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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

Powersubs

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

Justice League, a film for our times

contains vague spoilers for justice league Superhero’s always reflect the times, their powers, and flaws, showing the concerns of their creators right back to Frankenstein, the original metahuman story. In … Continue reading

November 25, 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

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