Author Archives: Harry Paterson

London Calling

Image by Dr. Dunno Allow me to pre-empt some wearyingly predictable liberal condemnation heading your way. When the riots start be careful not to get trampled underfoot as liberals and reactionaries alike bolt for the moral high-ground. Watch out for … Continue reading

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Say No to the Poppy

The annual poppy stramash shows no signs of abating. Add the England football team to the mix and the temperature was never going anywhere but up. It’s clear that the poppy means very different things to people. My own position … Continue reading

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Orgreave: “The fact is that it was a set-up and it worked brilliantly.”

The Tories can whitewash and cover up with all the energy they can muster but the fight goes on. Please support the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign http://otjc.org.uk/ Here’s an excerpt from my book Look Back in Anger; the Miners’ Strike … Continue reading

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LabSpeak – A Guide To The Language of The Labour Right

1. ‘Sieze control’ – overwhelmingly win an election fair and square in the face of gerrymandering, rigging and cheating 2. ‘Hard left – traditional left-leaning social democrats who think the market might not always be correct 3. ‘Anti-Semitism’ – criticism … Continue reading

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Girl Power

I don’t usually like attacking those who are into ‘intersectional’ or ‘identity’ politics. In much the same way that new atheists are often simply providing a cover for Islamophobia and Western intervention, anti-intersectionalists are frequently looking for a left cover to … Continue reading

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Chilcot etc

Before proffering any comment on Chilcott, I’m mindful of David Osler’s typically dry observation of earlier today: “Prepare for a deluge of a 140-character opinions about a two million-word document nobody has read.” Well, quite. That said I did have … Continue reading

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With Friends Like These…

There’s plenty of justifiable criticism to be made of Corbyn, from those of us to his left, and most of it in terms of his actual politics, rather than the manufactured trash regarding his appearance, style and lack of ‘leadership … Continue reading

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