Archive for month: July, 2015

Let’s be outraged

27 July, 2015 (18:16) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

What a tiny-minded little country little England can be. Today, we are invited to be outraged at a member of the House of Lords. About what are we to be outraged? The existence of an anachronistic insult to democracy that should have been consigned to history decades ago? The payment of hundreds of thousands of […]

Dog day afternoon

21 July, 2015 (23:21) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

What it always comes down to is good against bad, right against wrong. Good: my eldest son, taking full advantage of the joys of the environment in which he’s been raised, is now of an age where he can depart for bike rides on his own of an evening. Where he goes, my collie dog […]

Democracy? Not today, thank you

13 July, 2015 (21:27) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

‘Corporate Europe will now turn on Greece with even greater ferocity, for the unelected establishment cannot afford democracy to insist upon the return of power to people. Greece’s suffering is not over.’ That’s what I wrote last week, and that’s exactly what has happened. All along I’ve said the same: business-dominated corporate Europe will not […]

Remember how to be brave?

6 July, 2015 (19:34) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

Greece was the place that showed us how to do things like democracy, thinking and sport, so it’s appropriate that in 2015, it’s Greece that shows us how to be brave. It’s a lesson the southern English need, badly. For several years now the southern English have decided to support – or, in a particularly […]