class-struggle-anarchism:

spitzenprodukte:

“FREE STANDING COLUMN” - This A5, double-sided photocopy from the student protest on November 30th 2010 was the first thing produced by the group that was later to become Deterritorial Support Group. Some of the strands of ultra-left rhetoric are clear but it has a much more tabloid tone. The drop-shadows remained. The term “Wolf-Eyed replicant” to describe Nick Clegg was coined by China Mieville I think.

I like the bit that says:

You don’t think that after all our “mickey mouse” media studies lessons we can’t see through your ,mock indignation at our violence…

hehe

@1 year ago with 54 notes
#milbank #uk politics #nick clegg #david cameron #tories #tuition fees 
nickclegglookingsad:

Nick Clegg asked if you’d ever experienced true love, and you said “yes, of course”, and then there was a pause, and you said “why, haven’t you?”, and he said “oh yes me too obviously”, but then just stared into space for a while. 

nickclegglookingsad:

Nick Clegg asked if you’d ever experienced true love, and you said “yes, of course”, and then there was a pause, and you said “why, haven’t you?”, and he said “oh yes me too obviously”, but then just stared into space for a while. 

(via callmeclinton)

@2 years ago with 201 notes
#nick clegg #politics #uk politics 

"… [T]he austerity drive in Britain isn’t really about debt and deficits at all; it’s about using deficit panic as an excuse to dismantle social programs. And this is, of course, exactly the same thing that has been happening in America.
In fairness to Britain’s conservatives, they aren’t quite as crude as their American counterparts. They don’t rail against the evils of deficits in one breath, then demand huge tax cuts for the wealthy in the next (although the Cameron government has, in fact, significantly cut the top tax rate). And, in general, they seem less determined than America’s right to aid the rich and punish the poor. Still, the direction of policy is the same — and so is the fundamental insincerity of the calls for austerity."

@2 years ago with 122 notes
#paul krugman #austerity #politics #economics #david cameron #nick clegg 
nickclegglookingsad:

Nick Clegg felt the interconnectedness of all people and things; he moved his fingertips and felt the atoms swoosh around them; he saw society as a miraculous network held together by love, in which all things were possible and all people unique and special; but it was all just the funny smoke he’d breathed in at the garage. 
http://twitter.com/#!/SadNickClegg

nickclegglookingsad:

Nick Clegg felt the interconnectedness of all people and things; he moved his fingertips and felt the atoms swoosh around them; he saw society as a miraculous network held together by love, in which all things were possible and all people unique and special; but it was all just the funny smoke he’d breathed in at the garage. 

http://twitter.com/#!/SadNickClegg

@2 years ago with 135 notes
#nick clegg 

UK austerity government to reject and reduce taxes for the rich.

Business Secretary Vince Cable has confirmed the coalition government’s commitment to cut the “50p” top rate of tax: the 50% tax rate payed by all in Britain earning over £150,000 ($236,955). Though Cable advocates a new property tax on mansions, this is a proposal the senior Conservative Party rejects. 

This is the same government implementing a brutally vicious austerity program: forcing through budget cuts to education, the trebling of student tuition fees, reduction of healthcare services, welfare for the poor, disabled and terminally ill, employment programs, the closure of libraries, science and arts funding, and the loss of hundreds of thousands of public sector jobs. This £81 billion ($127 billion) austerity program compares to tax evasion and avoidance by the wealthy: an estimated £95 billion ($150 billion) a year, alongside the public subsidy to to free insurance provided to the banks who caused the financial crisis (and deficit) by the Bank of England: £100 billion ($157 billion) per annum. This is the £975 billion ($1.5 trillion) alternative, rejected by the vested and ideological interests giving priority to neoliberal social devastation and privatization.

