Thank you to a great generation

MOST OF US who have reached middle age or beyond can look back to our younger days and think of a year which really set the course for the rest of our lives. In our late teens or twenties, what happened in a single year was often highly significant. Whether we started...

Love, politics, and Universal Basic Income

LONDON MAYORAL CANDIDATE Shaun Bailey recently said that if people were given a Universal Basic Income (UBI) they would spend it on ‘lots of drugs’.  This was widely reported. Less widely reported was the response of Dr Simon Duffy, speaking in the same meeting, where...

Review of ‘Green Burial’, by Martin Hayden

Green Burial by Martin Hayden. Published by The Garlic Press. Price £10. Many years ago I spoke to a veteran activist in the peace movement. When I asked him why he did what he did, he said, “It’s my love song to the world.” This book feels very much like a love song...

Lockdown, learning, and the Bedroom Tax

ALMOST EVERY CHILD under 11 in the UK has been born under a Conservative government. There are books to be written about how multiple Conservative policies have increased and entrenched disadvantage for children over the past decade, but as we enter a third national...

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