Cameron’s Tough Week Has a Long History

UK Uncut protest in London

Two brief observations on the offshore tax stuff: (1) Essentially, we have witnessed one of those occasional paradigm shifts where something that was previously tacitly accepted is now questioned. Like the post-Savile fallout made us look twice at the culture…

Autumn Statement: Osborne Fiddles While Rome Burns

Osborne's Autumn Statement

LEON ZADOK The public see Britain’s prosperity, less through the prism of a growing economy, and more through their collective experiences, their own circumstances. The latter will likely define Osborne’s legacy in politics. The positive outlook conjured this week, if…

Film Review: 45 Years (2015)

45 years

DANIEL PALMER 45 Years (2015) Director: Andrew Haigh Writers: David Constantine (short story), Andrew Haigh (adaptation) Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Dolly Wells, Tom Courtenay 95 mins Andrew Haigh’s sophomore feature, Weekend (2011), blended a grounding in social realism with contemplative pacing;…

Film Review: The Wolfpack (2015)

The Wolfpack

DANIEL PALMER The Wolfpack (2015) Director: Crystal Moselle Starring: Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo 90 mins When nothing tangible carries value, information is capital. On a daily basis we imbibe a heady cocktail of thoughts, feelings and opinions. Superhero…

An Unseen Death

Ahmed Dawabsha

BEN MORRIS The news that Riham Dawabsha had succumbed to her injuries in hospital two nights ago was not greeted with the type of nauseating moral outrage (Dacre, Murdoch, Desmond etc.) that was reserved for Aylan Kurdi the previous week.…

Time for Labour to Confront the Alternatives

Jeremy Corbyn

RABBIL SIKDAR “Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself.” Tony Benn like many on the left believed that social change came from social movements, the organisation of ordinary people, collectivising their…