Corbyn is recruiting some of the world's most influential left-wing economists to an advisory panel. This is very exciting.
The panel includes Joe Stiglitz, the US Nobel prize-winner, Simon Wren-Lewis, Mariana Mazzucato, Danny Blanchflower and Thomas Piketty.
... loves piggies.
What kind of personality becomes a politician? Not someone who is shy or sensitive I suspect. To think the world, forever more, will be interested in your whole life, past, present and future. Yuk.
I long for a straight talking, honest politician. Do they exist? Does the current system allow for integrity? I am keeping my eye on Corbyn, you never know.
What is it about this image that has caused such pain? Maybe it's the haircut, recent, a cared for child that wasn't meant to die. Maybe it's the white skin, a western child, like ours. Maybe it's the clothes, just like my little boy would have worn. Is it his little body, face down, unceremoniously dumped, like a tyre, by the cruel sea? Maybe it's because it's a 'first', maybe, in time, our minds will get used to lots of little toddlers' bodies face down on the beach. For now, I can't work. My imagination has called a halt to proceedings, no other images bar this one.
The papers warned us, 'this page contains disturbing images' but nothing prepared us for the little Syrian toddler's washed up body on the beach. His poor father lost both children and his wife. We must do something to help. Let them all in I say, just dont try the multicultural angle for a minute longer. Otherwise we'll all be in burkas by 2020.
“The canary bird in the coal mine theory of the arts: artists should be treasured as alarm systems.”
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