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What’s the story?

The Oxfam international aid workers story is blurred, opaque and confusing. The nub of the story according to this Guardian article is “some Oxfam staff working in Haiti in the … Continue reading

February 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dogging the issue

Pamela Stephenson Connolly is one of the better problem page writers working in the modern media. Even expert therapists can go wrong though, and this article about a man with … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Another grooming gang scandal

I can;t wait for the report by Professor Alexis Jay on the latest grooming gang scandal. You know the one – the Presidents Club. It has all the elements. The … Continue reading

January 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why do we have a foreign policy?

This blogpost is shamelessly inspired by reflecting on this article by T Jackson Lears, and by my own thoughts about the determined Atlanticism of the British centre-left, which was partly … Continue reading

January 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Analogy and superficiality

Sunny Hundal, who has a platform all his own in the centre ground of the commentariat approvingly re-tweeted this article into my timeline. I’m sure Hundal endorsed the sentiments of … Continue reading

December 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

A christmas gift for Wagamama

It being a time for giving, I’m going to set aside my snarky instincts and offer some free advice to the management of Wagamama. Yes, Wagamama. In case you haven’t … Continue reading

December 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Men are hating Star Wars for all the right reasons

Contains spoilers for The Last Jedi Star Wars, The Last Jedi has raised the ire of certain quarters of the internet. There is even a petition against it, proving, if … Continue reading

December 23, 2017 · 2 Comments

Your names not on the list….

My gym has communal changing spaces. It was in those spaces that I saw the worst tattoo ever – a man with ‘Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here’ tattooed … Continue reading

December 17, 2017 · Leave a comment


Part of the joy of being in a BDSM relationship with a woman who is cleverer than I am is that she constantly provokes me into thinking about what we … Continue reading

December 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Justice League, a film for our times

contains vague spoilers for justice league Superhero’s always reflect the times, their powers, and flaws, showing the concerns of their creators right back to Frankenstein, the original metahuman story. In … Continue reading

November 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

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