Britannia Unhinged: 30p Lee and the Unbrits

Almost twenty years ago the Conservatives paid for a huge advertising hoarding outside City and Islington College’s sixth-form centre, saying on one side: “I mean, how hard is it to keep a hospital clean?” and on the other: “It’s not racist to impose limits on immigration”. At the foot of the poster, a question is […] Source

Repaying Westminster contempt in kind

After last Wednesday’s disgraceful scenes in the House of Commons when Speaker Lindsay Hoyle acceded to pressure from Labour leader Keir Starmer to trash Commons conventions and effectively to turn what was supposed to be an SNP Opposition day debate on a ceasefire in Gaza into a Labour Opposition day debate,…

Some of My Best Friends Aren’t Tories

Douglas Rooney on the rise of the brocast, the cringey podcast of the chumocracy and the ascendance of a weird new form of centrism. I work with a very nice American woman. She is hard-working, unfailingly polite and pleasant. However, we will never be friends. She is a Trump supporting conservative who campaigns for anti-LGBTQ+ […] Source

KNEECAP accuse UK government of trying to ‘silence’ them

The Belfast rap trio KNEECAP has accused the UK government of trying to “silence” them after it blocked a British Phonographic Industry (BPI) funding award.  The band have since instructed a prominent Kneecap: Belfast rap group take legal action after UK blocks grant – BBC News.  “On December 4th, 2023, our clients applied in their […] Source

Two words

On Wednesday MPs were due to debate and vote upon an SNP motion calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza describing the wanton slaughter of Palestinians by the misnamed Israeli ‘Defence’ Forces as collective punishment, which constitutes a war crime under international law. Starmer refused to support the SNP motion because…