Tag Archives: democracy

More in sorrow than in anger

Marx famously wrote ‘History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.’ In the case of the ongoing implosion of the Socialist Workers Party, the quote should be reversed. The collapse and fragmentation of the Workers Revolutionary Party in 1985 … Continue reading

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A small victory for our woodlands – and for innovative campaigning

As a retired furniture maker (though I’m still happy to take on commissions, I’m very good value, parties catered for) one might be forgiven for thinking that my interest in trees begins only when they are sawn into boards and … Continue reading

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Tony Benn on democracy

If you meet a powerful person – ask them five questions: What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid … Continue reading

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