chris s

chris s

  • Commented on London Bridge
    The simultaneous crises of democracy in the US, the UK, and elsewhere in the developed world feel like enemy action. I'm going to disagree with our host and put this down largely to material conditions. This is a symptom of...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    "SOME of the early priviaisations actually worked ..." David Edgerton's latest book documents how a number of the privatisations were preceded by massive re-orgs to make their operations and cash flow better prior to privatisation....
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    The Milibands are secular Jews. (So am I.) I am convinced it got got pushed in the right-wing press because it was a useful dog-whistle: it told the Orthodox/Haredim "he's not one of us! He eats bacon!", while to everyone...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    "A rebellious pro-Remain faction who will vote for anything that softens Brexit and don't give a crap about pissing off racists by keeping freedom of movement. This is probably 100 MPs, but Corbyn never wants to call a vote where...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    "(*) I'm not convinced by predictions of immediate civil unrest. It took a lot of targeted deprivation and bad racist policing to bring us the sporadic localised riots of the Thatcher era. A spike in hate crimes as happened after...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    "Although the referendum was framed as advisory and limited to leaving the European Union, it was received as a mandate by the Conservative hard right and their hard-left opposite numbers in Labour" As a side note, various shades of soft...
  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    It's all very Futuretrack 5 - if you remember the Robert Westall book....
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