In April this year, news broke that there may be a new “centrist” party funded in part by LoveFilm founder Simon Banks and mooted to include the backing of Tony Blair and David Miliband, as well as other wealthy donors. At the time, this was received with little fanfare and generally regarded as unlikely to happen, akin perhaps to a wealthy entrepreneur stating his or … Continue reading Inevitable Defeat: What will a New Centrist Party mean for Corbyn’s Labour?
What’s the difference between a liberal and a parrot? One of them mindlessly repeats whatever its owners say and the other is a colourful, now domesticated bird, originating from the tropical climates of the Southern Hemisphere. This does not describe all liberals, of course, especially coming from someone who self-identifies as one, however, too many people who casually consider themselves to be “left-wing” appear to … Continue reading Think You’re A Liberal? You’re a Parrot
A wedding is, for most, a once in a lifetime experience. You spend an age planning the day and it flies by in a flash, but you get to make memories that stay with you for the rest of your life. One such wedding was taking place a few days ago, on the 22nd April 2018, but the couple will never have a chance to … Continue reading The Real Life “Red Wedding” and the Fallacy of Humanitarianism
First reported by CNBC, a report issued earlier this month entitled “The Genome Revolution” by Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s largest investment banks, recently posed the question to investors, “Is curing patients a sustainable business model?”. It is remarkable that this question should even be asked out in the open like this, but it merely demonstrates what we already know, that profit always comes … Continue reading Shocking Goldman Sachs Report Shows Why Our System is Broken
Boris Johnson is a bigot and a liar protected by his carefully managed veneer of comedy gaffes and he has no place representing the people of the United Kingdom on the international stage. His latest lies have gone too far. Johnson’s protective facade of apologetic poshness and his role as a Prince Philip-cum-Hugh Grant parody just isn’t doing it anymore. When you grew up at … Continue reading The Joke is Over: Boris Johnson Must Resign or be Fired
The internet is arguably the most powerful and important invention in the history of human existence. Since the dawn of the world wide web in 1989, the internet has completely transformed life on earth. Almost every aspect of our daily lives are either controlled or influenced by access to the internet and many of us would struggle to get through a day without it. But … Continue reading Fake News: Why There is No Solution
In it’s latest attack on the left, BBC Newsnight this week depicted Jeremy Corbyn as Lenin-lookalike Russian stooge for failing to fall in line and condemn Putin. This followed the Guardian (a supposedly liberal newspaper) asking, “How could the UK punish Russia effectively?”. All of this before the Government has offered even prima facie evidence of any Russian state involvement in the tragic poisoning of Sergei … Continue reading Russiagate: A War of Very Precise Words and Very Little Evidence
Hello and thank you for entering The Overton Window, a new blog hoping to offer a fresh perspective on current affairs and politics in this “post-truth” era, challenging the mainstream media narrative in a neutral way, with a particular focus on economic, social and foreign policy issues. Focus This blog will primarily focus on US and UK politics, with a particular attention on the apathy … Continue reading Welcome to the Overton Window