2017 · Jordan Peterson · Liam Gallagher · Working Class Culture

Liam Gallagher’s Rules For Life: Britain’s Unlikely Antidote to Chaos

Two years ago the former Oasis frontman asked himself: "Do I really want to be Liam Gallagher anymore?" But in a stunning revival in fortunes he has emerged as the voice of reason for our uncertain times.  I doubt Liam Gallagher has heard of the Canadian Professor Jordan Peterson, whose book Twelve Rules For Life: An Antidote To… Continue reading Liam Gallagher’s Rules For Life: Britain’s Unlikely Antidote to Chaos

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2017 · Hillsborough · The Sun · Working Class Culture · World Cup

Hostile Environment: When Football Fans Were Treated Like ‘Slum People’

Today, as we approach another World Cup, the government is advising fans not to travel for their own safety rather than the opponents. As for the stadiums, we now look set to move into yet another era. The seats that signified the age of the fan as the customer—rather than the caged animal—will be ripped out as a… Continue reading Hostile Environment: When Football Fans Were Treated Like ‘Slum People’

1990s · 2017 · General Election 1997 · Tony Blair · Toxic Politics

Storm In A TB Cup: What A Political Crisis Looked Like Under New Labour

This was not a Windrush or Grenfell scandal. There was no ‘doomsday plan’ being modelled in the event of the country’s economic collapse. On the contrary, unemployment was at its lowest level for twenty years and take-home pay had risen 10% since 1997. Neither of which stopped The Sun from predicting that William Hague would become prime minister, overturning Labour’s… Continue reading Storm In A TB Cup: What A Political Crisis Looked Like Under New Labour

2017 · Jeremy Corbyn · Political Betting

Three years ago today, Jeremy Corbyn was 200/1 to be the next Labour leader

Jeremy Corbyn never really wanted the top job. And, as we so often forget, his implausible ascent to the top of the Labour party almost fell at the first hurdle. Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/light-relief/two-years-ago-today-jeremy-corbyn-made-onto-labour-leadership-ballot/