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On Centrism

In my two previous posts, I have made passing criticisms of centrism. I thought it might be worthwhile outlining exactly why I’m so critical of centrism, and people who define themselves as centrists. After all, what could possibly be wrong with moderate, sensible politics? A key issue with political centrism is that nobody sees themselves … Continue reading On Centrism

“Tory Rebels” and “Labour Moderates”? Our terminology is all wrong.

The political discourse of our 'quality press' exists almost entirely within a fictional centre ground which makes it snooty, condescending, and all too often well off the mark. One of the myriad ways our esteemed political commentators show themselves up is with their wildly inaccurate terminology, particularly their use of the phrases 'Tory Rebels' and … Continue reading “Tory Rebels” and “Labour Moderates”? Our terminology is all wrong.

Labour Live: The commentators were wrong again

There’s nothing I love more than cynical journalists and commentators being proven wrong, and that’s exactly what happened with Labour Live. Labour Live, or ‘JezFest’, as it was dubbed by some, was a festival of music and politics held in North London which brought some 13,000 people together. 13,000 people came to a festival organised … Continue reading Labour Live: The commentators were wrong again