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The return of the Bunting

Long-term Harry’s Place readers will recall a period when Madeleine Bunting featured here almost as much as Jeremy Corbyn does now, when Islamism and its relationship to multi-culturalism was emerging as a topic.
Bunting is a cultural relativist plus anti-imperialist of an Edward-Said-and-water kind, which ultimately comes down to a Lonely Planet view of other cultures [...]


You will have seen the news.
Jeremy Corbyn opted to stand in silence during the singing of the national anthem at a service to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

A spokesman for Mr Corbyn said: “Jeremy attended today’s event to show respect for those who fought in conflicts for Britain.
“As he said in [...]

Bizarre George Galloway gamble backfires for unionists

Last night the BBC carried a major debate on the referendum from Glasgow – with the audience specifically Scotland’s youngest voters. Both ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ were allowed to nominate two people for the debate.
The SNP and Green party represented the Yes campaign. The ‘No’ ( Better Together) chose the leader of the Scottish Conservative [...]

The Milne-Socialist Unity-Galloway guide to anti-imperialism

Everyone in Ukraine who opposed the regime of Viktor Yanukovych is a Jew-hating neo-Nazi. (Never mind the Jew-haters anywhere else in the world.)
Everyone in Venezuela who opposes the regime of Hugo Chavez and now Nicolas Maduro is a rightwing fascist. (People like Teodoro Petkoff simply don’t exist.)
Everyone in Syria who opposes the regime of Bashar [...]