But the nasty secret about British aid is that, in reality, the subsidies are often going in the opposite direction because Britain deliberately trains far fewer doctors and nurses than it needs. It makes up the difference by recruiting great numbers of trained medical staff from impoverished countries where they are already in critically short supply.
Conservatives on both sides of the Atlantic love Britain’s monarchy because “royals” are emotionally potent mascots of extreme inequality and deference. There’s no reason this heinously undemocratic institution should exist.
In recent months the monarchy has been thrown into crisis, a symptom of the crisis of capitalism. First we had the proroguing of parliament, then Prince Andrew’s train crash interview and now the crisis of “Megxit.” Overthrow this feudal relic!
After Britain’s Labour Party suffered a staggering election defeat on Dec. 12, the party’s stunned silence has given way to infighting.Labour lost 59 seats in Parliament — in its worst election result since 1935 — and now its members are split over how to bounce back.
In the Dec. 12 general election, the U.K. must decide between a humane future or an ethnonationalist lurch toward the right.
I set out at dawn. Her Majesty’s Prison Belmarsh is in the flat hinterland of south east London, a ribbon of walls and wire with no horizon. At what is called the visitors centre, I surrendered my passport, wallet, credit cards, medical cards, money, phone, keys, comb, pen, paper. I need two pairs of glasses. More
The successful Leave campaign and the failure to negotiate an acceptable framework for Brexit have precipitated a crisis among Britain’s political elites that threatens the very foundation of British politics.
Alan Woods, editor of In Defence of Marxism, comments on President Trump’s recent state visit to Britain. With Theresa May stepping down, Tory leadership contenders have made a lot of noise about how Britain will ‘reclaim sovereignty’ and ‘take back control’ after Brexit. But the events surrounding Trump’s visit expose this as a complete charade.