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OPHI Lecture

An interesting take on the democratic process here from Nobel Laurate Professor Amartya Sen of Harvard University. The professor spoke at an event at Oxford University’s Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) in January. There is also a fair commentary

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Economics, History, India, OPHI, Politics

BBC

There is life in the old dear yet! On Thursday night Newsnight,the Beeb’s flagship current affairs programme ended the programme with an item on Tory MP Andrew Rosindell. He had tabled an early day motion in Parliament calling for the

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Humour, News, Politics, Tory Party, Westminster

Brexit

They said, bring back our sovereignty, our laws should be paramount, our parliament should be the only place to make laws, “TAKE BACK CONTROL” they screamed. But when the brexiteers get what they wanted they yell foul and blame the

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Posted in Brexit, Comment, Democracy, EU, Europe, News, Parliament, Politics, Sharing, UK, Westminster

Eurohood

I couldn’t resist this by Liam Kirkaldy  © Holyrood Magazine, especially the description of Nigel Farage as a cross between Napoleon and Captain Birdseye. With hindsight, it seemed inevitable that the EU referendum campaign would be decided by a badly

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, EU, Holyrood, Humour, Journalism, Politics, Scotland, Westminster

Scottish Election 2016

With the news media fixated either on Labour’s alleged anti-Semitism or the Tories European meltdown little light has been shed on the Scottish Parliament elections. So with thanks to Grayling Scotland herewith some thoughts. Amidst what by all accounts will

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Election Debate, Labour Party, Lib Dems, News, Politics, Scotland, Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, Sharing, SNP, Tory Party

Quotes

Quotes Chris Hedges “We have to grasp, as Marx and Adam Smith did, that corporations are not concerned with the common good. They exploit, pollute, impoverish, repress, kill, and lie to make money. They throw poor people out of homes,

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Economics, Politics, Uncategorized

Some Monday Thoughts

With thanks to –  https://twitter.com/AAAEmpathicAAA and https://jesiwagle.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/capitalism/

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