FROM PRE-BRIT TO EX-BRIT – The Forging and the Break-up of the UK and Britishness

 Allan Armstrong’s new book From Pre-Brit to Ex-Brit – The Forging and the Break-up of the UK and Britishness is now available online at:-    https://allanarmstrong831930095.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/from-pre-brit-to-ex-brit-1.pdf  (Originally posted on 10.1.19, it has been updated following the December 12th UK and February 8th Irish general elections) This is an expansion of an article written in 2015…

THE RISE OF NATIONAL POPULISM AND REACTIONARY UNIONISM IN THE RUN UP TO THE DECEMBER 12th GENERAL ELECTION

In the lead-up to the December 12th general election Allan Armstrong updates  his analysis of the drift to the Right populist and reactionary unionist politics in the UK and what this possibly means for the future of the Union. This is followed by an article by  statement from  the Radical Independence Campaign in Scotland on…

THE CONTRADICTIONS UNDERLYING BREXIT AND SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE

Allan Armstrong sent  this article to Conter, on September 13th, hoping  to open up one of the debates on the Left in relation to Scottish independence, before and during the Radical Independence Campaign conference in Glasgow on October 26th. There has been no acknowledgement of this article by the Conter editor, despite Allan being a…

REPUBLICANS ADDRESS THE ‘NO TO THE COUP’ DEMOS IN DUNDEE AND EDINBURGH ON AUGUST 31st

On Saturday 31st August demonstrations were held throughout the UK to protest at ‘Boris’s coup’. Mary McGregor addressed the rally held in Dundee. Allan Armstrong addressed the rally held in Edinburgh.   ____________ Speech by Mary McGregor   Comrades and friends, We are living through extraordinary times. We live in a time where children go…

It’s the constitution stupid – After the Boris ‘coup’ let’s fUK it!

Allan Armstrong gives his response to the latest constitutional crisis hitting the UK state   It’s the constitution stupid – After the Boris ‘coup’ let’s fUK it!   Contents A constitutional and legal coup under Crown-in-Westminster sovereignty The UK’s growing constitutional crisis, the retreat of neo-liberalism and liberal unionism and the growth of right populism…

THE CONTINUING BREXIT CRISIS

The National Forum of the Radical Independence Campaign (RIC) held on June 30th, 2018  agreed to take up the issue of a Ratification referendum over Theresa May’s Brexit Proposals (http://radicalindyedinburgh.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-case-for-eu-ratification-referendum.html). A letter advocating this course of action was published in The National on  24.7.18.  A ratification referendum could unite those in RIC who supported a…

FROM BLATCHERISM TO MAYBYNISM

Below is a synopsis of Allan Armstrong’s new pamphlet  The Continuing Shift to the Right in the Transition from Neo-Liberalism to Right Populism https://allanarmstrong831930095.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/right-populism-2.pdf   This is followed by the last two chapters (relettered) which deal with the impact of Right Populism  since the Brexit vote, _______ THE CONTINUING SHIFT TO THE RIGHT IN THE…

CORBYN, LABOUR AND THE TORIES’ IMMIGRATION BILL – A dialogue

This is a new dialogue over the consequences of Brexit following the Corbyn-led Labour Party helping Theresa May get the second reading of the Tories’ Immigration Bill through on Wednesday 29th January see an earlier dialogue at:- FROM FARAGE’S BREXIT TO TRUMP’S “BREXIT PLUS, PLUS, PLUS”, AND ON TO ‘MADAME FREXIT’? – a dialogue This…

ANOTHER EUROPE IS POSSIBLE CONFERENCE, 10.12.18, LONDON

  Allan Armstrong, who attended the ‘Another Europe Is Possible’ conference in London, as a representative from the Campaign for European Republican Socialist Party, makes his political assessment of the event. ANOTHER EUROPE IS POSSIBLE CONFERENCE, 10.12.18, LONDON   The Left in the UK has not only been hopelessly divided over Brexit, but marginal to…

EDINBURGH OCTOBER 6th – A RALLYING CALL FOR THE LEFT

Allan Armstrong puts the case for building a Scottish-wide Left contingent on the ‘All Under One Banner’ march in Edinburgh on October 6th   EDINBURGH OCTOBER 6th – A RALLYING CALL FOR THE LEFT   35,000 in Glasgow, 10,000 in Inverness, 13,000 in Dumfries and 16,000 in Dundee – ‘All Under One Banner ‘ clearly…