The lowly millionaires who are suffering from widening wealth inequality (video)


The statistical data and research on the economic and social effects of the chasm known as the wealth gap is clear and unequivocal. Widening wealth inequality between the richest and the rest of us is damaging the economy, hurting (and sometimes … Continue reading

The bedroom tax: how do we know that the LibDems don’t give a damn about the poor and disabled? Because soulless slimebag Danny Alexander said so! (video)


The Liberal Democrats weaselly attempts to distance themselves from a policy that could only have been enacted with their connivance demonstrates conclusively that this batch of politicians have no honour and should never be trusted with power again. Original clips © BBC / Channel 4 … Continue reading

With ‘poor doors’ you get to live in a great building in a great neighbourhood, what else do you want? Dignity? (video)


“Reformism in local government has a Faustian history, often involving shady deals, compromised principles and unexpected outcomes as much as successful attempts to establish social justice in cities. Play your cards right and you can, like Herbert Morrison’s London county … Continue reading

Wealth inequality madness: tax policy is made by the few for the few at the expense (and with the support) of the many (video)


Any time a politician, or any public figure for that matter, tries to discuss the subject of wealth and income inequality they are immediately castigated in the right-wing media as being engaged in “class warfare“. Even president Obama, who had … Continue reading

The FT’s take-down of Thomas Piketty is no Thomas Herndon moment (video)


Almost exactly a year ago, the core argument used by right-wingers around the world to justify accelerated budget deficit reduction, Reinhart and Rogoff’s “Growth in a Time of Debt”, was fatally undermined by Thomas Herndon, an economics graduate student, when he … Continue reading

When it comes to cutting the budget deficit, why do conservatives think tax cuts for the wealthy are different to welfare cuts for the poor? (Video)


It is said that what happens in the US happens in the UK shortly afterwards. This clip of the Daily Show shows US conservatives making the argument that it is ok to attack the incomes and the dignity of the weakest and the poorest … Continue reading

J K Rowling: we pay taxes in order to live in a civil society (video)


The UK is a great nation. I am not joking. Despite what you may have read in the Daily Mail, by and large, the UK is an advanced, civilised, law-abiding country and it is a wonderful place to be born … Continue reading

Thomas Piketty – Why we need a global wealth tax (video)


Jeremy Paxman discusses wealth inequality and a global wealth tax with Thomas Piketty author of “Capital In The 21st Century” on Newsnight (30 April 2014).   Video © BBC *********************************************** Wealth inequality and other things we don’t have to learn from … Continue reading

Wealth inequality and other things we don’t have to learn from America (video)


It is said that what happens in the US happens in the UK shortly afterwards. This clip of the Daily Show was broadcast in August 2011 and touches on many of the same arguments used by the Conservative Party in the … Continue reading

Lord Saatchi: Capitalism isn’t working (video)


Thatcher’s advertising guru Maurice Saatchi agrees that “capitalism isn’t working”, that Karl Marx may have been right and that the UK energy market is run by a cartel. Whatever next? Related articles If Robert Peston thinks that it’s time to stop … Continue reading

Irrational debate and a misinformed public: “Red Ed” – is it really “back to the future?” (video)


To any sensible person that has bothered to study a little modern world history, socialism in the sense of the Marxist philosophy, was a great idea but not a practical one.  In the UK, especially in the 1970’s, we had … Continue reading

Irrational debate and a misinformed public: things we don’t have to learn from America (video)


It is said that what happens in the US happens in the UK shortly afterwards. This clip of the Daily Show was broadcast in August 2011 and touches on many of the same arguments used by the Conservative Party in the … Continue reading