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Nazis and Nazagul

The aim of this post is to discuss the lessons we can learn about resistance to fascism from the Lord of the Rings. Even before I start I know there … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fellatio and Far Right Leaders

This post could have been called Milo and the Big Pink Microphone. However, I wanted it to be a little more serious than a post purely about Milo Yiannapoulos’s downfall … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · 2 Comments

Short thoughts on Tony Blair’s racism

In a speech issued today Blair has addressed Brexit in strident tones. Apparently it should be resisted. Quelle surprise, as you might say. The troublesome passage for all those who’ve … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Darker reflections

The news that the second episode of the Fifty Shades of Shite franchise has made it to the cinema screens prompted me to think about what’s wrong with it. One … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

Pop up brothels and pissed off cyclists

Stories about pop up brothels have been around for a while. They’re a staple of the modern breed of lazy journalist who sits in the office pretending that sending off … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

A short proposal with much to be modest about

It is great news that over 1.5M people don’t want Donald Trump to come to Britain on a State visit. When Richard Lewis was hung at Cardiff Prison in for … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

I found more than I was looking for

My collaborator and I have been musing over this blog’s future for a while. It’s been worth musing, because in the process she’s helped me understand this blog’s strength and … Continue reading

January 21, 2017 · 2 Comments

Inauguration Day

There is an urban myth that George Washington was offered the monarchy of America, and turned it down, to become the first president. Watching now the bizarre event called “inauguration” … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ethics in the post Brexit world

The first Guardian article I read about the Trump dossier was a piece questioning the ethics of publishing unverified material. This isn’t of course, a problem that troubles political writers … Continue reading

January 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Kiss me quick

If you stay on twitter long enough you learn about the different types of follows there are, not followers, but follows. Many of you might be familiar with the hate … Continue reading

January 9, 2017 · 5 Comments

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