The campaign for Andy Burnham’s leadership seems dreary and wet. It’s really, really not.
Two US journalists were killed on live TV. What did the other journalists do? Have a field day.
Daily Mail publishes racist cartoon. Are we surprised? No. And that’s worrying.
The Past Historians tells us to learn from the mistakes of the past. Every repetition of that bromide covers up how selectively we see the past. In 1983 the Labour Party limped in second place at the general election, ruined in part by a swathe of its right breaking away to form what would later become the Liberal Democrats and …
We’ve invented a nice, cutesy term for a horrible, vicious reality. And we need to stop.
Solidarity is great, right, but you’ve got to actually mean it. Like the cruciatus curse. Right? Right.
I’d feel sorry for the Blairites if their plight weren’t so damned funny.
We seem to care more about vague cultural icons than actual people.
Never stop trying.
Please stop saying that anything you find vaguely uncomfortable is “Orwellian”.