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Monthly Archives: February, 2015

Needles and Pins.

And get down on my knees and pray, that they go away And still it begins, needles and pins Because of all my pride, the tears I gotta hide Needle … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Helpless Ed and tuition fees

As I write Ed Miliband is announcing Labour’s plans to cut university tuition fees. It is common ground amongst the chatterati that Ed is an inept and ineffectual leader. Yet … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

I am a second class citizen

I live in rural England, in a county where rural means formerly industrial, Around every corner there’s a former mine, or brewery or factory. What were once railway lines, the … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

You had one job…

You know the meme. It features an obvious fuck up, and is captioned ‘You had one job…’ It was funny, originally. Now, thanks to, Jack Straw and Malcolm Rifkind, it’s … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Abortion and another attack on women’s* bodies.

You may have seen the Abortion Rights Network press release on the amendment to further criminalize sex selective abortions in the UK being debated today. (It is important to say … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 4 Comments

Fifty Shadesof Life on Mars – Part Twenty

ANA is slumped down amongst the pillows on her bed. Her back is turned to VERA. VERA: It’s wrong to leave a story unfinished Ana, even if only you and … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fifty Shades of Life on Mars – Part Nineteen

BROOK and VERA are standing outside the hospital ward. BROOK is holding a manila file. BROOK: I hate doing death knocks. This one must be the worst ever though. VERA: … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fifty Shades of Life on Mars- Part Eighteen

GREY is pacing the length of a cell. His paper overalls are tatty and disheveled; for the first time his hair appears unkempt and he is unshaven. We see HUNT … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fifty Shades of Life on Mars – Part Seventeen

VERA is sitting besides ANA’s bed. She is immaculately dressed, and it is obvious that the bed is in a hospital ward. She is telling a story in a sing … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Eye wounding erections

It’s hard to ignore a pseudospat about public art that involves the words ‘eye-wounding erection.’ Jonathan Jones doesn’t like Newbiggin’s Couple, a monumental sculpture offshore from Newbiggin beach.According to Jones … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

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