Despite all the talk of "reopening" and "things going back to normal," the reality is that nothing will ever be the same again. We can never magically return to a pre-covid world. The shadow cast over us by the coronavirus will blanket us for decades to come.
Boris Johnson is in a swirl of scandal. Between his reported comments about lockdown and to businessmen, and his questionable spending of public money, it’s not been a week of building back better for Boris.
Like many things about modern Britain, Christmas is riddled with contradictions. No amount of baubles and tinsel can drown out the nagging feeling that these conflicts — large and small — aren't an unfortunate side-effect but a central feature of the way that our society is structured.
Prolekult’s Camps of Dependence: The Eugenics of Covid Capitalism, Left-Wing Complacency and Disabled Self-Emancipation
Camps of Dependence is essential viewing, not only for shining a light on how the Tories are getting away with what is effectively a social cull, but also because it lucidly sets out a Marxist account of ableism.
The opposition that was needed months ago is still needed, and only grows more urgent by the day. For ‘if we do not stand to change this now, then history will not absolve us’.
Trans healthcare, already woefully inadequate prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, has been stretched to breaking point. The Pandemic has left trans people across Britain without access to essential medical care. We need a socialist system based on bodily sovereignty and informed consent.