April general election competition

Mark Perryman
12 April 2010

Philosophy Football have ransacked the lyrics of David Cameron's favourite song for what we think is a spot-on analysis of his party's politics. Or as the lyric's author, Paul Weller, put it when he heard of 'Call me Dave's' liking for his Eton Rifles.  "Which part of it didn't he get? It wasn't intended as a fxxxing jolly drinking song for the cadet corps." Available from we have 5 to be won in our April competition.

In Eton Rifles what was it suggested 'puts hairs on your chest'  ?  

To enter email your answer with name, address, preferred T-shirt size, to [email protected]  Entries close 30 April, no purchase necessary to enter.

Congratulations! To Ujjwal Banerjee, Tony Daly, Gianluca Eramo, Helen Johnson and Bob Owen. All winners of an Arundhati Roy T-shirt in our March competition, also available from

Is it time to pay reparations?

The Black Lives Matter movement has renewed demands from activists in the US and around the world seeking compensation for the legacies of slavery and colonialism. But what would a reparative economic agenda practically entail and what models exist around the world?

Join us for this free live discussion at 5pm UK time (12pm EDT), Thursday 17 June.

Hear from:

  • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Author of Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership
  • Esther Stanford-Xosei: Jurisconsult, Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe (PARCOE).
  • Ronnie Galvin: Managing Director for Community Investment, Greater Washington Community Foundation and Senior Fellow, The Democracy Collaborative.
  • Chair, Aaron White: North American economics editor, openDemocracy
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