: Could Labour Win?


Labour party's Jeremy Corbyn, cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft
It's been seven years since we had a Labour government. Since then, we've had a Tory/Lib Dem coalition followed by David Cameron followed by Brexit followed by Theresa May. During this time political discourse has become downright cartoonish, a Punch and Judy show. We need change, but could Labour deliver it? If so, will it be a change for better — or for worse?