Category: left

Mean

Mean has a number of different interpretations.  All of them apply to our current Coalition government (though surely not exclusively): Mean as in stingy – and this should help you understand a little bit better (were your understanding not yet…

The Left I want to see

Yesterday, I argued: The Welfare State is the way to make our society less inhumane.  It’s in our grasp – but it is a choice.  We can spend considerable resource on allowing the fortunate to further concentrate their good fortune…

Who is to blame for Labour’s left?

I had an exchange with Anthony Painter on Twitter today.  It got me thinking.  Especially his last couple of tweets.  First, referring I think to my criticism of the right’s stewardship of Labour for more than a decade: @eiohel But…

How to love Labour

Paul says the following today: Labour should be a boring party that chases votes around the centre ground. He then goes on to underline his point thus (the bold is mine): The job of the left is to drag that…

On empowering the poor

That’s the issue to hand, isn’t it?  How to empower the poor.  The right obviously believe that what the poor really need is a good kick up the backside; and according to such theses, we need, as a society, to…