Entries by John Wight from 10/2012

Ed Miliband's Speech: Blairism Redux

| Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Politics

What Miliband's speech outlined for the conference delegates and the country at large was reheated Blairism, confirming that in the struggle for the soul of the Labour Party after his election as leader of the party in 2010, the Blairites have won.

The Ideas for Which Che Guevera Gave His Life Continue to Inspire Millions

| Posted 10.08.2012 | UK

On 9 October 1967 Ernesto 'Che' Guevara was executed by a Bolivian army officer at the end of his ill-fated attempt to foment revolution throughout Latin America.

Nationalise British Gas

| Posted 10.12.2012 | UK

The announcement by British Gas that it is putting up its prices by 6% this winter is tantamount to a death sentence for many of the most vulnerable i...

Seumas Milne's 'The Revenge of History'

| Posted 10.16.2012 | Huffington Post

George Orwell famously wrote that with his work he was striving to make political writing into an art. Precious few political writers and commentators have managed to achieve this objective in the decades since Orwell's death more than half a century ago. One who undoubtedly has is Seumas Milne.

Is the SNP's Vision of an Independent Scotland a Progressive One

| Posted 10.18.2012 | UK Politics

As things stand, the shadow cast by the SNP and Salmond over Scottish independence is so great it is hard to conceive of another party or vision challenging its dominance in an independent Scotland post-referendum.

Rio Ferdinand is not Some Recalcitrant Slave who Needs to be 'Dealt With'

| Posted 10.21.2012 | UK Sport

Racism is of course not solely a football problem. It's a societal problem of which football is its most public symptom. This is why it is so crucial that when it emerges in the game it is dealt with seriously and without any attempt at equivocation or sympathy towards those guilty of propagating or normalising it.

Hunting the Poor - The Tory Bloodsport of Choice

| Posted 10.28.2012 | UK Politics

This latest attack on recipients of housing benefit and the born and unborn children of the poor are merely the latest in a wider and continuing class war, unleashed when this coalition government came to power in 2010.