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I’m gonna fucking kill you…

Amongst Labour MPs who don’t support Jeremy Corbyn, internet death threats are common currency. They talk about them and some, like the awful Yvette Cooper,use them as an excuse for … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Victoria the Inaccurate

Jem mentioned to me that she’d watched an episode of Victoria, an ITV costume drama. It’s loosely based on the life of the woman who becamse Empress of India, etc…. … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ten of the best

This article tells you what one author thinks about every recorded Bruce Springsteen song. I haven’t the patience or the inclination to do that. Here are the ten that matter … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sex work and careers advice

The more I write, the less often I write, it’s partly a feature of having said many of the things I wish to already. It’s also though that nuance, inhabiting … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

North Korea and the Labour Party

If you believe all we’re told merely gossiping about the leadership of North Korea,in North Korea, is enough to get you executed. I’m not suggesting the latest wave of expulsions … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

Katie, Chris and the crisis of journalism

Do you remember Katie Cutler, or Katie Cutler BEM as she likes to be known now? It now transpires that Katie, while she was busy doing her fundraising work for … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

This is the charter

As a woman who had experienced, through her father’s family, the stigma and oppression of racism, my mother took great care to ensure that her children were able to pass … Continue reading

September 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Are you ready for this thing called…

…gratitude. I know, in your head you could, if you have good musical taste, hear Bonnie Raitt singing Thing Called Love, but love’s not a word I say about Jem, … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · 3 Comments

Sexual Shapeshifters

Sex workers, or at least ones like me who specialise in that most undefinable niche of “girlfriend experience”, are shapeshifters. Part of the trick of selling the experience is judging, … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

First thoughts on Keith Vaz

PhilBC, who is a good writer and thoroughly engaged with Labour politics, has written about the Keith Vaz affair here. For those who’ve missed it, a Sunday paper has decided … Continue reading

September 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

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