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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

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

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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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Politics, Sharing

Austerity has Failed – Reblogged from The Nation

Reblogged from The Nation Global campaign group Avaaz organized this open letter to Angela Merkel on the back of a petition, signed by over half a million Europeans, demanding an end to the failed austerity program in Greece. Austerity Has Failed: An

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Posted in Austerity, Comment, Democracy, Economics, EU, Greece, News, Politics

The SNP – Challenges with Power

Originally posted on The Garden Lobby:
Now the SNP’s 56 have taken their seats at Westminster, the party needs to consider how it will use its greater voice, tackle the challenges of war on two fronts, and maintain a strong,…

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Posted in Comment, News, Parliament, Politics, Westminster
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