@2 years ago
#austerity #uk politics #david cameron #vince cable #nick clegg #economics 
nickclegglookingsad:

Nick Clegg walked through a door, and he instinctively held it open for a woman walking in his direction, but then he remembered that the door was the one to the men’s toilets, so he had to pretend that he’d not been doing that at all. 
http://twitter.com/#!/SadNickClegg

nickclegglookingsad:

Nick Clegg walked through a door, and he instinctively held it open for a woman walking in his direction, but then he remembered that the door was the one to the men’s toilets, so he had to pretend that he’d not been doing that at all. 

http://twitter.com/#!/SadNickClegg

@3 years ago with 150 notes
#nick clegg #uk politics 
nickclegglookingsad:

Nick Clegg got told to go and buy some stripy paint, and everyone in the paint shop laughed at him, and now he’s too embarrassed to ask if it’s really a thing.
http://twitter.com/SadNickClegg

nickclegglookingsad:

Nick Clegg got told to go and buy some stripy paint, and everyone in the paint shop laughed at him, and now he’s too embarrassed to ask if it’s really a thing.

http://twitter.com/SadNickClegg

@3 years ago with 144 notes
#nick clegg 
socialisimo:

London, England: Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg speaks to reporters outside his home after his party suffered losses in the local elections and the referendum on the British voting systemPhotograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

socialisimo:

London, England: Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg speaks to reporters outside his home after his party suffered losses in the local elections and the referendum on the British voting systemPhotograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

@3 years ago with 10 notes
#nick clegg #politics #uk politics 
@2 years ago with 40 notes
#nick clegg #uk politics 
nickclegglookingsad:

Nick Clegg thought he’d bought still water, but it was really sparkling water, and he wasted an hour shaking it to get all of the bubbles out. 

nickclegglookingsad:

Nick Clegg thought he’d bought still water, but it was really sparkling water, and he wasted an hour shaking it to get all of the bubbles out. 

(via callmeclinton)

@2 years ago with 129 notes
#nick clegg 
Lower than vermin.

Lower than vermin.

(Source: callmeclinton)

@2 years ago with 55 notes
#george osborne #david cameron #nick clegg 
pengaling:

How To Draw Nick Clegg

pengaling:

How To Draw Nick Clegg

(via ceborgia)

@2 years ago with 61 notes
#nick clegg #politics #uk politics 

Civil disobedience by the sick and vulnerable against the UK government's welfare cuts. 

"Britain isn’t perfect. But our welfare state offers something that everyone can be proud of. It’s a comforting thought that if tomorrow you lost your job, your home or even a limb, society would be there to help you through it.

At least until now. The government’s Welfare Reform Bill is just weeks away from becoming law and is the biggest threat the welfare state has faced in its history. 

The Bill will take vital lifelines from the most vulnerable people in society. Right now, 500,000 families stand to lose their homes. Others will become imprisoned in them. Half a million will lose their disability allowance, including disabled children. People with terminal illnesses will be forced into work, and 3.2 million will be put through cruel tests that are pushing some to take their own lives. Millions of people – pensioners, low waged workers, the disabled, sick and unemployed – will fall deeper into poverty.

The government’s excuse for all this? The deficit, of course. Yet it continues to turn a blind eye to the £25 billion in tax dodged by corporations and rich individuals every year, a sum greater than the projected savings of the entire Welfare Reform Bill. Vodafone’s brand new £2bn tax dodge alone could pay for all of the cuts to Disability Living Allowance, which affects 500,000 people.

Cameron, Osborne, Clegg and Co. are choosing to inflict suffering on sick and disabled people rather than tackle rich tax dodgers, because they think the poor and vulnerable are invisible - that they won’t or can’t make a fuss - and the rest of us don’t care.”

