The Dark Strain of Democracy

A few weeks ago on the political programme Question Time an audience member had to be ejected by the host David Dimbleby after refusing to stop heckling. This week the judge chosen to head the Grenfell Tower Inquiry faced calls to step down (even though the inquiry has not yet started); when he looked residents … Continue reading The Dark Strain of Democracy

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Spread The Word

Much has been made of the present situation and its relation to a “post-truth” world of “alternative facts”. This is nonsense and serves ideological ends. What is true is that there is no such thing as truth; there is only consensus as to what is supposed to be true. It is the job of this … Continue reading Spread The Word