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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 · Leave a 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

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

Not #metoo

The formative experiences of my life between the ages of 11 and 13 were that first a man, then men, and boys, including a classmate from school, were involved in … Continue reading

November 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Michael Fallon’s resignation statement in full

“On Monday I touched her on the ankle, Tuesday I touched her on her knee, On Wednesday I confess, I lifted up her dress, On Thursday I saw it, gor … Continue reading

November 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

A beginners guide to rape complaints for political parties

It’s very simple. Bear in mind that, as a blog, we have a track record of pointing out that political parties and their peripheries are not always safe places. We … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hat tip to Catalonia

Yes, yes, I know but Orwell was sufficiently on trend for his time so we can imagine he’d know what a hat tip is. Anyway, Catalonia. What to say? Apparently, … Continue reading

October 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

The solicitors letter scam

Anyone who’s ever done welfare or debt advice work will know the solicitors letter scam. The solicitors letter scam, in short, is where a debt collector uses the name of … Continue reading

October 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

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