@2 years ago with 15 notes
#politics #welfare #uk politics #disability #david cameron #nick clegg #tories 
fuckyeahdrugpolicy:

British Lib Dems to Call for Drug Decriminalization | Drug War Chronicle

The British Liberal Democratic Party, junior partner in a coalition government with the Conservatives, is expected to pass a motion calling for an independent panel to study the decriminalization of the possession of all illicit drugs and for a regulated marijuana market, according to various British press reports. The motion is to be voted on at the party’s annual conference next month. +

fuckyeahdrugpolicy:

British Lib Dems to Call for Drug Decriminalization | Drug War Chronicle

The British Liberal Democratic Party, junior partner in a coalition government with the Conservatives, is expected to pass a motion calling for an independent panel to study the decriminalization of the possession of all illicit drugs and for a regulated marijuana market, according to various British press reports. The motion is to be voted on at the party’s annual conference next month. +

@3 years ago with 29 notes
#Nick Clegg #drugs #politics #prohibition #uk politics #Liberal Democrats 

Why No Outcry over These Torturing Tyrants? 

Christopher Hill, a former US secretary of state for east Asia who was ambassador to Iraq – and usually a very obedient and un-eloquent American diplomat – wrote the other day that “the notion that a dictator can claim the sovereign right to abuse his people has become unacceptable”. The King of Bahrain has so far avoided the criticism of Western leaders. And why is that? (Reuters )

Unless, of course – and Mr Hill did not mention this – you happen to live in Bahrain. On this tiny island, a Sunni monarchy, the al-Khalifas, rule a majority Shia population and have responded to democratic protests with death sentences, mass arrests, the imprisonment of doctors for letting patients die after protests and an “invitation” to Saudi forces to enter the country. They have also destroyed dozens of Shia mosques with all the thoroughness of a 9/11 pilot. But then, let’s remember that most of the 9/11 killers were indeed Saudis.

And what do we get for it? Silence. Silence in the US media, largely silence in the European press, silence from our own beloved CamerClegg and of course from the White House. And – shame of shame – silence from the Arabs who know where their bread is buttered. That means, of course, also silence from al-Jazeera. I often appear on their otherwise excellent Arabic and English editions, but their failure to mention Bahrain is shameful, a dollop of shit in the dignity that they have brought to reporting in the Middle East. The Emir of Qatar – I know him and like him very much – does not need to belittle his television empire in this way.

CamerClegg is silent, of course, because Bahrain is one of our “friends” in the Gulf, an eager arms buyer, home to thousands of Brit expatriates who – during the mini-revolution by Bahrain’s Shia – spent their time writing vicious letters to the local pro-Khalifa press denouncing Western journalists. And as for the demonstrators, I recall a young Shia woman telling me that if only the Crown Prince would come to the Pearl Roundabout and talk with the protesters, they would carry him on their shoulders around the square. I believed her. But he didn’t come. Instead, he destroyed their mosques and claimed the protests were an Iranian plot – which was never the case – and destroyed the statue of the pearl at the roundabout, thus deforming the very history of his own country.

Obama, needless to say, has his own reasons for silence. Bahrain hosts the US Fifth Fleet and the Americans don’t want to be shoved out of their happy little port (albeit that they could up-sticks and move to the UAE or Qatar anytime they wish) and want to defend Bahrain from mythical Iranian aggression. So you won’t find La Clinton, so keen to abuse the Assad family, saying anything bad about the al-Khalifas. Why on earth not? Are we all in debt to the Gulf Arabs? They are honourable people and understand when criticism is said with good faith. But no, we are silent. Even when Bahraini students in Britain are deprived of their grants because they protested outside their London embassy, we are silent. CamerClegg, shame on you.

(Source: azspot)

@3 years ago with 11 notes
#politics #uk politics #david cameron #nick clegg #bahrain #revolution 
1 year ago
#milbank #uk politics #nick clegg #david cameron #tories #tuition fees 
2 years ago
#nick clegg #uk politics 
nickclegglookingsad:

Nick Clegg asked if you’d ever experienced true love, and you said “yes, of course”, and then there was a pause, and you said “why, haven’t you?”, and he said “oh yes me too obviously”, but then just stared into space for a while. 
2 years ago
#nick clegg #politics #uk politics 
nickclegglookingsad:

