Monthly Archives: October 2021

Kier Starmer, Michael Ashcroft, Donald Macintyre & perennial villain Jeremy Corbyn, meet in the pages of the TLS.

Political Cynic comments. The mendacity of The Times is always dependable: a review of ‘Red Knight, The unauthorized biography of Sir Keir Starmer’ by Michael Ashcroft titled ‘The mendacity of hope’ :Labour on the road back to electability’ by Donald Macintyre, his political credentials: … Continue reading

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Edward Luce acts as ‘Friend of Joe’ in The Financial Times ?

Political Cynic comments. Mr. Luce acting as ‘Friend of Joe’ was almost exhilarating. Or was it just his exposition of the politics of D.C., that acted as its simulacrum? That lobbyists are/were acting like the hyenas they are, hardly constitutes political revelation! … Continue reading

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Brussels vs Poland, in the pages of The Financial Times.

Political Observer asks a question. The opening paragraphs of this news report demonstrates the resolve of the E.U. and its commission president Ursula von der Leyen: The European Commission will take steps to punish Poland for challenging the supremacy of … Continue reading

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Gideon Rachman on Joe Biden’s ‘two-front war for democracy’.

Political Reporter & Almost Marx comment. Headline: Joe Biden’s two-front war for democracy Sub-headline: The US president’s domestic problems are hobbling his efforts to defend freedom overseas Gideon Rachman begins his latest essay with this sentence: ‘“Are We Rome?” Cullen … Continue reading

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Thatcherite @rcolvile loses his ‘faith in the state’?

Almost Marx … After last weeks column: Headline: At the Tory conference Boris Johnson bemoaned the lack of heckling. Well, it may come soon enough At my first Tory conference, in 2006, I was given a very simple instruction by … Continue reading

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Moqtada al-Sadr as political opportunist , in the pages of The Financial Times.

Political Realist comments. That the Anti-Imperialism, in the Islamic World, should embrace leaders like Moqtada al-Sadr, should come as no surprise. That the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, have ended in ignominious defeat, for an America, now utterly disenchanted, with the … Continue reading

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Jamie Diamon proclaims the viability of ‘Supply Chains’, with help from fellow ‘Globalists’, in The Financial Times.

Political Skeptic comments. Who better to proclaim the viability of ‘Supply Chains’ than the redoubtable Jamie Diamon? The Economic Utopianism of the twins of Globalism/Neo-Liberalism have experienced collapse, that date from 2008, with catastrophic consequences for ‘we’ lesser beings of the … Continue reading

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The Show Trial of Kristalina Georgieva continues, in pages of The Financial Times.

Political Cynic comments on this unfolding Political Melodrama! ‘The Show Trial’ of Georgieva continues in this newspaper. Yet even Luce’s Bill of Attainder lost what political force, it might have had, in its last two paragraphs. But what The Hegemon, America, wants … Continue reading

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Edward Luce on ‘the crimes’ of Kristalina Georgieva, or much ado about nothing?

Radical Socialist comments… Read just the first two paragraphs of Luce’s essay, or should it be referred to as his wan Bill of Attainder, against Kristalina Georgieva? Kristalina Georgieva’s alleged sins may look trifling to some. The IMF’s managing director … Continue reading

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The New Cold War, episode MDXIII: The Financial Times on the ‘expulsion of 8 Russians for spying’.

Almost Marx scoffs! Headline: Nato expels 8 Russians for spying Sub-headline: Maximum size of Moscow delegation to Brussels headquarters halved as east-west relations deteriorate https://www.ft.com/content/a3c24aea-8db8-44ad-bbc4-6acbb77a93da The New Cold War reaches one of its many denouements! NATO had once outlived its … Continue reading

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