Alan Simpson's Blog

Vanity on the buses: an open letter to Corbyn’s critics.

Much has been written about the role played by Oxbridge students as strike-breakers during the 1926 General Strike.

The Next Financial Crisis: preparing a Labour response

The biggest problem with all the New Labour whinging that surrounds Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell…

Après Paris

Jeremy Corbyn’s Paris’ meeting with Naomi Klein is the closest the Climate Summit will come to the Storming…

Syria: The Devil’s Delusion

Claims that the world can bomb its way towards a sustainable peace are a perilous delusion.

Beyond the limits of charm

He came, he saw, he hugged them. Who would have believed Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell…

The Corbynomics of Energy

Jeremy Corbyn’s energy and climate manifesto -‘Protecting Our Planet’- occupies a different political space…

The election everyone lost

What infuriated me most about this general election was that never has so much been missed by so many.

After Ozymandias: will Labour miss the energy revolution?

…. Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand…

Energy politics ‘after the Milk Round

News of the 25% collapse in Areva’s share values triggered an unexpected sliver of sympathy in me.

Looking for a Piano Man*

This will be the first Labour Conference in the last 1,000 years to take place without Tony Benn.

‘2052’ and a sea of storms.

As the South of England sinks in a morass of flooded homes, or waits for the next river to burst,

M*A*S*H – as ‘smart’ as it gets

Film buffs will remember the stir caused by the release of M*A*S*H in 1970.

UK Energy Market Subsidies

Environmental Audit Select Committee Inquiry: UK Energy Market Subsidies Summary of Conclusions…