Jon Savage raises the interesting idea that the Britpop moment was related causally to this catastrophic Brexit thing we’re needlessly going through.
It did somehow contribute to the re-continuation, re-construction of a type of English identity. The Blair worked for me up until Iraq. Then I voted Green.
Now, any form of sentimental nationalism which I may have once indulged in – like eating nostalgically from an over-rich box of Christmas chocolate liqueurs – just makes me want to VOM.
I tried listening to Vaughan Williams ‘Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis’ a few months back & I just could stomach it. UKIP have ruined such previous apparently harmless rural Edwardian fantasies.
Sleaford Mods as Savage points out in his article. Just that.
Spokespersons for wealth terrorists abhor being challenged. They demand that the victims of exploitation stay obedient, keep quiet and eschew revolt.
The Tories are so fearful of verbal and written protest that they intend to restrict access to the right to vote and to the right to stand as a candidate in an election for anyone who doesn’t observe absolute civility toward Tories. Minister for the Constitution Chloe Smith said “the measures being consulted on would protect voters, candidates and campaigners so they can make their choice at the ballot box or stand for public service without fear of being victims of misinformation or abuse.” The Tories hope that the threat of removal of democratic rights will curb valid criticism of Tory policy.
A gagging law imposed on charities to prevent them exposing the effects of Tory policy has been expanded several times and there has been frequent use…
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“Listening” Amber Rudd.
The BBC reports,
Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has agreed to listen “very carefully” to concerns over universal credit, conceding the system “can be better”.
Making her first Commons appearance since getting the job on Friday, she faced calls…
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