No need to panic or trivialise the coronavirus

When something as important as the outbreak of coronavirus happens, we are bound to encounter a lot of misinformation, deceit, and sheer nonsense floating about the internet, particularly social networks.

It is therefore vital to find appropriate sources of information. Continue reading No need to panic or trivialise the coronavirus

The only thing that matters now is how you vote

By now, everyone should know where the UK parties stand on the biggest issues, especially on Brexit, and what they claim that they would do if in government. If you don’t by now, good luck. It is true that Labour may not know what their or the position of their leader is on Brexit, but many people may be past caring. By the way, being neutral on such an issue is, curiously, both fairly logical and utterly spineless. Continue reading The only thing that matters now is how you vote

Here’s why pardoning the Catalan separatists might work for all

The events surrounding the ill-advised push for Catalan independence from two years ago and the subsequent fallout, culminating in street violence last week, have been distressing; for Catalonia, for the rest of Spain and certainly for some of us who live and work in Barcelona. Continue reading Here’s why pardoning the Catalan separatists might work for all

The Independent Group: good decision and good luck

The Independent Group is good news. Given how difficult the decision to leave their respective parties must have been, these are evidently honest, principled politicians who have put country before party. Continue reading The Independent Group: good decision and good luck

This Labour is awful. It does not deserve any progressive votes

Labour is a great British political institution. The party should rightly be proud of its achievements which have had enormous, game-changing impact, such as the establishment of the NHS, minimum wage and peace in Northern Ireland (achieved under Labour government), to name just a few.

However, the current leadership has been a disgrace on several fronts. Continue reading This Labour is awful. It does not deserve any progressive votes