The Brexit Party and The Independent Group: the crisis of signification

The Brexit Party, Nigel Farage’s latest political vehicle, are apparently dominating the voting intention polls for the upcoming European Elections. Cue shock and outrage. How could this be? How could a party usurp their immediate ancestor, UKIP, a party built through twenty years of creeping cryptofascism, seemingly overnight? Rather than descending into amateur psephology, let’s keepContinue reading “The Brexit Party and The Independent Group: the crisis of signification”

Devolution and its misrepresentations

As is the case whenever he mentions a devolved policy area, there’s a lot of handwringing going on about this tweet from Jeremy Corbyn regarding the National Health Service(s) in the UK: This is the person in charge of our National Health Service. — Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) April 24, 2019 There are criticisms that heContinue reading “Devolution and its misrepresentations”

Adam Price – Wales: The First and Final Colony

Jacques Ranciere’s Aesthetics and its Discontentssuggests that ‘the exploited rarely require an explanation of the laws of exploitation’, and that ‘the dominated do not remain in subordination because they misunderstand the existing state of affairs but because they lack confidence in their capacity to transform it.’ In Adam Price’s Wales: The First and Final Colony,theContinue reading “Adam Price – Wales: The First and Final Colony”