Owen Jones goes into the Lion’s Den | Tory Party Conference | Owen Jones

https://youtu.be/y_JDQinNE8w This week has seen overwhelming levels of smugness and [somewhat higher than usual levels of] vitriol present in Manchester as the annual Conservative Party Conference is underway. Whilst some less-subtle people, perhaps misguided, perhaps overwhelmed by the gravity of reality caused a bit of scene outside which undermined the legitimacy of the actual protests,…Read more Owen Jones goes into the Lion’s Den | Tory Party Conference | Owen Jones

Abracadabra! Britain’s political elite has fooled us all again | Aditya Chakrabortty | Comment is free | The Guardian

Bankers, bosses, selfish politicians; all are masters of misdirection. It allows them to escape blame-free Source: Abracadabra! Britain’s political elite has fooled us all again | Aditya Chakrabortty | Comment is free | The Guardian Last week I posted an article on a Green MP's opinion, and the acceptance of political narrative. Today's article makes an…Read more Abracadabra! Britain’s political elite has fooled us all again | Aditya Chakrabortty | Comment is free | The Guardian

The UK is the most unequal country in the EU | i100 (The Independent)

The Tory government has only just assumed power, and already Britain is the most unequal country in the EU. Source: The UK is the most unequal country in the EU Yes, a very short article - but a very direct point to make. I will say - perhaps in a stunning act of hypocrisy -…Read more The UK is the most unequal country in the EU | i100 (The Independent)

Greens blame Tory majority on Labour’s willingness to “accept the narrative of its opponents” | New Statesman

I wonder how many of us who are actively engaged in politics are kicking ourselves that we simply did not understand how he was controlling the campaign. Source: Greens blame Tory majority on Labour's willingness to "accept the narrative of its opponents" A follow-up on yesterday's post, again from the New Statesman, from a Green MP. I…Read more Greens blame Tory majority on Labour’s willingness to “accept the narrative of its opponents” | New Statesman

Don’t give in: an angry population is hard to govern; a depressed population is easy

Hours after the Conservatives were re-elected, the government looked at cutting access to work schemes for the disabled. You'd think they'd at least have the decency to bring some flowers before shafting the vulnerable, but no. Source: Don't give in: an angry population is hard to govern; a depressed population is easy If anyone's still…Read more Don’t give in: an angry population is hard to govern; a depressed population is easy