Nostalgia at the AUKMIN Talks: Britain’s Forces Eye Australia

Nostalgia at the AUKMIN Talks: Britain’s Forces Eye Australia

Give the man credit where it’s due.  Few could possibly be congratulated for selling the sovereignty of a country in full view of its citizenry, but Peter Dutton, former Queensland copper turned sadistic Home Affairs minister turned Defence Minister, is very capable of it.  Australia promises to become a throbbing bordello for the strategic affairs…

Rachel Riley Libel Ruling is the Latest Judicial Attack on Political Speech

Rachel Riley Libel Ruling is the Latest Judicial Attack on Political Speech

Assaults on the right to speak, and to think, are coming thick and fast. But the significance – and coordination – of all these developments is being largely missed. Those who try to open up a little space – in politics, academia, and journalism – to think critically about our society and how power is…

Your $1.7 Billion of Gold Is Now Ours, UK Tells Starving Venezuelans

Your $1.7 Billion of Gold Is Now Ours, UK Tells Starving Venezuelans

In its prolonged freezing of Venezuelan assets, the UK continues to withhold 31 tons of its gold stored at the Bank of England, with a new Supreme Court ruling supporting the seizure. The recent decision, CNN reported, “ruled that recognition of heads of state and government was solely the responsibility of the British government, which…

The Political Fantasist Who Makes Even Trump Look Humble

The Political Fantasist Who Makes Even Trump Look Humble

Britain’s ongoing struggle to fully understand and accept its role in the world is perfectly embodied by its latest foreign secretary, who is attracting the wrong kind of attention for her delusional speeches and lack of humility. Has Britain’s new foreign secretary registered on your radar yet? Liz Truss has only been in the role…

Secret ‘CIA-funded’ Group Linked to UK Ministers

Secret ‘CIA-funded’ Group Linked to UK Ministers

Two current ministers and two recent justice ministers have been funded by an opaque transatlantic right-wing group which includes members of the intelligence community. Declassified finds eight current Conservative parliamentarians are associated with the organisation. The group, known as Le Cercle, was described by former Conservative minister Alan Clark in his diaries as “a right-wing…