The Battle Against The 1%

Plague Island’s Chancellor, Rishi Sunak – the main architect of ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ and the one who vetoed a ‘circuit break’ lockdown in September 2020 – unveiled The Budget for 2021 on Wednesday (3rd March). In it, NHS workers have are set to receive an insulting 1% pay rise. 1%. Let that sink in.Continue reading “The Battle Against The 1%”

Boris’ Adventures in the Land of Hope and Glory

(We have have already discussed Johnson as an Eternity politician. This article is a companion to that one). The first thing to remember is that Eternity politicians are generally Populists.  Boris Johnson and Donald Trump are Populist, right-wing Nationalists, who disseminate the myth of an ‘exceptional’ people as a marketing ploy to push their poisonousContinue reading “Boris’ Adventures in the Land of Hope and Glory”

Charity Begins at Home

It looks like austerity and the pandemic are really biting into the Prime Minister’s purse. His struggles are becoming more profound: first, he didn’t know how he was going to afford a nanny on his pitiful £100K salary for his latest child, Wilfred (thank goodness he wasn’t furloughed, otherwise he and Carrie would have neededContinue reading “Charity Begins at Home”

All Hail the Death Secretary

Without any hint of irony, the criminal who we have as Secretary of State for Health, the Rt.Dishonourable Matt Hancock, has appeared on Good Morning Britain today to say how we should be ‘thanking his team’, to remind us that we should be thankful to him as the head of that team. But only whenContinue reading “All Hail the Death Secretary”

The Truth is Not What We Signed Up For

‘The Commons may treat the making of a deliberately misleading statement as a contempt. In 1963, the House resolved that in making a personal statement which contained words which they later admitted not to be true, a former Member had been guilty of a grave contempt.’ Erskine May, Members deliberately misleading the House, Paragraph 15.27 (ErskineContinue reading “The Truth is Not What We Signed Up For”

The Name for What They Are Doing is ‘Social Murder’

There has been an editorial written recently in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) by Dr. Kamran Abbasi, who considers the actions of the UK government as ‘social murder’. It isn’t the first time this term has been used. It was first used by the philosopher Friedrich Engels in 1845, in his work The Condition of theContinue reading “The Name for What They Are Doing is ‘Social Murder’”

Brexit and the Eternal Boris Johnson

In our last note, Anti-History: The Politics of Inevitability, we discussed Inevitability Politics and started to outline Eternity Politics. This note is a continuation of that one. Here, we will talk about Boris Johnson as an Eternity politician, in the context of Brexit and how we think it would have played out if Covid-19 hadContinue reading “Brexit and the Eternal Boris Johnson”

Anti-History: The Politics of Inevitability

The end of Cold War signified to many people around the world that history was over. Or, as Francis Fukuyama stated in the title of his seminal book The End of History and the Last Man, it was a moment where the old arguments about political ideology ceased. The options of Communism or Fascism, of strongmen dictators had beenContinue reading “Anti-History: The Politics of Inevitability”

The Truth is Not Available for Comment at This Time: An open letter to Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson

Dear Beloved Leader, This letter is in response to your open letter to parents, carers and guardians of children, where you thanked us for the “great job” we’re doing home-schooling our children. This is much the same as you clapping for NHS workers, isn’t it? You know, where you make a token gesture, devoid ofContinue reading “The Truth is Not Available for Comment at This Time: An open letter to Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson”

Take it on the Chin

100,162 recorded deaths from Covid-19 in the UK as of today. 100,162 people dead: loved ones – somebody’s someone. These are lost lives, not statistics. We must never allow ourselves to become used to the unrelenting horror show that this is. How did we come to this? In March 2020, when it first became clearContinue reading “Take it on the Chin”