Jonathan Freedland thinks it’s time to call evil by it’s name – we agree

The ugly truth

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The roll out of the latest terror atrocities continues in the western media – devoid of context and analysis, deeper questions or any sign of guiding intelligence. Just tabloid shock-horror, largely unsourced “personal stories” of tragedy or heroism, and lots and lots of fear porn.

“Planes evacuating holidaymakers began arriving back in Britain on Saturday” said the Guardian today, as if Tunisia were now a war zone. It’s not, it’s a place where one man (now dead) shot 39 people, and while it’s understandable people want to leave, they do not need to be “evacuated”.

While this “evacuation” is going on, of course, David Cameron is chairing a meeting of COBRA and saying things like this:

These savage terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France are a brutal and tragic reminder of the threat faced around the world from these evil terrorists.”

Well, savage? – yes. Brutal and tragic?…

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Pass the S.A.L.T Bad boy Putin to buy himself some new toys.

MAD
MAD
MAD world we live in

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Vladimir with one of his toys.  Vladimir with one of his toys.

My regular reader will know that I am no fan of war,in any form.  There is no greater symbol of a failure of government than to send out its children to die.  Neither am I a great one for conspiracy theory.  There is no need to dream up nonsense, when merely studying the form of the Mainstream Media, and governments around the world veritably vomits a smorgasbord of corruption via a simple reading of multiple independent news sites.

Today, Vladimir Putin has announced that the West has nothing to fear from his plan to add 40 new ICBMs to Russia’s arsenal  At which point NATO accused him of sabre rattling.

Our media will be full of analysis, risk assessment,  and hyperbole about the dangers of despots in the Kremlin.  And to an extent I agree.  The greatest danger of nuclear weapons is not…

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New Labour are the Koka cola of modern socialism. #JeremyCorbyn can change that.

JC for PM

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Corbyn Distinct from the orchestrated “We love Ed” campaigns. Actual voters, rather than activists, have managed to get Corbyn trending on social media.

In 1997 I was a 24 year old, jaded by 18 years of Tory rule, and like many, desperate for a change, any change in government. 

Though I was a socialist, (a creed to which I remain tied to this day, unfashionable though it may seem), I was keen to see the Labour party under Blair take government.  It seemed that the Tories at that time were not only ideologically unsound, but also unfit to rule even by their own poor standards.

I’d seen Kinnock begin the Machiavellian deconstruction of the principles of the Labour party which led to Blairs New Labour project, and like many, been fooled into believing that this was not a change in ethos, but a rebranding of a socialist party by stealth. 

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