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The Scottish pioneer whose plan for a basic income could transform Britain | Guardian
"At its core is a message from the state to the individual, saying ‘we actually give a damn about you and we’ll treat you with respect’."
economy  welfare  scotland  basicincome  politics  news  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
My most-shared tweet of the week, by some distance, is this one: | diamond geezer
"We have a majority Conservative government, rather than a minority Conservative government, because of 900 voters in seven constituencies." In the seven most marginal seats the Tories needed for their majority, votes for the Greens sunk Labour. And Labour claim that their problem was that they were too left-wing.
news  politics  bloodytories  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW  socialism 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
The End of Labour | Jacobin
This is basically exactly what I said yesterday, except that he uses longer words (I particularly like "farraginous"; ISWYDT).
news  politics  bloodytories  psephology  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
pick-up lines for feminists - Lesley Kartali - Lodestar Quarterly
#ActivistPickupLines was briefly a hashtag meme on the twitters today. (My contributions: "What's your sign? mines says `TORIES OUT'", and "Girl you must be tired cuz u've been a capitalist running dog all day".) Of course somebody has already done it better. Congratulations, Lesley Kartali. You are the Simpsons of the twitters.
poetry  feminism  activism  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW 
february 2014 by gominokouhai
Campaigners wield marker pens in war against punctuation cull | UK news | theguardian.com
Gangs of feral grammarians roam the embattled streets of Cambridge, marker pens at the ready! Their battlecry: If You Tolerate This, Then Your Commas Will Be Next! Kathy Salaman, director of the Cambridgeshire-based Good Grammar Company, said [...] "If I was walking along with a marker pen in my pocket and I saw a missing apostrophe, it would be difficult to resist the temptation to fill it in." That's "if I /were/", Kathy. Are you quite sure you're qualified?
grauniad  grammar  language  silly  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW  incrediblyobscurereference 
february 2014 by gominokouhai
If I had the vote I'd grab the chance of Scottish independence | John Harris | Comment is free | The Guardian
"something very exciting is afoot": the first reasonable article about indy in the mainstream UK media, you're not kidding.
handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW  news  politics  scotland  indyref  independence 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
Why do private-sector zealots choose to ignore the countless ways public money underpins daily life? - Comment - Voices - The Independent
"Free-market triumphalism is endemic among the British elite, but rarely challenged. It’s time to start exposing it for the sham it is. They demonise the state, but they are dependent on it. Perhaps they should be a bit more grateful."
economics  economy  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW  news  politics 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
God: Republican or Democrat? | The Pain - when will it end?
Eugene Debs’s famous declaration, "As long as there's a lower class I am in it. As long as there is a criminal element, I am of it. As long as there is a soul in prison, I am not free".
handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW  writing  quotation  comic 
january 2013 by gominokouhai

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