Inevitable Defeat: What will a New Centrist Party mean for Corbyn’s Labour?

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?

Think You’re A Liberal? You’re a Parrot

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

The Real Life “Red Wedding” and the Fallacy of Humanitarianism

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