James Bickerton

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Friday, 10 January 2020

To save the Labour Party Corbynism must be crushed

Alternative histories are a fascinating business. Change a few key events, remove an assassination here or a diplomatic slight there, …

By James Bickerton

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

In standing by Corbyn Labour moderates have become complicit in racism

Sometimes, during my more reflective moments, I do wonder whether I’ve stumbled into an alternative history novel. One of those …

By James Bickerton

Friday, 18 October 2019

Extinction Rebellion have got it wrong – free markets can save the planet

On Thursday activists from Extinction Rebellion targeted several tube and DLR stations across London. Footage of furious commuters at Canning …

By James Bickerton

Friday, 4 October 2019

Nigel Farage - the man who stopped Brexit?

Say what you like about the Brexit Party, but it certainly knows how to organise a rally. I covered my …

By James Bickerton

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

The Tories must make the coming general election a referendum on Jeremy Corbyn

Little in British politics can currently be predicted with confidence, but we can be reasonably sure we are heading for …

By James Bickerton

Friday, 30 August 2019

The left only cares about Palestine when it suits them

There is no overseas cause that exercises the Western left quite like Palestine. A Gaza border clash can bring thousands …

By James Bickerton

Friday, 23 August 2019

Nicola Sturgeon and the illusion of ‘progressive’ Scottish nationalism

In life, I’m increasingly convinced that only two things are certain; death and the extraordinary hypocrisy of the SNP. That …

By James Bickerton

Friday, 2 August 2019

Why we should fear John McDonnell’s admiration for street thuggery

There may be some basic democratic norm John McDonnell has failed to undermine, but if so I fear only by …

By James Bickerton

Monday, 8 July 2019

The case for the Union has never been stronger

Engaging in British politics over the past few months has, for so many, been an exercise in containing disappointment. Brexiteers …

By James Bickerton