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Tag Archives: London
Theresa May, Brexit and the lost imperial past of a Global Britain
Theresa May has flattered her party and she wants to seduce the public. Despite the harsh economic reality, she has offered a dream that re-imagines the UK’s imperial past as a bright future. Her post Brexit path is towards a … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, corruption, justice, public opinion, statesmanship Tagged brexit, foreign policy, inequality, London, poverty, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, United Kingdom Comments Off on Theresa May, Brexit and the lost imperial past of a Global Britain
A response to Matthew Scott on the Goddard Inquiry
Matthew Scott, hereafter Mr Scott, has written a blog on Justice Lowell Goddard’s resignation as the Chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). He explains in his opening paragraphs that the resignation is unsurprising. The Inquiry has … Continue reading
Jenny Jones, the MPS, and the search for better records management
On 8 January, the Guardian reported a claim by a police whistle blower that the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) had shredded documents illegally. The documents were reports on Jenny Jones who is a Green life peer which were held by … Continue reading
Police Surveillance: Are the Goddard Inquiry Survivor Groups a target?
Since 1968, the Police have used undercover tactics to infiltrate groups that posed what they considered a public order threat. Along the way, though, something went wrong. They began to put victims’ families under surveillance and infiltrate victim support groups. … Continue reading
The UK’s economic inequality is permanent
All societies have the problem of economic inequality. How they respond is an economic decision and a political decision. As a political decision, it reflects a regime’s approach to its citizens and the common good. The common good is both … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, Government, justice, public opinion, republicanism, statesmanship Tagged Boris Johnson, City Hall (London), City of London, Conservative Party (UK), Economic inequality, London, Member of Parliament, Tory, United Kingdom, United States Comments Off on The UK’s economic inequality is permanent
Mark Duggan, a lawful death, but was it just?
Mark Duggan was a bad man. Although not a martyr, did he deserve to be killed? Does anyone deserve to be killed? To deserve to be killed suggests an outcome of a process. The person has done something whereby death … Continue reading
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Tentative thoughts on Woolwich Attack
The events in Woolwich were horrifying for all those present either immediately at the scene or vicariously through media reports. A murder in broad daylight with such intensity and ferocity is rare in the UK. Beyond the horror of a … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Afghanistan, Boston Marathon, CCTV, London, Luxor Temple, middle-east, official inquiry, Takbir, Whitehall, Woolwich Comments Off on Tentative thoughts on Woolwich Attack
A response to Andrew Rawnsley’s article: the future of the UK economy
Rawnsley piece is on the borderline of demagogic rhetoric and spirited opinion and its good reading. He taps into the mood and in doing so, he displays the same problem as the financial system. He offers a lot of feel … Continue reading
Posted in local government, public sector, republicanism Tagged Economy of the United Kingdom, Federalist Paper, Government of the United Kingdom, London, Parliament of the United Kingdom, World Bank Institute Comments Off on A response to Andrew Rawnsley’s article: the future of the UK economy