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Monthly Archives: September, 2014

First they came for the Spare Rooms….

One of the most infuriating things if like me you have been campaigning against the bedroom tax is a lie that is trotted out every time a Tory tries to … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Tesco problem

One of the key tenets of management consultancy is to understand exactly what business a company is in. Take Tesco, for instance. It’s a food retailer, no? No. The debacle … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Sunday Sermon; Choice and Responsibility

  No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt There is a problem of social philosophy that you are usually introduced to in your first few … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

To live without regrets

Someone challenged me, in the comments below my letter to my ten year old self, to write a letter to my seventy year old self. How could I do that? … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Outing and storify

An acquaintance got attacked on Twitter today, and questioned as to whether they are real or a sock puppet. There was considerable collateral damage, not least because the fuckwit doing … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Guardians in the mists of time

“For God’s sakes, what’s wrong with you? Venal and evil men are destroying the world you were born in. Can’t you understand that? Why do I see fear in your … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Only Good Girls get to attend Freshers Fair

Go to any working class neighbourhood in the UK where children are playing and it will not be long before you see a preteen girl with toddler on her hip. … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Sunday Sermon; Faith and Doubt

Talking with carter this week he drew my attention to the comments by Justin Welby about his doubts, and how the usual atheist suspects had leapt on them as if … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

Another Country is the Past

please be aware this post discusses rape in a personal context  I have been quiet here this week, and it would be easy to put that down to a busy … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dogging, cottaging and cruising

The excellent Chris Ashford is quoted on the subject of dogging and cruising here, on the BBC website. Now I’ve covered some of my own views about dogging here, and … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

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