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Chatter #228 – Otto English on Creeping Authoritarianism and Extreme Polarisation In UK Politics

There have been several disparate but converging forces operating within the UK over the past few years – a creeping authoritarianism, increasing polarisation and politicisation, and the pandemic and all it’s associated problems. The issue for me is that too often the first two are dismissed as irrelevant due to the pandemic, when…

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Chatter #222 [Live] – Gavin O’Toole on Tory Authoritarianism and The End Of Boris?

Gavin O’Toole is a writer and editor with a long background at the UK’s leading newspapers, including eight years at the Observer, six years at the Financial Times, and six years at the Guardian. Has written for Reuters IFR, Al Jazeera, Guardian, Futures and Options Association, Markit Magazine, NACLA, Global Government Forum, Public…

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The Corona Timeline

We’ll be updating this periodically, and expanding it’s scope! December 31st China alerts WHO to new virus.  January 23rd Study reveals a third of China’s patients require intensive care.  January 24th Boris Johnson misses first Cobra meeting.  January 29th Boris Johnson misses second Cobra meeting.  January 31st The NHS declares first ever ‘Level…

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A List Of Alleged Conservative Lies, Corruption, and Incompetence

In a recent piece, we discussed the lack of consequences for corruption, lies, or incompetence in modern politics. We listed a few examples, but in an attempt to give context to our claims of corruption and establishment favouritism and nepotism, here is a brief (but not exhaustive list) of some of the scandals…

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A Second Snap Election Is Far From Inevitable

From almost the moment the exit polls were in, there have been calls from Theresa May’s resignation and a second election to be held. Their precarious confidence and supply deal with the DUP, the Grenfell Tower disaster, the cabinet split over austerity, and the heavy criticism of their handling of the Brexit negotiations…

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