Tunnel Vision

“You can’t play politics with our prosperity.” With these words, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin tried this week to push the lid down hard on the HS2 debate.  You must do what corporate capital wants.  Or else.  It looks like we’re all in transition from evidence-based policy to policy-based evidence, and it’s a worldwide trend. It’s […]

Serfs For Sale?

“Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power.” Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack (1738) If you’re going to keep on repeating lies, the risk isn’t that others will start to believe them.  It’s that you’ll start to believe them yourself and end up trapped inside them. Thatcherites are now in that position, […]