Happy New Year

The Queen told us that 2009 has been a year to forget, but we beg to differ. It was, after all, the year that saw the launch of the hottest new political website since the Tory Party joined the digital age.  So The Third Estate would like to wish all our readers a very happy […]

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Christmas in the Holy Land

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“There will be blood “: Austerity and Democracy in Greece and The Eurozone

It is rare to hear  government ministers predicting revolt. Yet in recent days, the Minister for Labour in Greece’s social-democratic government has done just that. Mr Lomberdos has warned that the package of austerity measures that his government are poised to implement  will lead to “blood”. Already Greece has seen strikes and occupations. Like Britain, […]

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2010: The Year in Politics (possibly)

In a recent email to the rest of this blog’s editors, Jacob requested, in his usual forthright fashion, that we refrain from writing ‘pseudo-insightful piece[s] based around new years’ resolutions’, so I’m not going to do that. However, because it’s Boxing Day (at the time of writing), because I’m full of too much wine and […]

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Let”s not go back to ‘good old fashioned banking’

A few days ago I saw the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life. Those farmiliar with the film will know that it is pertinent in some ways to the situation today. Essentially it the plot revolves around George Bailey who runs a small “buildings and loans” company valiantly helping working class members of the community […]

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Happy Christmas from The Third Estate

Despite being a site largely run by ethnics, Jews, atheists, heathens and very bad Muslims, The Third Estate would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas. This time next year, we’ll be living in a communist utopia. www.salmanshaheen.com

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Some other political and semi-political songs that made it big

It really was excellent to see RATM hit the top of the charts. If you caugth the interview on BBC radio, you would have heard the band – in the face of patronising questions about whether they hated Simon Cowell – try valiantly to hitch the event the broader political issues. Zack de La Rocha […]

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In praise of Gareth ‘Alfie’ Thomas by a Welsh communist and rugby lover

This is a guest post by Ben Lewis. It is rare in the news that you read or see something that cheers you up. The far left press’s eternal Panglossianism – occasionally tantamount to self-delusion – does not count in this respect. Overwhelmingly, it serves to maintain a pseudo-reality in which the bosses are really […]

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Thou Shalt Not Steal

‘Tis the season for rampant consumerism, and given that I live within spitting distance of the new Westfield shopping centre in London – a place where people actually put on their ‘Sunday Best’ to worship at the temple of ‘fashion’ – I have more than my fair 12 days share of  festive reminders. I’m not […]

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Eastenders: yet another ethnic cliche

Whenever I tell people I watch eastenders they are shocked. Believe it or not I don’t spend my life reading Das Capital. Yet right now it seems to be ethnic cliche season. We’ve already since the Mitchells’ christmas ruined by a vicious debt collector with a conspicuously Jewish surname (“the name’s Issaacs”). Now we have […]

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