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Vera and the hooligans

No, not that Vera. Not the one with the church bazaar dress sense, the tourist board approved shots of Northumberland and this year’s winner of the Robson Green Memorial Award … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Property propaganda and data

Jem wrote brilliantly a couple of days ago about the half witted example a member of the armed forces used to illustrate data matching as an intelligence practice. The first … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

10 things you didn’t know about Operation London Bridge

Operation London Bridge is Buckingham Palace’s code for the slick, smooth running operation that will mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second. The Guardian published a lengthy … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hamfisted Corbyn strikes again

Jeremy Corbyn’s tax return is a mess of a story, and with the characteristic¬† clumsiness that defines his leadership Jeremy Corbyn has turned an open goal into an own goal. … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Like A Man

“The men that I’ve been seeing, baby Got their soul up on a shelf You know they could never love me ‘Cause they can’t even love themselves” Bonnie Raitt – … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

The man at the back

In a small moment that describes our friendship, Jem tweeted me about not realizing ever that Meatloaf’s Bat Out Of Hell could be seen, by some, as a parody of … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fellatio and Far Right Leaders

This post could have been called Milo and the Big Pink Microphone. However, I wanted it to be a little more serious than a post purely about Milo Yiannapoulos’s downfall … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · 2 Comments

Short thoughts on Tony Blair’s racism

In a speech issued today Blair has addressed Brexit in strident tones. Apparently it should be resisted. Quelle surprise, as you might say. The troublesome passage for all those who’ve … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Darker reflections

The news that the second episode of the Fifty Shades of Shite franchise has made it to the cinema screens prompted me to think about what’s wrong with it. One … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

Pop up brothels and pissed off cyclists

Stories about pop up brothels have been around for a while. They’re a staple of the modern breed of lazy journalist who sits in the office pretending that sending off … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

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