Entries by John Wight from 01/2012

Racism Remains a Cancer in British Society Despite Convictions in Stephen Lawrence Case

| Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Politics

It has long been said that justice delayed is justice denied, yet it would be hard to find anyone to agree with this sentiment over the convictions of...

Why Miliband and Balls Are Wrong on the Economy

| Posted 01.14.2012 | UK Politics

The capitulation of the Labour leadership to the austerity and cuts agenda of the Tories and right wing press was confirmed by shadow chancellor Ed Balls' recent statement that Labour would not reverse the cuts and would maintain the pay freeze within the public sector if they win the next election.

Muhammad Ali: A Testament to the Power of the Human Spirit

| Posted 01.17.2012 | UK

Muhammad Ali's 70th birthday is occasion for both celebration and sadness. Celebration because it allows us to reflect on the huge impact he has had on the world both in and out of the ring. Sadness because it seems more than likely that he won't be around to celebrate his 71st.

The Falkland Islands: Time for Britain to Depart

| Posted 01.20.2012 | UK Politics

The Falkland Islands constitute one of the last remnants of British colonialism, part of a history of economic piracy stained with the blood of millions who suffered as a consequence. The sooner this history is brought to a close the better.

No to a Cap on Benefits

| Posted 01.23.2012 | UK Politics

The latest hammer to fall in the vast experiment in human despair which the coalition calls an economic policy is a cap on welfare benefits of £500 per week per family. This is assuming it passes through the Lords, of course, which at time of writing is still to vote on it.