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Monthly Archives: July, 2013

A Summer of Censorship

In a galaxy far far away I used to hang out in a BDSM chat room. It was quite formal in nature, by which I mean that subs used lower … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

A letter to Lord Howell

The desolate north east, despite all the tories have done to it. Perhaps it was a prediction of what he hopes for the future, but he may find it is … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Monday politics

The North South divide is back on the agenda for Andrew Rawnsley. What’s odd about the debate about the north south divide is not the vehemence with which those in … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Review of the Week

Well what a week it has been, it started with a demand the SOMETHING be done about porn, and ended with demands twitter be turned into a garden party for … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Paul Robeson and the future of the internet

I blogged, somewhat sarcastically, about the proposed internet filters, earlier this week. A good test of any proposed legislation is to ask yourself how it will work, and what else … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Class, caravans and Maddie.

Class is apparently a thing of the past in the UK. The Tories say it’s about what you earn, not where you were born, and the fact they were all … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why I am no longer a poet

A friend posted a link on Twitter to Patricia Lockwood’s Rape Joke. I read it during one of those insomniac moments where once, awake at three thirty am, I would … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 3 Comments

Sometimes, I despair

I despair of the commentariat, and of the chatterati below the line. This comment piece about this week’s train disaster in Spain would shame the most inept of bloggers. Out … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Family friendly content filters

Apparently, the Blessed David Cameron, a man in search of a policy initiative, has decided that the default setting for content filters should be on. How this will work, when … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

The N word

Yes, the N word. No. Nyet. Non. The no word. It’s a word that gets intrinsically linked to sex if you’re in a BDSM relationship. You might dress it up … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

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