Tag: United Kingdom

The UK–Rwanda Refugee Deal: Modelling Fortress Australia

Unfortunately for those who still believe in the merits of international human rights laws, the Australian model, revised for European application, is bound to become ever more popular for populists and reactionaries. 

The Left’s Right Turn: Behind the media myth of neoliberal Blairite social ‘achievements’

Are UK Labour and other such subverted parties globally that are ostensibly of the Left still worth voting for?

“Freedom Day”: Thatcherism’s Last Gasp?

UK news reports say that many, perhaps a majority, will continue to avoid crowded venues even after ‘Freedom Day’. But of course that is of little use; a minority of 5 to 10 per cent letting rip is sufficient to turn these places into spreader hubs.

Brexit and After

7 Jul 2016

While many commentators have expressed relief that the financial dust has settled after the decision of UK voters to withdraw from the EU, there is reason to think they relax too soon. Certainly in terms of immediate effects the political shockwaves in the UK are catastrophic and any ‘solution’ for either of the main parties is likely to have a medium (and probably longer) term unraveling effect. On the one hand there is a basic…

Servitude for Students by John Holmwood

The moral crisis at the heart of the neoliberal university

Financialising the University

28 Feb 2014

by Andrew McGettigan