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Someone tell Farron he was not born this way

So after an election campaign when Tim Farron’s views on queer people followed him around, like a bad queerphobic smell he has now resigned. It is not uncommon for leaders … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Two windows

The Queens Speech is often just a matter of political theatre; a chance for the Fancy Dress Wing of British government to have a good day out. This year, for … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

10 hot takes to be going on with

Theresa May has just, at a stroke, rehabilitated the reputations of Tory leaders as rancidly bad as Ted Heath and Ian Duncan Smith. For the Tories this is a moment … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Reasons to be Cheerful

First things first, those who know more than me about polls tell me the chances of a Labour victory on Thursday are zero. The chances of a minority or hung … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thinking it through

My brilliant accomplice in blogging lifted the veil a little on our private dystopia that we have shared over a period of time. She linked that world, a world of … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Searching for Utopia

I read this piece on Utopias by Valery North with interest. It has been a while since someone thought they were being clever with the “would sex work exist in … Continue reading

May 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

Does Jeremy read this blog?

Two years ago Carter and I wrote about the things Labour wasn’t talking about, and that we thought they needed to. I lamented that the party who had stood in … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cycling’s structural problems

Jem forwarded an article to me about black cyclists’ experience of cycling. It was fascinating, but in my opinion missed the point. I’m a cyclist. I pass as white, I’m … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Queerness and categories

We have, with some happiness, returned to our filthy roots on this blog in the last ten days. In the process I’ve been thinking about our unashamed queerness, and what … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

The final word on Rachel Dolezal

There’s a great, almost overly generous interview with Rachel Dolezal here. For new readers who wonder why I’m fascinated and repelled by Dolezal, this old blog might help you understand. … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

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