The Xi Virus

BY PAUL NEWALL The reopening of pubs on Saturday put me in mind of a 4th of July from several years ago, when I hit the town with a guy I went to school with. I’d offered to take him out because he was what would be termed these days as an InCel (involuntary celibate). I thought I could help him with his confidence issues … Continue reading The Xi Virus

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Please, Back to Basics

BY PAUL NEWALL The memes about PC police are many and varied. The British police services have been jumping through hoops for a couple of decades to reinvent themselves as inclusive – embracing diversity. The online comedians have made hay with rainbow-painted patrol cars and epaulettes, with female officers being dry-humped at the Notting Hill carnival and some officers getting sent out for duty on … Continue reading Please, Back to Basics

Council Investigation Unit Needed

BY PAUL NEWALL Back in the days when I was eyeing a political career, I was sent on a couple of Labour Party day schools for aspiring local government candidates by my local Labour constituency association. One of the tutors was an incorruptible lifelong public servant who emphasised the importance of volunteerism, he’d been a town clerk while holding down a full-time job for decades. … Continue reading Council Investigation Unit Needed

Seismic Shocks Needed

BY PAUL NEWALL This month began with a seismic shock and I’m not talking about the LA earthquakes. Jeffrey Epstein, billionaire financier and convicted child abuser, was arrested for crimes that he had already been convicted of in 2008. At that time some people suggested that he had received a sweetheart deal having only pled guilty to one charge of child prostitution – receiving 18 … Continue reading Seismic Shocks Needed

Confessions of a Trot

BY PAUL NEWALL When I converted to Trotskyism, which bigly disappointed my moderate Labour-supporting father, I discovered two eternal truths: Firstly I found that I was constantly angry and dismissive of opposing views. I was right and anyone who disagreed with my sect was a class traitor with a false consciousness that had been brainwashed by the capitalist media. The second thing I discovered was … Continue reading Confessions of a Trot

Towards a British Constitution

BY PAUL NEWALL The First Amendment of the US constitution should be adored. Granted that when the original US constitution was written, it was fanciful and flawed. Slaves for instance were regarded as two thirds of a human being which wasn’t quite as racist as you might think being as there were as many white bond slaves in this era as there were black African … Continue reading Towards a British Constitution