Starmer and Corbyn — Seeming Relevant Versus Being Relevant

Corbyn and others
Image rights: Jeremy Corbyn, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Someone pointed out that the biggest lasting legacy of the Corbyn-McDonnell project, from when it ran the Labour Party, could well be its influence on Rishi Sunak and the Conservative government’s economic policy response to COVID-19.

The ex-leader and ex-shadow chancellor called for massive state intervention in the economy and…

A castle with a blue sky in the background
The Castle of Zafra in Guadalajara, Spain (one of the filming locations)

Beware there are spoilers here — though they won’t spoil Game of Thrones as much as the writers did with the show’s last episode.

Is there a TV show that has disappeared from our collective cultural awareness as quickly as Game of Thrones did? There were so many stories in newspapers and on websites, so many conversations in the office and the pub but now… no-one talks about it. It’s like it never happened…

British soldier on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day.
British soldiers on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day (public domain)

Britain was forever changed by the Second World War, though not as much as some countries like the defeated, annihilated Germany and Japan, nor the new superpowers that emerged from World War 2; a devastated Russia with its millions upon millions of dead or the United States which became an…

Donald Trump and Joe Biden

From time to time many…

Andy Higson

Psychology, politics, history, and moments of realisation and despair. There are attempts at humour.

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