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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

Fake news or bad journalism

Andrew Gilligan has written a piece in the Sunday Times today attacking Mermaids, the wonderful charity that works with families and transgender children. Mermaids have replied here. Mermaids have been … Continue reading

October 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rolespace and rolescapes, not roleplay

As a blog, we have always had a consistent rule against roleplay, in the sense of BDSM. Simply put, we’ve always thought BDSM is both too serious, and too requiring … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Action and realities

As some people will know, this blog is a team effort in the same way that a BDSM relationship is, in our world, a team effort. We’re both aware of … Continue reading

July 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

#ThisBoyCan

Amongst my peer group at school there was a common trope that said, bluntly, that if you let a man fuck you up the arse you became a woman. By … Continue reading

July 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Suffer little children

I went into my local supermarket last night. The till staff were all in football shirts, and rattling buckets for a charity connected with Bradley Lowery. If you’re not from … Continue reading

July 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Defending the wrong thing

Yvette Cooper, in her tendentious and mendacious attempt to re-launch her leadership ambitions and pre-empt a good news story for Jeremy Corbyn (the astonishing turnout at te Durham Big Meeting) … Continue reading

July 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why commissioners should be appointed in Kensington and Chelsea

It seems a no-brainer doesn’t it? The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has lost its Chief Executive, Leader and Deputy Leader. Rather more significantly, it lost them in the … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

How bad can it get?

Since the Grenfell Tower disaster the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have been intent on proving exactly how crap they can be, while still being beyond the reach of … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

We are all Marxists now

According to Michael Fallon £1billion pounds is a small price to pay for preventing a return to violence in Northern Ireland. It’s a fascinating admission from a Tory like Fallon, … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

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