“Freedom Day”: a very British self-deception

The new English Health Minister Sajid Javid has announced that on the 19th of July Boris Johnson will stand in front of the English people, barefaced, and proclaim “freedom”. England will remove all Covid-19 protections and let the virus circulate wildly at even higher levels: in other words “herd immunity” is back with a bite. …

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For the people of Wales, Thursday night served as final confirmation to an increasing number of us that there is no future for ourselves, and our children, within the structures of the British state. Alliances between our ‘progressive’ parties could have saved the day in terms of keeping the Tories out of our Parliamentary constituencies, …

The democracy killers

Back in October, following the prorogation of the Westminster Parliament, we were provided with a short, sharp account of the limits of British democracy on this blog – exposing the extent to which it falls short of the ideal and how open it is to abuses. With little over a week to go until the …

You can’t fix Britain

There was no coup d’etat. Nothing illegal happened. The British state is doing exactly what it was designed to do. In Britain’s unwritten constitution, there are no rules, only conventions. What Boris Johnson did certainly feels wrong. A Prime Minister from a party that hasn’t won an election in Wales since 1885, winner of an …

Boris Johnson can be defeated in Wales with radical democracy

You’ve heard it by now: some posh wanker has asked the Queen to suspend the Westminster parliament to push through a no deal Brexit. Even Philip Hammond is calling Boris’ move undemocratic. The UK is on fire, once again. Or rather it continues to be on fire but some Etonian has pissed petrol onto the …