Category: Politics

  • Send in the Clowns

    Send in the Clowns

    The last 24 hours have, it must be said, played out like a Sky Atlantic drama series. As I type this, nothing has actually changed either, except it would appear everything has. Until Clown #1 is out of Number 10, we have seen no actual alteration of the political landscape and as I type this […]

  • This is It

    This is It

    Occasionally it is important to be reminded that hope exists. If you’re unfeasibly rich, happily settled in your life and in no need of anything, it is easy to forget where or even that there is an opposite of that place. So many people live in a perpetual state of fear, discomfort and unhappiness, and […]

  • Adult Education

    Adult Education

    Seeing someone say stuff like this in print will, undoubtedly be considered by many as ridiculous: it’s imagery, anybody can inhabit a character’s mindset. Except… this is something I’ve wondered about for a while. Imagery is important to me, and although it could be conceivable to argue that as a writer I have the ability […]

  • Changes


    I apologise in advance that my blog’s become a bit political. It might last, or not, it will depend on how angry I am and how long it takes for this extraction to heal. Both are fuelling unhappiness, only one can be cured with salt water gargles and time. For the other, therefore, controlled venting […]

  • Reality Bites

    Reality Bites

    This is what Britain has become: an unthinking, propaganda-prone settlement of village idiots voting for the village perverts. — Greg Chatterton, Esq 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇪🇺❄ (@gregchatterton) December 14, 2019 This isn’t what Britain has become. This is what it has always been. After a decade where the ordinary, hardworking people of the country were punished by a […]

  • Games People Play

    Games People Play

    'You're the one who started this argument by disagreeing with me.' I really have had enough of those who, when you challenge that their opinions may not be correct, will result to calling YOU the villain. Fuck off. — 🗿 Sarah Reeson 🎆 Making Gubbins Shine 🗿 (@MoveablePress) September 24, 2019 The world is changing […]

  • Personal Jesus

    Personal Jesus

    Here we are, at the start of a new week: already, there is a feeling of cautious optimism. There is a list of stuff I’d like to do before bedtime. That’s it. No stressing or forcing. Before arriving here there was some progress on written projects, a plan for today’s scheduled work and how I knock […]

  • Your Cheating Heart

    Your Cheating Heart

    England take hand off the throttle in basic misreading of hypotheticals | Barney Ronay — The Guardian (@guardian) June 29, 2018 The national side progressed easily into the last sixteen of the World Cup last night, but they didn’t do it properly. There were no magnificent scenes of victory. Nobody punched the air, except […]

  • If Not for You

    If Not for You

    I would struggle, in my group of friends, to find anybody who considers that the current President of the United States is either a) a good man or b) good at his job. This is not a blog post about what is, however. This appeared from the ‘alternate history’ part of my brain a while […]

  • Ariel


    Whilst on holiday, we had breakfast in the ‘family pub/restaurant’ next to our budget hotel. The deal was very simple: £X for each person, pick a table, then effectively all you can eat until mealtime was over. This concept is brilliant for large families, and clearly relies on at least some people paying for breakfast […]