Nick Clegg thought he’d bought still water, but it was really sparkling water, and he wasted an hour shaking it to get all of the bubbles out. 
2 years ago
#nick clegg 
"… [T]he austerity drive in Britain isn’t really about debt and deficits at all; it’s about using deficit panic as an excuse to dismantle social programs. And this is, of course, exactly the same thing that has been happening in America.
In fairness to Britain’s conservatives, they aren’t quite as crude as their American counterparts. They don’t rail against the evils of deficits in one breath, then demand huge tax cuts for the wealthy in the next (although the Cameron government has, in fact, significantly cut the top tax rate). And, in general, they seem less determined than America’s right to aid the rich and punish the poor. Still, the direction of policy is the same — and so is the fundamental insincerity of the calls for austerity."
2 years ago
#paul krugman #austerity #politics #economics #david cameron #nick clegg 
Lower than vermin.
2 years ago
#george osborne #david cameron #nick clegg 
nickclegglookingsad:

Nick Clegg felt the interconnectedness of all people and things; he moved his fingertips and felt the atoms swoosh around them; he saw society as a miraculous network held together by love, in which all things were possible and all people unique and special; but it was all just the funny smoke he’d breathed in at the garage. 
http://twitter.com/#!/SadNickClegg
2 years ago
#nick clegg 
pengaling:

How To Draw Nick Clegg
2 years ago
#nick clegg #politics #uk politics 
UK austerity government to reject and reduce taxes for the rich.

Business Secretary Vince Cable has confirmed the coalition government’s commitment to cut the “50p” top rate of tax: the 50% tax rate payed by all in Britain earning over £150,000 ($236,955). Though Cable advocates a new property tax on mansions, this is a proposal the senior Conservative Party rejects. 

This is the same government implementing a brutally vicious austerity program: forcing through budget cuts to education, the trebling of student tuition fees, reduction of healthcare services, welfare for the poor, disabled and terminally ill, employment programs, the closure of libraries, science and arts funding, and the loss of hundreds of thousands of public sector jobs. This £81 billion ($127 billion) austerity program compares to tax evasion and avoidance by the wealthy: an estimated £95 billion ($150 billion) a year, alongside the public subsidy to to free insurance provided to the banks who caused the financial crisis (and deficit) by the Bank of England: £100 billion ($157 billion) per annum. This is the £975 billion ($1.5 trillion) alternative, rejected by the vested and ideological interests giving priority to neoliberal social devastation and privatization.

2 years ago
#austerity #uk politics #david cameron #vince cable #nick clegg #economics 
Civil disobedience by the sick and vulnerable against the UK government's welfare cuts.→

"Britain isn’t perfect. But our welfare state offers something that everyone can be proud of. It’s a comforting thought that if tomorrow you lost your job, your home or even a limb, society would be there to help you through it.

At least until now. The government’s Welfare Reform Bill is just weeks away from becoming law and is the biggest threat the welfare state has faced in its history. 

The Bill will take vital lifelines from the most vulnerable people in society. Right now, 500,000 families stand to lose their homes. Others will become imprisoned in them. Half a million will lose their disability allowance, including disabled children. People with terminal illnesses will be forced into work, and 3.2 million will be put through cruel tests that are pushing some to take their own lives. Millions of people – pensioners, low waged workers, the disabled, sick and unemployed – will fall deeper into poverty.

The government’s excuse for all this? The deficit, of course. Yet it continues to turn a blind eye to the £25 billion in tax dodged by corporations and rich individuals every year, a sum greater than the projected savings of the entire Welfare Reform Bill. Vodafone’s brand new £2bn tax dodge alone could pay for all of the cuts to Disability Living Allowance, which affects 500,000 people.

Cameron, Osborne, Clegg and Co. are choosing to inflict suffering on sick and disabled people rather than tackle rich tax dodgers, because they think the poor and vulnerable are invisible - that they won’t or can’t make a fuss - and the rest of us don’t care.”

