That monument to British nationalism, Brexit, has just claimed its latest victim in the shape of Uber - not the company but its drivers, thousands of whom in London are now suddenly faced with the challenge of securing alternative employment in the most expensive city in Europe.
When the President of the United States counts among his key advisers an icon of the alt-right movement in Steve Bannon, a man who while editor of the far right website Breitbart published material that verily dripped in bigotry, you know that white supremacy not only continues to survive in America in 2017, it thrives.
If Dunkirk and the Second World War proves anything it is that European disintegration and nationalism is a disaster waiting to happen, one in which the working class is guaranteed to suffer disproportionately.
It is beyond clear by now that the BBC, to coin an overused phrase, is no longer fit for purpose. It is no longer a public broadcaster whose content is representative of society, but instead a repository of the very elitism, greed, and inequality that is suffocating us all.
The enemy of justice and decency in Britain is a Tory establishment who's own 'Day of Rage' is unleashed against the poor each and every day, with the consequences all around for those who choose to see them.
People have the right to go out and enjoy themselves without being slaughtered. It is a fundamental right that unites people in London, Moscow, Paris, and Damascus. Those who would seek to deny them this right are the enemy of humanity and must be regarded and treated accordingly.
If nothing else, the success of the Tories in turning us into passive spectators of the mass experiment in human despair they have inflicted on the most vulnerable in society should be foremost in our minds when we cast our vote on June 8.
The Tory dismissal of Scotland's right to hold a second referendum on independence in the wake of Brexit has only confirmed that for them Scotland is just another region rather than a partner nation within the UK. Corbyn's support for the denial of this right is not only a U-turn on his previous position on Scotland, but also reveals the same myopic vision of a Union that remains engulfed in a constitutional crisis of Westminster's own making.
With this in mind, surely a political priority for any future government must be to close these institutions down and reduce them to rubble. Indeed, nothing less than the survival of future generations depends on it.
Diane Abbott, just to remind folks, has never articulated her willingness to launch nuclear missiles, sanctioned a benefit claimant, attacked migrants, condemned people to the mercy of foodbanks, homeless shelters, or helped create the dystopia that passes for society in Brexit Britain. Yet, regardless, a media baying for blood has invited us to agree that she is evil personified...
British Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap general election bears all the hallmarks of a government in the throes of a ongoing political crisis in the wake of last year's referendum result to rip the UK out of the EU.
We have borne witness to betrayal, capitulation, and opportunism in equal measure. Indeed, as we get read to be dragged off the edge of this Brexit cliff, it is hard to gainsay the sage words of Scotland's national bard Rabbie Burns when arriving at a proper rendering of Britain's Brexiteers.
The indisputable future impact of Brexit on the Scottish economy - on investment, jobs, and on Scottish society - cannot simply be wished away in obeisance to an EU referendum result that has only succeeded in kicking over a constitutional hornet's nest.
The main drivers behind Brexit are not democracy and sovereignty but xenophobia and bigotry. As such, no self-respecting Labour leader should be doing anything other than resisting it with all his muscle and mind. How dare Jeremy Corbyn proclaim that we should respect this tawdry and squalid referendum result.
The left's capitulation to the right on the issue of free movement and immigration will be studied for decades to come. The latest political figure to throw his hands up in surrender to this reactionary Brexit onslaught is Vince Cable.
Nigel Farage represents all that is indecent in our politics and society, while Brendan Cox represents all that is decent. Sadly, as 2016 draws to a close it is Farage's Britain more than Brendan Cox's that find ourselves living in.
While Mair acted alone he was undoubtedly buoyed in carrying out his crime by the climate of bigotry and hatred of 'the other' created by peddlers of the politics of division and scapegoating in the context of a campaign on Britain's membership of the EU that shamed our democracy.
24/11/2016 17:22 GMT
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