Young, ‘sexy socialists’ are also pushing Marxism back into the student mainstream,” wrote Samuel Fishwick for the London Evening Standard in May 2017. Yes, socialism is back on the map and it is no longer a dirty word.
If you think the Brexit debate is divided now wait until the NHS is sold off. Not only will we have a divided society, but we will also have a dying one.
Universal Basic Services definition: the provision of sufficient free public services, as can be afforded from a reasonable tax on incomes, to enable every citizen's safety, opportunity, and participation. Doesn't sound too bad , does it?
Populism literally means to speak out for the everyday person against the establishment. The municipalist approach to local government allows people a say in where they live. What happens if you mix the two?
Now is the time to put your vote to good use, rather than digging in and fighting with other Brits. Remainers and Leavers should back the Labour Party to fight the Far Right
Ending austerity, individualistic thinking and unstable employment must be the first steps to addressing the ever-growing epidemic of mental health.
Tony Blair said Brexit is sabotaging democracy. On some level you have to agree with Blair here, but his meaningless analysis of today's political picture in the UK lacks something: Self-reflection.
Spanish Elections 2019: How did it come to this? The campaigns finished on Friday and this will give people their traditional day of reflection, before they make their decision on the Sunday in Spain's most divided election in years.
Plaza Margaret Thatcher... in Madrid.
Yes, it is real, and ironically outside an abandoned bank.
“The protest continued well into the night down the main avenues of Spain’s capital city, all the while the people eating in these restaurants were being waited on by women who probably couldn’t afford to strike.”
Since 2017, when 40,000 women ascended on Madrid the 8th March has become a big date in the Spanish calendar. 2018 was when it really hit it off with millions of women striking in the first ever 24 hour strike. Housewives hung out their aprons, next to the Spanish flags, in solidarity with their fellow strikers. Here is why, in 2019, it is more important than ever.
The Centre Strikes Back The end of February was quite an explosive time within the Parliamentary Labour ranks and over the coming weeks, it’s going to get worse in the branch and constituency meetings. Many people thought that the centrist dads would have given up the game and gone and joined the new Independent [...]
Future Socialism- we need to look to the future to give home and help shape a world that we want to live in.
Worth a Read: Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism By Kirsten Ghodsee Bodley Head Publications If you think this is a story with steamy descriptions of Soviet spies turning capitalist men in the USA to spy for the Russian regime, or the story of woman’s liberation from the clutches of the Iron Curtain, it [...]
Why I don’t support a People’s Vote
Fascists are gaining ground in the south of Spain. How did this happen? It was always going to happen.
"The fascists are on the rise " scream the left and “Cultural Marxism is consuming our community " say the ultra right catholics.
Whatever your political standing, you cannot deny that Madrid is a city that likes voicing its opinion.
Even if you are an English speaker you can get involved. It's just knowing where to turn.
Royal scandal and claiming tax payers money. Isn’t Monarchy a bit dated for the 21st century?
Will the new law stopping the glorification of fascism help the left wingers stay in power or will the right win over the Spanish public's heart and convince them to put the past behind them?
Is society to blame for mental health problems?
Well it doesn’t bloody help!
Does Spain have a problem with racism?
24 hours no sleep and too much time in airports.
George Orwell went to Barcelona in December 1936 to fight fascism.
If you read Homage to Catalonia you may see the Ramblas very different.
With the ongoing failing Brexit negotiations. We are left the question what will happen after.
Will you be an economic migrant, expat, immigrant or political refugee after Brexit?
Labour International is a Constituency Labour Party and it has 3,600 members. The only difference- they don’t live in the UK
On the anniversary of the start of the Civil War, I take a look at what life under Franco was like.
Is the Far right on the rise in Spain and can we avoid it?
What is going on with Catalonia and why do they want independence? Is it the same as Scotland and are they really any different to the Spanish? Living in Madrid I am exposed to plenty of news, rumours, insults and praise for the region and its people, and I wanted to share and explore that [...]
When you say Costa del Sol you think of drunk Brits, and the more romantic of us may think of olive farms and flamenco. Well, this is only partly true. What about hundreds of Green houses? And Africans? Recently, I became aware of Norvara Media, a growing underground news channel that has a website, YouTube [...]
Just driving home What could be more Spanish than driving back from Granada; stopping in a no frills services station for a ‘Menu del Dia’ and then seeing one of the legendary black bull signs on the side of the motorway. Well, this was how my Sunday was going until my wife made a suggestion. [...]