The Blair Show

The following article written by Jason Okundaye  was first posted by Tribune. It looks at the interaction of the Blair political project and the demonisation of the working class on reality TV. THE BLAIR SHOW At the last Queen’s Speech before the 2001 general election, then Prime Minister Tony Blair scolded William Hague by telling…

Distorted reporting of the 2021 census echoes a racist conspiracy theory

The  following article written by Benali Hamdache was first posted by openDemocracy.  It highlights the Right media’s calculated distortion of the 2021 UK census data,  and hoe liberal media like The Guardian has been  complicit in this.    DISTORTED REPORTING OF THE 2021 CENSUS ECHOES A RACIST CONSPIRACY THEORY Our lives are filled with bad…

The British monarchy: a “glorious” feudal class in 21st century trappings

The EL&SD Editorial Board only received this article sometime after Elizabrit’s death and Charlie’s royal proclamation. We have already  posted several articles addressing these events. However we think this article contains valuable extra information highlighting the role of the British monarchy in defending ruling class interests and the particular form the UK state takes to…

Mass media Omerta: burying Al Jazeera’s ‘The Labour Files’

The following article was first posted by Al Jazeera. It shows how the Labour Party bureaucracy  attacked Corbyn to clear the way for a pro-British establishment leader ready to bow to the whims of the City, IMF, the British High Command and  NATO. In other words they want Labour to act as the British ruling…

EL&SD coverage of republicanism

The Republican Communist Network and the Republican Communist Forum have been at the centre of the campaign to build support for republicanism in Scotland. This has involved upholding republicanism as the  sovereignty of the people against the UK’s  sovereignty of the Crown-in-Westminster. We have  criticised those who limit republicanism to anti-monarchism, which can provide cover…

The British royal family and its contribution to humanity

The following article written by Gearóid Ó Loingsigh cuts through the British media propaganda onslaught about Elizabrit. It was first posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland) The British monarch Elizabeth Windsor, formerly Saxe Coburg Gotha, has died at the grand old age of 96, thanks in no part to the subsidised lifestyle and medical care she…

Imposed insanity – royalty, propaganda and the coming catastrophe

The title of the following article, attributed to DC & DE, first posted by Media Lens, says it all. If every single high-profile journalist, politician and priest is currently expressing heartfelt devotion to Britain’s deceased, 96-year-old monarch, it is not because she ‘served’ her country diligently in doing her ‘duty’ for 70 years. The powerful…

The great merger – the rise of oligarchical politics

The following article on the increasing merger of the state and media was first posted by Media Lens.  THE GREAT MERGER THE RISE OF OLIGARCHICAL POLITICS Millions of people in the UK are beset by insecurities and worries about the rising cost of living. Fuel and energy prices are escalating, variously blamed on Brexit, Covid,…