Corbyn & Sanders are popular because the focus-grouped 90s are so over

by Rashmee

Posted on September 13, 2015


One of the best descriptions of those yesterday’s people who claim they represent electorally viable ‘left’ politics is as follows: “dull, auto-idea throwbacks to the focus-grouped Nineties”. Jacques Peretti wrote the line in his brilliant piece in The Independent. (Click here to read it.) He was writing about why Britain’s Labour Party grandees seem appalled … Continue reading “Corbyn & Sanders are popular because the focus-grouped 90s are so over”

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Corbynomics & quantitive easing: ‘Twas Pat Moynihan who got there first

by Rashmee

Posted on August 26, 2015


Indians of a certain age (or with excellent memories) will remember Daniel Patrick Moynihan mainly for the years he served as US ambassador to India. He helped with a debt owed by India (some was written off, some used to pay for US embassy expenses, the rest converted into rupees to fund an Indo-US cultural and … Continue reading “Corbynomics & quantitive easing: ‘Twas Pat Moynihan who got there first”

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Why is everyone equating Jeremy Corbyn with Donald Trump?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 24, 2015


They are not two of a kind. Just being front-runners (for party nomination) on either side of the Atlantic is not enough. They are nothing like each other except that they embrace public life and signify the disgruntlement of voters about politics as usual. Donald Trump, who wants to win the Republican party’s nomination to … Continue reading “Why is everyone equating Jeremy Corbyn with Donald Trump?”

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Corbyn-truths: We don’t have to wait for Chilcot to know Iraq was a mistake

by Rashmee

Posted on August 23, 2015


You have to admire a man who doesn’t change his mind. Or, at least, you should. Admire him and support him. Will enough people admire the clarity and honesty with which Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leadership frontrunner, described the great wrong that was the Iraq war? On Friday (August 21), Mr Corbyn didn’t look for weasel … Continue reading “Corbyn-truths: We don’t have to wait for Chilcot to know Iraq was a mistake”

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Corbyn & Sanders: A transatlantic hymn to the unspun politics of hope?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 14, 2015


  Today (Friday, August 14) ballot papers go out to those who can vote in the British Labour Party’s leadership election and right now, it’s looking like it will go in favour of the unfashionably unspun, plain-speaking Jeremy Corbyn. Last Monday (August 10) a rally for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders drew an estimated 27,500 … Continue reading “Corbyn & Sanders: A transatlantic hymn to the unspun politics of hope?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK