The decision to play the 2022 in Qatar in Winter has attracted a lot of controversy – it is a a small authoritarian state with no previous interest in football, rampant misogyny and brutal homophobia. Giving the World Cup to Qatar would be like giving it to Putin’s Russia or Mussolini’s Italy. Except… Read More Qatar World Cup | Empire and Slavery
Austerity is back. The Government this week announced £55bn of tax rises and spending cuts. Some of the pain has been deferred to after the next General Election, but pain nonetheless. This was the 5th major announcement by a Chancellor this year, from our 4th different Chancellor. Once again the British economy… Read More Return of Austerity | Was George Osborne right?
Three stories have broken in recent weeks about security breaches at the top of Government. Suella Braverman has been reinstated as Home Secretary less than a week after she resigned for serious breaches of confidentiality with secret documents. The extent of her breaches are not yet clear, nor is the extent of involvement from MI5.… Read More Security breaches | 12 years of sloppy Ministers and Russian money