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Harry Paterson

Sabotaging since 1 Jan 2012

Harry is a freelance writer and music journalist based in the UK. He has contributed articles on music, politics, poetry, popular culture and current affairs to many publications, both in print and online. Appearing every month in Powerplay Rock and Metal Magazine, he also writes for Classic Rock, Bass Guitar Magazine and Soundsphere Magazine, among others. He is currently hard at work on his first book, a history of the miners’ strike in Nottingham. Scheduled for release in 2014, the 30th anniversary of the dispute. Originally from Alloa in Scotland, he now lives in Nottingham, England, with his wife, freelance photographer, Sue, two of their three kids and four cats. He plays guitar badly, stud poker erratically, chess with a growing consistency and eight and nine-ball pool with a degree of proficiency. He also loves Indian food, anything from the Laphroig distillery, Alloa Athletic and books. Passionately. Oh, and the symphonies of Gustav Mahler. Equally passionately. Go figure….

My Articles

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Politics

“Rockets Into Israel Are The Legitimate Resistance Of A Desperate People”

Liberal Pacifists Are The New Enemy Of Palestine.

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UKIP: Basically The BNP (In Waxed Jackets & Wellies)

The Subway debacle and subsequent outrage proves that we are frightened and vulnerable – but voting UKIP is not the answer…

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5 Myths About Arthur Scargill And The Miners’ Strikes That Simply Aren’t True

The miners’ strike is thirty years old this week. Neither before or since has there been an industrial dispute of the scale, duration and impact of that seismic struggle. As with most working class history, however, the truth has been buried under an avalanche of smears, distortions and outright lies.

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People

RIP Bob Crow: The Working Class Has Lost One Of Its Great Defenders

He dedicated his life to the fiery condemnation of Etonian capitalism with an unshakeable commitment to his members and the working class. Bob Crow, you will be remembered fondly.

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Politics

Soldiers Are Not Heroes

Consider this: the army is built up of hundreds of thousands of men and women. Just being a soldier doesn’t make every single one of them a hero…

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How The Royal Family Is Destroying Britain

How the hell anyone can be proud of the Queen’s squalid, mean-spirited and patronage-ridden feudal-backwater we call the UK is beyond my imagination…

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People

Farewell Comrade Mandela: Now Steel Yourselves For Vomit-Inducing Hypocritical Sanctimony

Breaking rocks in the hot sun; he fought the law and the law won. Fortunately, for all of us, that victory – while long-lasting – was nevertheless only ever temporary, let’s hope the crap spouted by Cameron et al dies down quickly….

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If The Daily Mail Represents British Values We Should All Be Proud To Hate Britain

The paper supported the Nazis, Moseley’s blackshirts, met with Hitler and the fascism is still evident today. Ralph Miliband, we salute you…

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Vodafone’s £12bn Tax Avoidance & The Disgusting Truth About The Class War

While the poor and disabled are tagged as benefit scroungers the big corporations are allowed to carry or regardless…

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Politics

Woolwich: This Is Just The Beginning If We Don’t Pull The Troops Out Of Afghanistan

Yesterday’s events were horrific, but don’t be part of the problem with EDL and the right-wing loons, be part of the solution and convince the Government they have to step in…

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Life

The Boston Bombs: Why Are Western Lives Deemed More Important Than Arabic Ones?

The events of Monday were tragic, but no more tragic than the 55 lives lost to IEDs in Iraq…

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Politics

Margaret Thatcher’s Obituary: The Triumph of Greed

Ding dong the witch is dead, and of course the Tories are planning a state funeral for her. Here’s a look back at the carnage and split decisions that the first British female PM caused in her lifetime…

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The Best Way To Deal With Margaret Thatcher’s Legacy Is To Kill It

Margaret Thatcher is dead. No doubt now we’ll have to deal with people claiming she made Britain. She didn’t, and we should all turn our backs on her funeral cortege in silence as it drives by…

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Politics

The Daily Mail: Using Human Tragedy To Push Their Vile Class Agenda

Of course Mick Philpott is a hideous individual, but he is as representative of the poor as Hans and Eva Rausing are of the rich…

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Why Scotland Should Vote ‘Yes’ to Independence

Dissolve the four hundred year unity of the crowns, throw out the British influence and let Scotland be independent! Because let’s be honest, the Brits have hardly worked things out…

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Life

It’s Time Catholics Were Held Accountable For The Sins Of Their Leaders

The new Pope has inevitably turned the spotlight back on the Catholic Church, but isn’t about time the whole sordid shebang was toppled?

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Music

The Beatles At 50: Why I Hate The Fab Four

I hate The B*atles. There. I’ve said it. If that’s a little vague, ambiguous or confusing, permit me to clarify and elaborate; I loathe the Fab Four with every fibre of my being. In fact, the strength of my feelings, regarding the world’s first boy band, probably borders on the pathological…

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Life

Azhar Ahmed And Scott McHugh: A Tale Of Two States

Azhar Ahmed’s comments about the deaths of soldiers make difficult reading, but to charge him with a racially aggravated offence when he said nothing racist is worrying…

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Film

Deep Inside The World Of Vladimir Putin

Moving from ally to ally in the political world, Vladimir Putin is anything but a conventional politician – but what will he do next? Only time will tell…

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