Sunday, August 31, 2014

Taken for a Ride- why it's time to renationalise Britain's buses

My new Public Ownership column for the Morning Star.

Subsidies for private bus companies run into hundreds of millions and the service provided leaves a lot to be desired. Neil Clark explains why it’s time to renationalise the buses

You can read the whole piece here.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tory Party Blues- all because they chose a Blair clone as their leader

My new piece for OpEdge on the troubles affecting the Conservative Party.

The defection of Tory MP Douglas Carswell to UKIP is undoubtedly a major blow for British Prime Minister David Cameron and the ruling Conservative Party.

You can read the whole article here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Kosovo and Ukraine: Compare and contrast

My new column for OpEdge:

There have been at least two countries in Europe in recent history that undertook ‘anti-terrorist’ military operations against ‘separatists’, but got two very different reactions from the Western elite...

You can read the whole piece here.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Iraq- a crisis for the western elites - or is it all going to plan?

My new column for OpEdge.

It has all turned out rather differently from how those very distinguished neocon "experts"’ told us it would, hasn’t it?

In the lead-up to the illegal invasion of Iraq in March 2003, we were assured "regime change" would lead to peace and stability and be good news for the whole region. The war on terror would be won, if only that great monster Saddam- with his world-threatening weapons of mass destruction- was removed from power. When asked by an interviewer: "If we go into Iraq and we take down Hussein?" the chairman of the Defense Policy Board Richard Perle replied: "Then I think it's over for the terrorists."

You can read the whole piece here.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Intelligent Punter's Guide to the 2014 USPGA

My latest IP Guide, for the USPGA, which starts today in Kentucky.

The fourth and final golfing Major of the year - the US PGA championship – starts today. It is being held for the third time at Valhalla, the Jack Nicklaus–designed course in Louisville, Kentucky.

Smart punters should take four factors into account when making a shortlist:

You can read the whole article over at The Week website   here.

Same game for 150 Years- British establishment v Russian bogeyman

My new piece for OpEdge.

It is the wartime alliance that no one in the West is mentioning as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.

Britain and Russia fought on the same side in the 'Great War', just as Britain and the Soviet Union did in World War II. But we are not supposed to mention such things in an age when British political elites have designated Russia to be an 'official enemy'.

Instead of reminding people how Britain and Russian were allies a century ago, David Cameron uses the WWI centenary to urge NATO to get tougher with Russia.

You can read the whole piece here.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

'Let's sanction Russia'

My new piece for OpEdge:

Israel shells a UN school in Gaza killing 15. It's the sixth time a UN school has been struck.

'Children, women and men killed & injured as they slept in a place where they should have been safe and protected. They were not. Intolerable', says Pierre Krahenbuhl, commissioner general of UNRWA.

Overall, almost 1,400 people (UPDATE: NOW OVER 1800) have been killed in Gaza by Israeli forces with missiles and military equipment supplied by the US. After the latest UN school attack, it was announced that the US will send more ammunition to Israel. The conclusion is: "Let’s sanction Russia!"

You can read the whole of the piece here.