Monthly Archives: March 2013

Blowing Bubbles

According to a family legend, I first went to Upton Park as a babe in my granddad’s arms.  I certainly remember going to West Ham when I was about 5 and from 8 or 9 until my mid-teens, I was a … Continue reading

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Hallucinogenic Housing

I’d like to be able to say something clever and considered about George Osborne’s housing stimulus package, but it’s very difficult to describe someone else’s delusions.  These drugs don’t work, they’ll just make things worse.

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Bedroom Farce

There’s a growing mood against the Bedroom Tax, the ill-conceived policy with the potential to cause the government serious damage.  The extent to which people are prepared to stomach or resist cuts is the crucial political question of the day.  So … Continue reading

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Strange Days Indeed

Most of the coverage of the SWP’s travails has made me want to cry.  Mark Steel’s blog  at least made me laugh.  As with the best comedy, it has a ring of truth and sadness, but I take issue with him on … Continue reading

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The return of class war conservatism?

An academic paper I had a hand in has recently been published in the journal ‘Critical Social Policy’.  The ‘abstract’ reads: The May 2010 election of a Conservative-dominated UK coalition government unleashed an unprecedented austerity drive under the auspices of … Continue reading

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