Remember Me…

It is enough.
I have held the Saviour, the hope of all peoples,
In the warm embrace of my arms.
It is enough.

I have seen him,
My faith has impressed Jesus on my heart;
Now I wish this very day
To depart from here with joy.

Taking Stock In The Season Of Mists

We have had a glorious summer. Going back through the photos on my phone, picture after picture shows a dazzled world: clear blue skies; smiling, tanned friends; sunlight lancing through rich green foliage or glinting, blindingly off sea or lake. Tia, the golden dog, features in many of them, and she, as much as any […]

Realistic Hope For A Better World

Anything I say about this speech would be inadequate. It is sublime. Watch it, read it, remember it. CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Emily Thornberry MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, speaking at Labour Party Conference today, said: Chair, Conference, it’s a privilege to be opening this debate on behalf of my good friends Nia Griffith and Kate […]

Thoughts In Conference Week

A few weeks ago, it would have sounded realistic to say that Labour was bogged down in internal process and losing momentum, at least if you only read the Guardian or listened to the BBC. In fact, that has never been the case: the membership figures continue to grow and several of the ‘issues’ on […]

A Polemic About Social Media And Political Campaigning

The sight of large chunks of a socialist party beavering away, providing free labour to create content for a few American monopolist corporations fills me with despair. It is as if the Chartists had had their discussions about citizens’ rights in the tearoom of the House of Lords. In the light of what we know about how Facebook played (or, as they claim, were played, during) the last American presidential election, we should understand that they have worked out how to neutralise justice movements’ energy and commitment. They want to keep you happy, yes; that is why there are cat videos, but angry people click as well, and division is incredibly easy to sow, if you know where to lay the seeds, and you own the field.

Tory In The Raw

Letter to Esther McVey MP The Link above is from Pride’s Purge, a satirical blog that is doing what British media, on the whole, fails to do by looking the sheer evil of the British establishment in the eye. I’ve embedded the letter at the end of this post. Esther Mcvey is a horrible, Thatcherite […]