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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

A short proposal with much to be modest about

It is great news that over 1.5M people don’t want Donald Trump to come to Britain on a State visit. When Richard Lewis was hung at Cardiff Prison in for … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

I found more than I was looking for

My collaborator and I have been musing over this blog’s future for a while. It’s been worth musing, because in the process she’s helped me understand this blog’s strength and … Continue reading

January 21, 2017 · 2 Comments

Inauguration Day

There is an urban myth that George Washington was offered the monarchy of America, and turned it down, to become the first president. Watching now the bizarre event called “inauguration” … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ethics in the post Brexit world

The first Guardian article I read about the Trump dossier was a piece questioning the ethics of publishing unverified material. This isn’t of course, a problem that troubles political writers … Continue reading

January 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Kiss me quick

If you stay on twitter long enough you learn about the different types of follows there are, not followers, but follows. Many of you might be familiar with the hate … Continue reading

January 9, 2017 · 5 Comments

Jeremy Corbyn’s Slow Marching Band

Younger readers, (and, arguably, those with good musical taste) may not be acquainted with the musical output of Jethro Tull. On an album in the early 80s they featured a … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Red Riding Quartet

For the last of my seven books in eight days I’m going to cheat. Four books, not one, make up the Red Riding Quartet by David Peace, and are the … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

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