Sunday, 7 May 2017

Who Has A Lock On Morality — The Left, The Liberals, Or The Right?

The political see-saw, cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
One of the most fascinating aspects of political discourse at the moment is the role of morality in framing discussions over healthcare and the welfare state. With the passage of the AHCA in America and elections looming over here I think it's time we took a closer look at it.

Monday, 1 May 2017

GE2017: Denialism Rules The Roost

Me in denial, cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
Denialism has come to British politics. It has infected political discourse for so long flippin' White Van Man is doing it now. If you don't like what you see or hear, it ain't true. What does this mean for Brexit and the election on 8th June?

Sunday, 30 April 2017

GE2017: What Kind Of World Do You Want To Live In?

The Twofold Principle, by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
Ever since Our Glorious Leader Theresa May called a snap election in the hope of tightening her hold on power I've been thinking of the kind of world we'd be left with if she gets what she wants. No. Just no. Hell, no. So, then, what kind of world do we want to live in?

Friday, 21 April 2017

Normalising Nuts: How Trump Hornswoggled America Into Loving Neoliberalism

Conservatism being pulled rightwards, by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
The Trump regime in America has, to date, alienated allies, prostituted the office of president, made a huge fool of itself over and over again, and is in the process of bringing the government to a standstill even though it holds both Houses. Why is he still in office?

Can Speech Ever Really Be Free? Five Factors To Consider

Cartoon of man speaking on a soapbox by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
Some of my more idealistic fellow bloggers tend to think of free speech being a case of being allowed to say whatever you want, end of, with "counter-speech" on offer as an antidote to hate speech. In an ideal world this would work but in fact it does not. It's complicated. Allow me to explain.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

May Calls Election In April For June: What About Brexit?

Our Glorious Leader Tessa May, after declaring she wouldn't call an early election, is calling an early election.
Surely the infighting and backstabbing in the Labour Party hasn't got anything to do with it? This is the state of play.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Political Correctness Implodes: When Free Speech And Feminism Collide

Cartoon of Wendy Cockcroft as a moderate conservative
If popcorn prices are going up it's my fault: I've been enjoying the punch-up between the TERF (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists), the Progressives (progs), and assorted liberal lefty luvvies over gender definition. Sorry if you're easily offended, but to a straight cis conservative, this is hilarious! WARNING: I'm too busy pointing and laughing to pull my punches.