All articles by: Joy Johnson

Undercurrents

Published: July 18, 2017
Written by Joy Johnson

Have you seen that cinema advert that shows us how we could make our life even easier if we went cashless? The run up for a movie to start is …

Undercurrents

Published: June 16, 2017
Written by Joy Johnson

Theresa May, as Prime Minister, has done what so many politicians have done in the past – believed her own propaganda and the assurances of yes people that surrounded her. …

Undercurrents

Published: May 23, 2017
Written by Joy Johnson

It is a truism that we always think our present is the best or the worst, depending on the circumstances – it usually isn’t. This time, however, I really do …

Undercurrents

Published: March 27, 2017
Written by Joy Johnson

We have a government in chaos; a Prime Minister giving all the impression of being spooked from making her big decision on Article 50 by Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement on a …

Joy Johnson: Undercurrents

Published: December 19, 2016
Written by Joy Johnson

It’s short. It’s sharp. Fits a hashtag. A headline. It’s genius. And the remainers don’t have an equivalent to a single word that sums up the biggest decision we’ve undertaken – Brexit. …

Undercurrents

Published: October 25, 2016
Written by Joy Johnson

Become a Deliveroo rider and “pick up a ton of perks to sweeten the deal, like discounts with Apple and Vue Cinema on top of your self-employed £16 an hour …

Undercurrents: Joy Johnson

Published: September 26, 2016
Written by Joy Johnson

At last Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Question Time (PMQs) Jeremy Corbyn heard a sound that up until then had been absent from the Commons Chamber – the sound of cheering from …

Undercurrents – Joy Johnson

Published: August 10, 2016
Written by Joy Johnson

Leave,  the European Union campaign, had to have a rhetorical device that would destroy the status quo. If not, as is usual with referendums and the binary choice, which isn’t …

Undercurrents – Joy Johnson

Published: July 11, 2016
Written by Joy Johnson

In a few weeks’ time Theresa May may well be leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister. She was a Remainer but you’d never know it as she didn’t …

Undercurrents – Joy Johnson

Published: June 12, 2016
Written by Joy Johnson

As soon as the EU Out campaign was dubbed Brexit, you could hear ­broadcast journalists salivating with unadulterated pleasure.

Undercurrents – Joy Johnson

Published: April 16, 2016
Written by Joy Johnson

There is a global power elite whose members owe no loyalty to nation states. They owe no loyalty to our health service, our education system, or even our industrial heartlands.

Undercurrents – Joy Johnson

Published: February 19, 2016
Written by Joy Johnson

David Cameron has been touring ­European cities negotiating for a so-called reformed European Union – and doesn’t it make you feel shame?

Humanity

Published: December 4, 2015
Written by Joy Johnson

With reference to Emma Lazarus’ famous poem on the huddled masses

Joy Johnson

Published: October 23, 2015
Written by Joy Johnson

Tories’ Redcar shame and their tax credit calumnies

Joy Johnson

Published: September 26, 2015
Written by Joy Johnson

We can agree to differ but not on showing solidarity

Joy Johnson

Published: September 25, 2015
Written by Joy Johnson

We can agree to differ but not on showing solidarity

Joy Johnson

Published: July 10, 2015
Written by Joy Johnson

Greece gives heart to those feeling the lash of austerity

Joy Johnson

Published: May 15, 2015
Written by Joy Johnson

We need to go forward – and not back to Blairism

Joy Johnson

Published: March 21, 2015
Written by Joy Johnson

Rabid right throws all bar kitchen sink at Miliband