2 years ago
#politics #welfare #uk politics #disability #david cameron #nick clegg #tories 
nickclegglookingsad:

Nick Clegg walked through a door, and he instinctively held it open for a woman walking in his direction, but then he remembered that the door was the one to the men’s toilets, so he had to pretend that he’d not been doing that at all. 
http://twitter.com/#!/SadNickClegg
3 years ago
#nick clegg #uk politics 
fuckyeahdrugpolicy:

British Lib Dems to Call for Drug Decriminalization | Drug War Chronicle

The British Liberal Democratic Party, junior partner in a coalition government with the Conservatives, is expected to pass a motion calling for an independent panel to study the decriminalization of the possession of all illicit drugs and for a regulated marijuana market, according to various British press reports. The motion is to be voted on at the party’s annual conference next month. +
3 years ago
#Nick Clegg #drugs #politics #prohibition #uk politics #Liberal Democrats 
nickclegglookingsad:

Nick Clegg got told to go and buy some stripy paint, and everyone in the paint shop laughed at him, and now he’s too embarrassed to ask if it’s really a thing.
http://twitter.com/SadNickClegg
3 years ago
#nick clegg 
Why No Outcry over These Torturing Tyrants?→

Christopher Hill, a former US secretary of state for east Asia who was ambassador to Iraq – and usually a very obedient and un-eloquent American diplomat – wrote the other day that “the notion that a dictator can claim the sovereign right to abuse his people has become unacceptable”. The King of Bahrain has so far avoided the criticism of Western leaders. And why is that? (Reuters )

Unless, of course – and Mr Hill did not mention this – you happen to live in Bahrain. On this tiny island, a Sunni monarchy, the al-Khalifas, rule a majority Shia population and have responded to democratic protests with death sentences, mass arrests, the imprisonment of doctors for letting patients die after protests and an “invitation” to Saudi forces to enter the country. They have also destroyed dozens of Shia mosques with all the thoroughness of a 9/11 pilot. But then, let’s remember that most of the 9/11 killers were indeed Saudis.

And what do we get for it? Silence. Silence in the US media, largely silence in the European press, silence from our own beloved CamerClegg and of course from the White House. And – shame of shame – silence from the Arabs who know where their bread is buttered. That means, of course, also silence from al-Jazeera. I often appear on their otherwise excellent Arabic and English editions, but their failure to mention Bahrain is shameful, a dollop of shit in the dignity that they have brought to reporting in the Middle East. The Emir of Qatar – I know him and like him very much – does not need to belittle his television empire in this way.

CamerClegg is silent, of course, because Bahrain is one of our “friends” in the Gulf, an eager arms buyer, home to thousands of Brit expatriates who – during the mini-revolution by Bahrain’s Shia – spent their time writing vicious letters to the local pro-Khalifa press denouncing Western journalists. And as for the demonstrators, I recall a young Shia woman telling me that if only the Crown Prince would come to the Pearl Roundabout and talk with the protesters, they would carry him on their shoulders around the square. I believed her. But he didn’t come. Instead, he destroyed their mosques and claimed the protests were an Iranian plot – which was never the case – and destroyed the statue of the pearl at the roundabout, thus deforming the very history of his own country.

Obama, needless to say, has his own reasons for silence. Bahrain hosts the US Fifth Fleet and the Americans don’t want to be shoved out of their happy little port (albeit that they could up-sticks and move to the UAE or Qatar anytime they wish) and want to defend Bahrain from mythical Iranian aggression. So you won’t find La Clinton, so keen to abuse the Assad family, saying anything bad about the al-Khalifas. Why on earth not? Are we all in debt to the Gulf Arabs? They are honourable people and understand when criticism is said with good faith. But no, we are silent. Even when Bahraini students in Britain are deprived of their grants because they protested outside their London embassy, we are silent. CamerClegg, shame on you.

(Source: azspot)

3 years ago
#politics #uk politics #david cameron #nick clegg #bahrain #revolution 
socialisimo:

London, England: Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg speaks to reporters outside his home after his party suffered losses in the local elections and the referendum on the British voting systemPhotograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
3 years ago
#nick clegg #politics #uk politics