Jeremy Hardy thinks… about electability
'MPs are stuck in 1997, waiting for a charismatic, Blair-like messiah, but without the bloodshed'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Lexit
'The left case for Brexit was an interesting exercise, a bit like a Marxist review of The Very Hungry Caterpillar or one of those games where you work out whether it would be better to have no arms or no legs'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the language around Corbyn
'After winning an open contest with massive support, Corbyn has been accused of "seizing power"...'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Trident
'Nuclear weapons cannot be seen purely as a source of jobs'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about solidarity
'Not many people would stand by and watch someone drown if they had the chance to rescue them, but that is what Europe’s governments are doing'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the Labour leadership
'The highlight began when it looked as though Corbyn could win, and continued thereafter'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Tony Blair
'No, it’s not time to rehabilitate Tony Blair.'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the next coalition
'Coalition is not a box on the ballot paper. No one elected the last one'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about being English
'I am reasonably confident that my attitude to my Englishness is quite healthy, so let me share it'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about what makes politicians tick
'I haven’t socialised with senior politicians, but I’ve hung out with the insane and I can reveal that they believe their own lies completely'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about faith
'Attacks on mosques are not mere vandalism, and attacks on the word Islam are not mere theological critiques'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about sexism
'I don’t think "sexism" is a strong enough word... what we’re looking at is deep and aggressive misogyny'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the union
'It’s always an intellectual fudge for the left, whereby folksy, blood-and-soil nonsense is inspiring up until the moment of independence but no further'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the economy
'Osborne looks like a man who can’t believe his luck'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about characters
'Today’s politicians are boring. Perhaps that’s why they get away with so much'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about war
'The thing we should know by now is that unpicking their motives doesn’t really help to demolish their case'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the state
'Not the state we like, which is about schools and hospitals, but the other one'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about people’s concerns
'Most people are not cold-blooded and are quite shocked when they learn how low benefits actually are'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the right to exist
'We’d all say a person has a right to a home, but we wouldn’t say their home has rights.'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about entitlement
'Well might we muse upon the entitlement of a chancellor who, upon his father’s passing, will be titled'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the death of the coalition
'Conservatives have never truly been convinced by this country’s experiment with universal suffrage'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about competition
'Did sibling rivalry make you happy? Would you like to be treated by a more competitive doctor?'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about greed
'In a market-driven society, it is a tribute to human decency that anyone behaves with any morals at all'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the press
'The fact the country is not overrun with lynching parties must mean not all readers take the papers seriously'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the jubilee
'Do we really want the bother of an elected president? Isn’t a Windsor a familiar and convenient alternative?'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Margaret Thatcher
'I have no wish to speak ill of the dead, even when they are still alive'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about a planned economy
'Millions of people have mind-numbing and soul-destroying jobs manufacturing crap we don’t need'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Ed Miliband
'The reason he’s terrified is that he knows in his heart that capitalism doesn’t work'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about hating the Tories
The Tories have taken on human form, which is when they’re at their most dangerous

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the royal wedding
We are all products of our environment, unless you believe everything is hereditary, which I suppose you do if you’re a prince