The head of BBC Westminster has just gone to work for Theresa May. Another door revolves in the corridors of power. Never listen to BS about how the BBC is unbiased – it’s no more so than Gideon Osborne’s Evening Standard. There is no objectivity, only whose side are you on, and when an organisation’s leaders are all but unanimously drawn from the privileged percentiles, it should shock us all but surprise nobody to see one return to his natural habitat.
The French Revolution of May 1968
May 1968 was the greatest revolutionary general strike in history. This mighty movement took place at the height of the post-war economic upswing in capitalism. Then, as now, the bourgeois and their apologists were congratulating themselves that revolutions and class struggle were things of the past. Then came the French events of 1968, which seemed to drop like a thunderbolt from a clear blue sky. They took most of the Left completely by surprise, because, they had all written off the European working class as a revolutionary force.