Empire State of Mind
It is helpful to face and reconcile the past when trying to find a new direction in an increasingly competitive, multipolar world.
‘Wheels’ – a song still too relevant today
Forty years ago, Mark GB penned a song ‘Wheels’. It had an outing at a time in history which doesn’t seem out of place in a news piece today. What the song was about – the corrupt system of bankers, arms-dealers, corporations, ‘old money’ & bent politicians – is the same now as it was then.
Does anyone interesting live in London anymore?
As London has become a global financial hub and a real estate speculators dream, it has priced out the people who once made the city diverse, interesting and cosmopolitan. What happens to the arts if artists can no longer afford to live in the big smoke, or attend its increasingly elitist art schools? This week we’re on the road at Sunday Papers Live, talking with artist, Darren Coffield about the silent art exodus from London and asking: Does anyone interesting live in London anymore?
Deep State Lies: No Facts, No Evidence, Just Russia, Russia, Russia
The deep state and the perpetual war machine will do anything to provoke WWIII with Russia. Even if that means fabricating lies to bolster their position.
Why I won’t be on ‘Daily Politics’ again
When Crispin Flintoff was asked onto the BBC his cautious mind thought ‘this sounds too good to be true – and if it’s too good to be true then it’s too good to be true’.
Gods and monsters
Western liberal democracies may emphasise the separation of church and state, but in practice their attempts to control the population are similar to the pre-Enlightenment days where human nature was seen as unchanging, private property ‘natural’, and the power of Kings a fixed, grand purpose designed and ordained by God. Much like the industrial revolution resulted in a grand transfer of power from feudal landlords to corporate grandees, it is unlikely that the establishment will be able to control the forces which Corbynism has unleashed.
Minimal Effort: Opinions!
In which Sir Fancy Mammoth and Proletariat discuss absolutely-nothing-stop-arguing-with-me.