"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced" - James Baldwin
Sunday 16 August 2020
A very British coup
will never allow you to rule” Theresa May to Jeremy Corbyn in the
House of Commons, 5 July 2017
is impossible to put an exact date on the British coup. Universities
have not been raided and leftists have not been imprisoned as
happened in Greece on 21 April 1967. There has been no killing of a
UK Salvador Allende and no UK musician has had his fingers chopped
off as happened to Victor Jara in Chile on 11 September 1973.
Political prisoners have not been dropped into the sea as
happened in Argentina every Wednesday for two years from 24 March
The British, perhaps more correctly the “English",
are more subtle and more effective. For there has been a coup, but
carried out without soldiers having to leave barracks, without politicians being murdered, without
university raids, without the torture of sngers, without the need for helicopter drops over
How has it happened?
Our Allende has been removed, not by physical assassination, but by
The possibility of even a mildy reformist Labour government has been
removed by the actions of the Party’s own parliamentary representatives
and by its own party HQ staff.
Both major political parties are back together again in shared
neo-liberal orthodoxy, with oppositionists expelled or left
it’s been announced that Tom Watson, Assassin-in-chief in the House
of Commons has been nominated for a peerage by Sir Keir Starmer. He
will be joining Iain McNicol, aka Baron McNicol
of West Kilbride – Assassin-in-chief
when General Secretary of the Labour Party.