Tag Archives: Politics

The Not Quite Ides Of June

So this is awkward. The United Kingdom becomes an even greater laughing stock around the world as Theresa ‘not at all strong or stable’ Maybot clings desperately to the last vestiges of power and pretends that her party didn’t take … Continue reading

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A Week Is A Long Time In Politics

What a complicated system British parliament is. Although two parties generally collect most of the votes during a general election there is no limit to the number of parties who can field candidates and there is nothing to prevent anybody … Continue reading

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The Personal Is Political

Today’s general election strikes me as one of the most important of my life. The rise of personality politics masks the old certainties about ideological bias from various parties while a plethora of right-leaning media moguls (most of whom are … Continue reading

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London 3/6/17: The Worst Terrorists Currently Occupy Downing Street

The weekend’s events in London and the subsequent scramble by one side to make political gains from the deaths of innocents (why yes, Theresa, I do mean you) has reminded me that my own struggles and sufferings are relative, that … Continue reading

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A Letter To The (sub)Prime Minister

Dear Theresa May, You have no right to express sympathy for the dead of any terrorist attack when you continue to ensure that the UK is one of the world’s biggest arms dealers. Terrorism starts with those who provide the … Continue reading

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Problem

The internet will be full to its digital rafters with better informed opinion pieces about the suicide bombing of Ariana Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena last night. Every one of us who mentions it actually adds to the impact … Continue reading

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Oh It’s Written In The Village Rolls…

Life is struggle, some just struggle less than others. To be Darwinian for a moment, eat the poor. No sorry, that’s eugenics, not Darwinism. What I meant to say was that some of us are closer to the bottom of … Continue reading

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