In this important article in openDemocracy (9.5.14), Professor Greg Philo argues that the left should recognise that there is much to be lost from Scottish independence, and should be particularly wary of the ugly nationalism the debate is fostering. More here
‘Labour ‘me-tooing’ helps Tory offensive’
Alex Callinicos, writing in Socialist Worker (2.7.13), says Labour’s failure to commit to stopping Tory cuts will only benefit the right. More here
Hugo Radice is an old friend of Taking Soundings and has spoken at one of our events – and at many others in Leeds and all over the world. As well as being a Leeds University academic he’s a columnist at the Yorkshire Post. We thought you’d like his latest lambasting critique of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Read more here
Anthony Barnett, one of the main forces behind the excellent openDemocaracy, offers his customary insight into the forces labelled (by Stuart Hall) ‘Thatcherism’ – – here Well worth reading.