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April 25, 2020

For Government in recent times , justification for policy change has been a new public demand for action; particular this has been the preferred  when potentially  unpopular by if enacted decree. So it was not Science but the Premier League decision that symbolised Civ...

January 29, 2020

Postnational Memory, Peace and War: Making Pasts Beyond Borders, by Nigel Young published by Routledge is now available through Taylor and Francis: see details below.

The book was successfully launched on 17th January at Conway Hall, Holborn, London. Thanks to all...

December 27, 2019

Some thoughts:

1. The election result did not prove a mandate for BREXIT as Boris Johnson claims. Only about 47% of the votes cast were for clearly BREXIT policies (BBC l3th December). The other 53% were for either clearly REMAIN (20%); or for a people’s vote/second re...

December 22, 2019

Dear Jeremy,

You will continue to play a central role in the Socialist movement in these islands and in Europe. You  have broken new life into a campaign to create a fairer society, and to balance private and public sectors of the economy. You have, with John McDonnell,...

October 7, 2019

In a situation where damage to our social and political fabric has now become even more of a threat than the actual issue which has divided the country for too many years, the question of “damage limitation” becomes paramount. But making a profoundly important decision...

March 22, 2019

The Labour Party has been a party wedded to fighting for the truth since its birth, even when
both are unpopular. From its foundation it has always been internationalist, even when
patriotic fervour ruled the day. The founders from Kier Hardie to Ramsay MacDonald all

January 21, 2019

 To promote internationalist and progressive democratic possibilities, it is essential that the campaign to stay in the EU becomes European not solely British. If Europe is our project then it is time to make it a transnational one, that confronts issues of bigotry, hu...

December 29, 2018

I want to share an idea: organizing a mass political spectacle - one celebrating Europe beyond frontiers - along the whole of the Irish N/S border: forming, however briefly, a human chain from the Atlantic Ocean near Derry to the Irish Sea, North of Dublin.

I am advised...

July 4, 2018

Routledge are to republish my book - An Infantile Disorder? The Crisis And Decline Of The New Left - later this year to mark the 50th anniversary of the events 0f 1968. It will be on sale worldwide.

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