Author Archives: Mike

My 2004 article on Tony Blair

by Michael Skywood Clifford This article was published in the Socialist News in December 2004. Arthur Scargill, the editor, published the second half of it*. Scargill said it [..]

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Time for UK to declare their independence?

Next week the people of the UK will have to make a decision to stay in or leave the European Union. Everyday on the media, British voters are [..]

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On the EU referendum

  By Michael Skywood Clifford The EU is already a failed project, but if we remain in, then over forthcoming decades things will get far worse. First, let [..]

Culture, style and the arts, Political

ON THE EUROPEAN UNION REFERENDUM

By Michael Skywood Clifford Why we should vote LEAVE at the referendum The EU is already a failed project, but if we remain in, then over forthcoming decades [..]

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The problem facing the UK Labour Party

By Michael Skywood Clifford   The Labour Party was founded on Methodism and Marxism, so the saying goes. The problem for Jeremy Corbyn and his left wing team [..]

Political

The Today Programme

I wrote this some time ago but I thought it was worth running again By Michael Skywood Clifford. An email from a BBC executive said that the BBC [..]

Culture, style and the arts, Political

Whimsical entertaining television

For the past few weeks I have been watching the television drama Father Brown, which has been on daily at 2.15pm on BBC1. This crime drama lasts an [..]

Reviews

Persona by Ingmar Bergman

by Michael Skywood Clifford Persona is a disturbing film. Its a visual feast and an uncomfortable journey. It's a bit like an-edge-of-your-seat, not-knowing-whats-going-to-happen horror film. It's remarkably simple [..]

Culture, style and the arts, Reviews

Hooked dangerously on technology

Protagonists of science claim that dire warnings about the future are essentially unpredictable. They quote the 19th Century futurist who said that by the middle of the 20th [..]

Culture, style and the arts, Modern life, Political

Street Fundraisers

I get quite annoyed by these charity people who approach me in the street for money. The problem is they won't take a donation for cash, but insist [..]

Modern life