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Black Lives Matter thinks the weather is racist

Black Lives Matter thinks the weather is racist

Black Lives Matter UK’s protest against the climate shows how vacuous their movement really is “Today we are saying that the climate crisis is a racist crisis. On the one hand Britain is the biggest contributor per capita to global temperature change. It is also one of the least vulnerable to […]

by × September 10, 2016 ×

Capitalism, Leftwatch, Liberty

Why the socialist resentment of wealth is so wrong

Why the socialist resentment of wealth is so wrong

One of the most common world views I’ve come across in my time as an activist is the notion that wealth is a noun. The concept that wealth is something you can physically take from someone who has is it, and give it to someone who does not. This is […]

by × September 7, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

The Labour Party is a threat to democracy.
Its members must sack Corbyn.

Imagine you hired someone to work for you and they were dreadful at carrying out their duties. Well, there is always someone else willing to do a better job. Your government is much the same.   When the incumbents are doing a rubbish job, you can sack them. Britons sacked James […]

by × September 5, 2016 ×

Leftwatch, Liberty

Labour’s conference is only going ahead because of zero-hours contracts

Labour’s conference is only going ahead
because of zero-hours contracts

You may not have followed this latest saga, so let me explain: Last year the Labour NEC voted to boycott G4S, the usual provider of its conference security. This boycott is its own story of ridiculous anti-Israel sentiment within the Labour Party: the NEC voted to boycott G4S because it […]

by × August 27, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

Jeremy Corbyn and Donald Trump;
peas in a pod?

At a recent hustings event for the Labour leadership Jeremy Corbyn did something he does surprisingly often; he agreed with Donald Trump. When asked repeatedly whether he would provide military assistance to a NATO ally under attack by Russia, Corbyn refused to commit. Although Corbyn’s response was couched in the […]

by × August 21, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

How will the Corbynite revolution be funded?

Idealism can be dangerous and it is not always a virtue; especially in the mind of stubborn old school socialist who has barely altered his rigid ideology in forty years. So while thousands of socialists, idealists and naïve Lefties pin their hopes on Jeremy Corbyn and see only the benevolence […]

by × August 18, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

Seven ways feminists want to  have their cake and eat it too

Seven ways feminists want to
have their cake and eat it too

Third-wave feminists are well known for telling everyone how strong they are and then hiding behind special treatment provided under the guise of ‘equality’. Here are seven ways that the Member of Parliament for Shipley was absolutely spot on when he said that feminists wanted women to have their cake […]

by × August 17, 2016 ×

Leftwatch, Scotland

The SNP’s scathing attack on social mobility

The death of social mobility. Imagine the horror if one day you received a letter in the post informing you that you had secured a place at university. You are the first in your working class family to go into higher education and with three or four years of hard work, revising […]

by × August 9, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

Social media is a divisive echo chamber

Social media is a divisive echo chamber

By Stuart Maggs Don’t believe everything you read on Twitter Over the last few months I’ve been paying far too much attention to Twitter and Facebook, and it’s twisting my views of the world.  I read hundreds of posts a day, and every once in a while one or two […]

by × August 9, 2016 ×

Leftwatch, News

Modern-day witch hunts: Saying you’re not a
feminist is like confessing to worshipping Satan

If you don’t like Sex and the City then you’re dumb, I hate you, and you have no place on this planet. That statement is about as meaningful and useful as saying ‘I’m totally a Charlotte’, however, just change the words ‘Sex and the City’ to ‘Feminism’ and you’ve got […]

by × August 5, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

Owen Smith: The answer to the question  no one asked

Owen Smith: The answer to the question
no one asked

To see just how low the Labour Party has sunk don’t look at Jeremy Corbyn, look at the usurper the rebels have chosen; Owen Smith. Is that really the best they have to offer? He is a total non-entity with no personal charm whatsoever. His combination of smarm and Corbyn-lite […]

by × August 4, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

The Communist gulags should be burnt
onto the world’s conscience

Last night I watched the harrowing BBC documentary Gulag. It aired in 1999 and marked the first time on British television that the breath-taking scale of the Soviet Union’s crimes against humanity was revealed in all its horror. We are now all too familiar with the dispiriting and soul destroying tales and images of the […]

by × August 3, 2016 ×