Braggadocio

BY JAMIE FOSTER Brexit followers will know the story by now: Last week the Speaker John Bercow used his office to change parliamentary procedure to advantage anti-Brexit MPs who are trying to stop Brexit. He refused to follow precedence when dealing with a government bill that government business managers had marked ‘forthwith’ meaning it was not amenable to amendment. He allowed a vote on an … Continue reading Braggadocio

Just Don’t Get It

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN There are certain words and phrases that should stand out as obvious red flags. People who talk in a paranoid fashion about “they” all the time, or warn you to “not use Google and use DuckDuckGo instead”. Those who bring up the “fifth plane” whenever 9/11 is mentioned. Or those whose default position for government spending strategy is “the magic money tree” … Continue reading Just Don’t Get It

Low Expectations

BY SAM WHITE Which are you, a neo-Nazi or a Stalinist? Would you prefer alt-right white nationalism or soc-jus Marxist absolutism? And do you want that with chips or rice? As the political landscape fractures and shifts, and the not-really-progressive Left continues to handle actual change very badly indeed, an extreme polarisation has taken hold. Issues are being divided into a competitive binary, around which … Continue reading Low Expectations