Bernie Sanders Can Win – Bernie Sanders Must Win #Bernie2020

I have been a long and consistent supporter and admirer of self-declared socialist politician Bernie Sanders, the United States Senator for Vermont. He should have been the Democratic Party candidate against Trump in 2016 but for blatant cheating by the Democratic Party elites and hierarchy who fixed the nomination process to allow the weak and tarnished Hilary Clinton to face up to Trump. Trump lost the popular vote by more than 3 million four years ago but such are the vagaries of the US Electoral College system that Trump with his consistent association of Clinton with the Washington political elite, […]

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Trump Middle East Plan Extinguishes Any Hope of Palestinian State

The next seven days will effectively define whether the United Nations and the rule of international law are any longer relevant in a twenty first century world dominated by the global bully on steroids, the United States of America. In the week beginning 10th February the United Nations Security Council will meet to discuss the extraordinary, outrageous and unprecedented plan for the future relationship between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. I refuse to call it a “peace plan” because that would be a perversion of the English language. It is not remotely designed to promote ‘peace’ in the Middle East […]

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Return the Railways to Public Ownership – Prosecute the Privateers

Former Prime Minister John Major is often portrayed as a nice Tory and different in substance to the rabid right wingers who occupy Boris Johnson’s cabinet and spew out reactionary statements and policies daily. The truth is John Major and his closest advisers in 1993/94 should have been arrested and charged with serious fraud. The public was robbed of several billions of pounds that have been siphoned off into the pockets of fat-cat bosses and private dividend holders, who have all cashed in on the back of the disastrous privatisation of the UK Rail Network, British Rail, in 1993/94 which […]

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Friday is D-Day for Democracy – Name the Date for IndyRef2 Nicola

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is an elected politician with considerable talents and a formidable political record of campaigning and successful electioneering stretching back over three decades. This week she will need to draw on her personal courage, political nous and inherent confidence in Scottish people when she makes the most significant speech in her career at the Scottish Parliament this coming Friday, 29th January. The campaign to secure Scotland’s return to the normal status of an independent nation has reached a critical tipping point in my opinion. The very essence of democracy now faces the stiffest examination I have […]

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Tory Record on Welfare Is Shameful – They Are Cold, Cruel and Callous

Sometimes Sputnik readers object to my regular depiction of the Tories… …As a cruel, cold and callous bunch of self-obsessed millionaires and billionaires, determined to maintain their powerful status and privileges by any means necessary through manipulation of the mainstream media to promote a narrative conducive to their mean spirited and anti-working class, anti-poor and anti-public services policies. Those objections are always noted but never seriously considered because my depiction is both fitting and accurate. That truth in relation to the welfare benefits budget was illustrated graphically in Parliament last week. My own Constituency MP, Chris Stephens of the Scottish […]

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