Lee Anderson has to be called out as a racist
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by Richard Murphy
19h ago
It’s been a long week. It’s also a cold morning, but I will be out, binoculars around my neck, soon. However, I could not ignore this in the Guardian this morning: Speaking on GB News, [Lee] Anderson said of Khan, the first Muslim mayor of London: “He’s given our capital city away to his mates. “I don’t actually believe that the Islamists have got control of our country, but what I do believe is they’ve got control of Khan, and they’ve got control of London.” I have watched the video. This was blatant Islamophobia from Anderson, who is a Tory MP. It was worse from Tim Montgomerie the night b ..read more
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The energy price cap should, taking raw material costs and general inflation into account, now be about £1,400 a year, but is actually going to be £1,690. The difference is exploitative profit being extracted from us by energy companies.
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by Richard Murphy
2d ago
Much fuss is being made this morning about the fact that the UK energy price cap is being reduced by approximately 12% to £1,690 per annum for a typical dual-fuel household. This will save approximately £200 a year for those households. The trouble is that the remaining price is totally exorbitant. UK gas prices have moved as follows over the last five years: You will note that the price is now back to levels last seen in 2021. You will also note the trend in those prices, which is that they are still moving downward. This table indicates movements in the UK household energy price cap over th ..read more
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We really do need to wake up to the fact that theocratic fascism is threatening us all
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by Richard Murphy
2d ago
I tried to summarise what follows and then decided to share it as it was written by Heather Cox Richardson because nothing I could say could add to it. I offer it as an admiring promotion of her free, family, newsletter,  'Letters from an American', to which you can subscribe here: The Alabama Supreme Court on February 16, 2024, decided that cells awaiting implantation for in vitro fertilization are children and that the accidental destruction of such an embryo falls under the state’s Wrongful Death of a Minor Act. In an opinion concurring with the ruling, Chief Justice Tom Parker declar ..read more
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What is wrong with wanting a better world for those who are suffering?
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by Richard Murphy
2d ago
I am sickened by the reaction to events in parliament this week. I am appalled that those who want a ceasefire so that a civilian population is not collectively punished for matters over which they have no control are being blamed as if they are the terrorists. I am sickened that Labour is claiming a victory when it partook in shoddy parliamentary practice. I am appalled at the attitude towards Scottish politicians by those Zionists who claim to hate prejudice but are more than willing to display it against anyone who has the temerity to want to govern their own country that is currently subje ..read more
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We desperately need a Green New Deal and our power elites would rather ignore that fact
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by Richard Murphy
2d ago
As the Guardian's morning comment newsletter says in its introduction this morning: Houses in the UK are some of the oldest and least energy efficient in Europe. A new report by Friends of the Earth and the Institute of Health Equity found that 9.6m households are living in cold, poorly insulated homes. These households also have incomes below the minimum for a decent standard of living, meaning that they cannot afford to install double glazing or insulation, for example, to make their homes warmer. The analysis comes just weeks after the Labour party U-turned on a key cli ..read more
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Tonight at 8pm
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by Richard Murphy
3d ago
Every Doctor - which campaigns on NHS issues and most of whose many members work in that organisation, put the following out this morning. You can come along if you sign up to Every Doctor.  TONIGHT Online event with the brilliant Richard Murphy, 8-9pm. We have a really important event happening this evening, between 8-9pm. I’m going to be interviewing Richard Murphy about his work, about what politicians are telling us about public services, finances and debt, and why we need to understand all of this in order to demand better from our politicians. Finances c ..read more
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After the debacle of last night, Labour look like grubby power-grabbers intent on achieving their personal goal of office irrespective of who or what is harmed as a consequence
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by Richard Murphy
3d ago
Let me summarise what I think happened in the House of Commons yesterday. The SNP tabled an opposition day debate calling for a permanent ceasefire in Gazza. It is the second time that it has done this. The sentiments that it expressed, I very strongly suspect, reflect those of the vast majority of people in the UK, leaving all politics aside. Labour's leadership, who had enjoyed many opportunities to table their own motions on this issue at almost any time they chose, were horrified at the prospect of this motion being put before the House because they knew that many of their own MPs would wi ..read more
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The UK’s education system is aberrational in the interests of permitting private sector profit. Why do we put up with that?
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by Richard Murphy
3d ago
I have just noticed a new report published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development ('OECD') in January this year on the relative roles of state and private education in OECD member states. This report makes it clear quite how aberrational the UK system is. This is the table of initial findings: You will note that the UK is the outlier on the left-hand side of the chart, with the majority of education in this country being provided by what the OECD considers to be private-sector educational institutions. I was, like I suspect many readers of this blog will be, surprised by ..read more
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Starmer is high in the pantheon of charlatans who have sought high office in this country
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by Richard Murphy
3d ago
The true story of what was behind yesterday's debacle in parliament is made clear in an article in The Guardian: The reality is that Starmer will not condemn Isarael's action in Gaza and wants to perpetuate their right to collectively punish the Palestinian people of Gaza, contrary to international law. The fact is that the vast majority of people in this country do not like what he is doing. They are protesting. Labour MPs do not like the right to protest, as the Labour leadership has made very clear by offering its support to the government in crackdowns on the right to protest. Worse still ..read more
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How long will it be before Labour does a U-turn on its promised reform of workers’ rights?
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by Richard Murphy
3d ago
One of the few remaining vaguely radical policies to which labour is supposedly committed is the reform of worker's rights. This is from the front page of The Timed today, via Twitter: Is there any great surprise that business does not like what Labour is suggesting? Will there be any more surprise when Labour caves in, as it surely will ..read more
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