Journalist, film-maker & author. Clear Bright Future: A radical defence of the human being. Out now! Likes = bookmarks.
What went wrong on 12 December? To mark the paperback release of #ClearBrightFuture on 6 Feb, here's the first of a 2'20" video series about the ideas of the book, and their relevance to the struggle ahead... pls RT.
@drgerke1 And I do not think RLB's team has broken enough from the people who oversaw this catastrophe to be able to win. We can't run the party from the left given the severe differences within the left. We need a radical left social-democratic leader, and Keir and Emily both fit the bill
At least Steve Howell has the decency to speak on the record here but he's mistaken. With HNH/TSSA I argued we could *not* win election with Remain votes only... and to avoid an election framed around Brexit: the Second Ref was also aimed at Leave voters - nobody listened. 👇🏽
Defend the BBC - sure... from itself. The next boss has to wake up and smell the ideology - my @NewStatesman column:
Boris Johnson's "War cabinet" will spend at wartime levels on state propaganda. Because it's a war against you, the poor, the students, the old, the sick, the young families - oh and manufacturing. It's a war for greed and racism. Which side are you on?
Priti Patel's callous diatribe against the poor of Barrow and other places went viral. So the BBC took it down. Here it is again 👇🏽
Morning, media students: this is a shot of Boris Johnson's launch event. Now watch last night's TV news coverage of it and repeat after me "I must not manufacture consent"....
Here's the Corbyn speech that Sky ran in full and which BBC TV news is suppressing
Let's get clear what the BBC got wrong over the Leeds incident. It relied on a single, partisan source with no corroborative evidence, providing right-wing newspapers with a BBC branded fake news story.
BBC’s Jon Sopel reporting May pushed for early strike “to avoid having to get parliamentary consent”. That’s the democracy you now live in.