This Week in The Guardian #5 – Coronavirus Special

26 April 2020 — Off Guardian

This week we discover that female leaders are better at beating viruses, that censorship is good for your health and that not all scientists are created equal

Our weekly feature rounding up the more shallow and vapid aspects of The Guardian‘s nonsense was one of the unnamed early victims of the coronavirus. When all the headlines are about the same thing, there suddenly seems little point in highlighting the silliest examples. Plus…there’s only so many hours in a day.

But now we’re back.

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BREXIT THE TRAGICOMEDY starring Johnson, the Emperor with no Mandate

15 December 2019 — theplanningmotivedotcom

[I think this is an important piece of analysis, as far as it goes. WB]

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In times of great disappointment and crisis, it is important to keep a level head, to analyse the situation coolly and calmly, and most importantly to extend one’s intellectual vision beyond the immediate. Johnson, the Tories and the media are all rejoicing in what they consider to be a resounding victory. Clearly, the capitalist class and their media united, that is as far as the façade of democracy would allow, around the narrative, that it would be better to have a hard Brexit than a Corbyn led government. Faced with the choice between a Brexit that would damage the economy, and an aroused and inspired working class, they obviously chose the former.

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Tory Conference: Priti Patel demonstrates Tory ‘law and order’ priorities

2 October 2019 — True Publica

Conference: Priti Patel demonstrates Tory 'law and order' priorities
Home Secretary Priti Patel has claimed that the Conservatives are “the party of law and order once again”, as she unveiled a number of measures designed to present the Tories as tough on crime. The home secretary continued: “As we renew our place as the party of law and order in Britain, let the message go out from this hall today: To the British people – we hear you.”

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As David Cameron resurfaces ‘Broken Britain’ disintegrates

16 September 2019 — True Publica

As David Cameron resurfaces 'Broken Britain' disintegrates
By TruePublica: David Cameron has no shame whatsoever. He has, cynically, come out of hiding – simply to promote his new book and make some money from an ongoing catastrophe of his making. For the last three years he hid from the political landscape he set fire to and finally pops up to say that he has ‘no regrets’. He even tried to shift the blame in an interview to publicise his book, where, according to him, Boris Johnson told him the Brexit campaign would be “crushed” during the referendum campaign. As if anyone took notice of Johnson in 2015, least of all David Cameron – a man who took no notice of senior civil servants or even the security services. But there’s more to come from his legacy of breaking Britain.

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Britain: lessons of the European elections – general election the only way forward By Rob Sewell

28 May 2019 — In Defence of Marxism

[Not a bad analysis except for its ambivalence over the role of the Labour Party in Labour’s debacle in the Euro elections but you be judge. WB]

As expected, the European elections saw a huge victory for the Brexit Party, which took 32 percent of the vote in Britain. This clearly reflects the frustrations of many people about the paralysis in Parliament and the failure of politicians to agree on a path for Britain’s departure from the EU.

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Britain: Theresa May resignation – let’s kick out the rest of the Tories! By Adam Booth

24 May 2019 — In Defence of Marxism

[This is quite a good summation of the mess the British ruling class have got themselves into over the Brexit BS as it exposes the undercurrent of reaction at the heart of British capitalism. WB]

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After three years of can kicking, Theresa May has finally run out of road. Giving a teary-eyed speech in front of Number 10 this morning, the Prime Minister announced that she would step down on 7 June. The race to succeed her will begin the following week. Then the fireworks will really begin.
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UK Government Collusion with Israel By Hans Stehling

2 March 2019 — Global Research

According to a 2009 Channel 4 Dispatches documentary, 50% of the then Conservative shadow cabinet were members of the CFI Friends of Israel lobby – (but now, that figure has risen to an estimated 80%).  The film also claimed that the pro-Israel lobby group were bankrolling the Tory party.  That was nearly ten years ago.  In the interim period the lobby has massively increased its influence within a Conservative party that has been in government during that period and the knowledge of that unsavoury relationship is a key driver of animosity against those in government and those in the general population who support this dangerous infiltration of foreign agents into both Houses of Parliament. (See this)

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