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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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 – March 2019 Updates

Latest update.  March Editorial: Paper TIGers.  The eight Labour MPs who resigned from the party last month, and formed themselves into The Independent Group, hope to wreck Labour’s chances of winning the next general election.  They want to prevent anything being done about the unfair accumulation of wealth and the squeezing of the needy.

From December 2018: News from France (Froggy), Parliamentary Notes 1 – Mrs May, and Parliamentary Notes 2 – Legal Position;.  Also Notes on the News: Bush Senior, the Vice President, They Shall Not Grow Old: They Were Stupidly Slaughtered, US Republicans – Make Hate, Not Love, Climate Change – Not Always Warm, But Mostly Worse, Climate-Change Extinction?  Or Hitler Plus?, Taiwan: Not Gayly Wed, Not Separatist, Ukraine Versus Ukraine, But Blaming Russia, From Brexit to Poxit?

Also everything for March 2018:  Editorial: Labour’s Poisoned Chalice; Parliament And World War One; FroggyNotes on the News; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier; Walter Citrine in the Soviet Union in 1925. Part 3; Letter from New ZealandEugenics; Parliamentary Notes; Listening to Italy.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 285 – March 2018

Labour Affairs – November 2018 Updates

Latest update.  November Editorial: The Troublesome 5%.  Outstanding Brexit issues.

From September 2018: News from France (Froggy), Parliamentary Notes, and  Notes on the News: Britons Voting For Their Own Suffering, Shed No Tears for Bomber McCain, Trump Guilt of Sex!, Fifty Years On From Russia Crushing Czechoslovakia, A Deadly Bridge In Italy, Getting Tough With Turks, Living In Peace, Another Suffering Minority, Brains Hurt?, Wrecked Syria, Sex Abuse Wasn’t Only Catholics.

Also everything for November 2017: Editorial: Corbyn On a Roll; Parliament And World War One: ; FroggyNotes on the News; New Zealand ‘Populism’; Zionism as the Abolition of Jews; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier; Parliamentary Notes; Listening to Italy; Poems: Disembodied Voices, Truth as an Illness, Mannequin as President.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 282 November 2017

Labour Affairs – October 2018 Updates

Latest update.  October Editorial: Catching the Mood of the Nation.  Labour’s Liverpool conference was a huge success.  Jeremy Corbyn was accepted even by his critics as a credible Prime Minister.  But Brexit remains a problem.

From July 2018: News from France (Froggy), and Parliamentary Notes.  Also Notes on the News: The Mid-Atlantic Sinks Beneath the Waves; Blame It On the Boomers?; In Praise of Authoritarian State Capitalism; Rights of Humans Just Like Me; Support Israel, Hasten Armageddon; Snippets; An Impossible Diet?; Going To Pot.

Also everything for October 2017: Editorial: Brexit Divisions; Parliament And World War One: German Prisoners; FroggyNotes on the News; Northern Ireland: Britain’s Responsibility; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier; Parliamentary Notes: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill; Listening to Italy; Poems: Now They’ll Go On About This For Days And Days, Of Tills And Pills, Tourist Class, Flag Of Convenience, But Not Like That, Now Why Did I Think Like That. Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 281 October 2017