September 2019 Updates

Labour Affairs Latest update.  September Editorial: Brexit Regardless Of Suffering. .

From June 2019: News from France (Froggy), and Parliamentary Notes.
Also Notes on the News: Crouching Huawei, Falling Apple, ‘Please Copy the USA’s Failure’, Xi: Unity is Strength, The End of Britain’s Iron Age?, China Now, India Next?, Free Only If Faceless?, Populism – ‘Scorn the People’ fails, Come fly with me and die with me?, What Next Without May?, More Government Needed, Executive Drug-Pushers.

Also everything for September 2018: Editorial: Democratic Reforms; Parliament And World War One; FroggyNotes on the News; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldierLabour’s Code of Practice on anti-Semitism; Letter from New Zealand; Parliamentary Notes; Listening to Italy; Corbyn, Labour and anti-Semitism by Mark Cowling; Reply to Mark Cowling by Brendan Clifford; An Appeal to Labour’s NEC by the Brecon & Radnor Constituency Labour Party about anti-Semitism; Labour’s Defence Policy by Christopher Winch; New Labour undermined the NHS  by Peter Brooke (part 1); Poems: Gaza; Gaza City 7th August 2014; Gaza On My Mind.
Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 290 – September 2018

In Addition

Scans of magazines from 1989 to 1991.

A brief description of the latest Problems, The West Fails in Five Civilisations.  This will be print-only till the 3rd quarter of 2020.

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July 2019 updates

Problems 35Balfour on Cobden and Progress now on this site.  Also available as a PDF, Problems 35 – Balfour on Cobden and Progress

Latest update.  July Editorial: Boris Johnson: A Fearful Choice.

From May 2019: News from France (Froggy), and Parliamentary Notes.  Also Notes on the News: Boeing, Going, Gone?, Huawei – Panic Over Better Products, Climate Change as Negligent Genocide, Saddam’s Ghost in Sri Lanka, Farm Poverty, Don’t worry, it’s only an earthquake, What Should We Fear?, Ukraine Opts for a Jewish Joke
Also everything for July 2018:
Editorial: Funding the NHS (the sudden discovery of a ‘Magic Money Tree); Parliament And World War One; FroggyNotes on the News; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier; Letter from New Zealand; Parliamentary Notes; Listening to Italy; Review of Pinker’s ‘Enlightenment Now’; Poems: The Sad Sands of Rafah (a sonnet); Another Death Another Shekel; Fear.
Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 289 – July / August 2018

Labour Affairs – June 2019 Updates

Latest update.  June Editorial: May as Victim of Brexit.

From April 2019: News from France (Froggy), and Parliamentary Notes.  Also Notes on the News: Climate – A Witch’s Brew; Britain: Mild Warmth and Gross Inaction; Zionism – All Loyal Jews Must Join a Sinking Ship; Snippets; Reform and Perish!; Boeing’s Nose-Dive; Brexit.

Also everything for June 2018: Editorial: The Resignation of Ken Livingstone; Parliament And World War One; FroggyNotes on the News; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier; Letter from New Zealand; Parliamentary Notes; Listening to Italy.
Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 288 June 2018

Labour Affairs – May 2019 Updates

Latest update.  May Editorial: Anger And Betrayal: The New Politics.  No agreement yet on Brexis.

From March 2019: News from France (Froggy), and Parliamentary Notes.  Also Notes on the News: Vote for Cheese, Get Chalk, It’s a Silly Overclass, Europe Flourishing Without Britain, Forgetting Yugoslavia, Weather, Feed the Rich, Kill Off the Old, Uncontrolled Social Media, Hungary Values Itself.

Also everything for May 2018: Editorial: Labour And Antisemitism; 2nd Editorial: What Should Labour’s Foreign Policy Be?; Parliament And World War One; Notes on the News; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier; Parliamentary Notes; Listening to Italy; “Tunbridge Wells has a Drugs and Murder Problem” (false accusations that Labour has an Antisemitism problem); Brian Behan Remembered (Communist building-worker and militant); Tax Evasion by the Rich (Paradise Papers); Missile strike against Syria(No Froggy, New Zealand or Poems this month.)
Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 287 May 2018

The Soviet Fall and the New Right Failure

Problems 34: Freedom as Misunderstood by Liberals

  • How Gorbachev Wrecked the Soviet Union
    • Looking at how the man messed up.
    • A reminded that the Soviet Union worked well in the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Notes on Asocialism
    • People go wrong by imagining themselves as autonomous individuals who could and should exist independently of the wider society.
    • How the New Right took advantage of moral uncertainty following the radical and necessary changes demanded by 1960s radicals and protestors.
    • Why the unregulated internet is not an answer.

Also available as a PDF, Problems 34 – Freedom Misunderstood

Labour Affairs – April 2019 Updates

Latest update.  April Editorial: The Last Throw Of The Dice?  Mrs May ignores mass protests in favour of a fresh vote.  Just as protests in 2003 at the planned Iraq War were ignored.

From December 2018: News from France (Froggy), and Parliamentary Notes.  Also Notes on the News: State Aid: Bad for Everyone Except Me, Socialist Failure?, Feed-the-Rich Economics, The Last March of Donald Trump, A Man, a Plan, an Abomination – Venezuela, Dams Damned.

Also everything for April 2018: Editorial: Rush To Judgement  (Nerve Gas Attack); Parliament And World War One; FroggyNotes on the News; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier; Parliamentary Notes; Letter from New Zealand; Boris Johnson and the alleged Russian Nerve Gas Attack; The Wapping Dispute of 1986 (Print Workers); Poems: Eunuchs United; The Inklings Of Whitehall.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 286 April 2018