Category Archives: Political

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On the UK government sending depleted uranium to the Ukranian military

To the Editor, the Hinckley Times 26 April 2023 This letter was NOT published. Dear editor, I want to say how appalling it is that the British government [..]

Political, Religious and philosophical

Will Ursula von der Leyen be forced to resign, and will her deeds be investigated?

Europe has been rocked by large-scale protests over the last few weeks, and many politicians and media organizations in the EU see this as a reflection of public [..]


Why is the British government supporting a regime that breaks international law and bombs a nuclear power plant?

by Michael Clifford Letter to the editor of The Hinckley Times, 31 August 2022 Can anyone believe our government could support a government that would bomb a nuclear [..]


Zero emissions?

by Michael Skywood Clifford   Zero emissons? A vacuous and implausible slogan from Glasgow. This sounds like there will be no waste whatsoever, and yet what form of [..]


How top Labour officials plotted to bring down Jeremy Corbyn

By Jonathan Cook Published in Middle East Eye The findings of a leaked, 860-page report compiled by the British Labour Party on its handling of antisemitism complaints is [..]

Culture, style and the arts, Guest writers, Political

Letter to Sir Keir from a newly resigned member of the Labour Party

by Bronagh Wilson

Guest writers, Political

Julian Assange Hearing – Your Help Wanted

Here is a list of things you can do to help. Everyone can do at least one of these. 1) Put 18 May firmly in your diary. The [..]

Guest writers, Political


By Craig Murray Woolwich Crown Court is designed to impose the power of the state. Normal courts in this country are public buildings, deliberately placed by our ancestors [..]

Culture, style and the arts, Guest writers, Political

He is a hero, not a villain

From British Journalism Review by Peter Oborne Why are leaks about the British ambassador to Washington a matter of press freedom and leaks from Julian Assange a matter [..]

Guest writers, Political

On watching the TV news agenda

by Michael Skywood Clifford Dramatic : striking in appearance or effect, attention catching. The media is aware of the definitions of drama. Drama is often based upon conflict, [..]