Monthly Archives: December 2019

After Corbyn goes, the aspiration for public ownership must remain

Following the devastating loss for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party in the 12 December election, the Labour right has already been crowing about how the result ‘proves’ that Corbyn and “the far-left” were “toxic”. As the recriminations gather steam, there will inevitably be calls for the party to drop its commitment to renationalising the UK’s railway and utility companies. Progressives must stand firm in resisting such pressure. The evidence is overwhelming that public ownership is sound policy that enjoys strong public support.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under The Canary

A ‘work of art’ shows just how insane modern capitalism has become

To say that much modern art is pretentious, ostentatious, and ridiculously priced would hardly be saying anything new. But one certain sale at this year’s famous Art Basel Miami festival has plunged things to new depths of absurdity. And with economic inequality at record levels, it’s worth putting things into a broader social context.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under The Canary

The video of Labour legend Tony Benn that captures the spirit we all need to have right now

There’s one hard-hitting speech from left-wing Labour legend Tony Benn that we all need to rewatch right now. Because it captures the spirit that we so badly need, both today and every day from here on out.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under The Canary

As in the US, British voters face a stark choice between a gentleman and a rogue

As the UK goes to the polls on December 12, the two men leading the country’s major political parties could not be more different. One is a perfect gentleman; the other a perfect rogue. But something is seriously amiss. If this is the case, then how come the rogue is leading the polls and the gentleman is the undoubted underdog? The answer lies in the power structures of the mainstream media.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under The Canary