UKIP has become a standard against which one can define oneself as non-racist, progressive, intelligent, moderate, and so on. But there is something missing from this discursive machine that produces political subjects. And that something is Thanet.
There has been much debate in the media over the publication of disturbing ISIS videos. But there has been less attention paid to the other victim in these videos: critical thought and analysis.
Syriza’s victory marks the return of hope to the European left. But does this result have meaning for the UK, even for those whose politics are situated outside of parliamentary parties?