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Tom London
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Thomas Paine: champion of the common man “The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.”  - Thomas Paine If the writer Thomas Paine, who died in 1809, were alive today, in the age of Trump, he would be a brilliant, unc...
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A new kind of politics: a practical proposal to help the many and not the few set the political agenda and hold power to account.
All is not well with democracy in the UK. I propose improving it by letting a far wider range of people into the centre of the political process by means of a new programme – on TV or YouTube - on which party leaders would meet one-to-one with representativ...
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Libya 2011 makes the North Korea problem significantly more difficult now
The current confrontation over North Korea's nuclear weapons is probably the most serious such crisis since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Unlike in 1962, when the two main actors John Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev could be expected to act rationally, th...
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Let the many and not the few set the agenda and hold politicians to account
Many would agree that all is not well with democracy in the UK. One way to improve our system would be to let a far wider range of people set the national political agenda and hold leading politicians to account. I propose doing this by means of a new progr...
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Six facts the commentators ignored when they wrote Corbyn off
The day revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, 14 July 1789, King Louis XVI wrote in his diary a single word to record the day’s events - “Rien”. Sometimes, there can be a profound disconnect between elites understanding of their own society and the reality....
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Cognitive Dissonance, Corbyn and the Labour big beasts
Cognitive dissonance occurs when someone is presented with evidence that a pre-existing belief is wrong. Holding two contradictory thoughts in your head at the same time is upsetting, even painful. People naturally seek to resolve cognitive dissonance as qu...
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Why I would like to see Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister
Some weeks after Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the Labour Party - for the first time - in September 2015, I went to a meeting in Harlesden, north west London, called to consider setting up a branch of Momentum, an organisation that supports Corbyn’s a...
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The fundamental issue at the election is a moral one
On 5 July 1945, the great war leader Winston Churchill was, against all expectations, decisively beaten at the polls by his Labour opponent Clement Attlee. The Labour manifesto in 1945 laid out an unashamedly Socialist vision for the UK and by the time the ...
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Percy Bysshe Shelley and the Guardian
Jonathan Freedland is a senior commentator at the Guardian. In one of his tweets early in the election campaign he asked, derisively, if “Corbynistas” (a term of abuse) knew that the Labour slogan “For the Many, not the Few” was originally a Blairite slogan...
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UK’s National Debt - both a Tory failure and a media failure. Some questions.
Consider these two facts. When Cameron and Osborne came to power in 2010, the UK’s National Debt was  £979 BILLION, which amounted to 65% of GDP.   The latest figures, which are for 2016, show that the UK’s National Debt was then  £1.73 TRILLION, which amou...
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