Tag Archives: Politics

R Souls

Reluctance. Why that’s an R word, isn’t it Big Bird? We love R words. Rumination. Riots. Ringworm. Republican. Oh, not that one. It is with reluctance that I have emerged into the world today. And with a small list of … Continue reading

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Outside It’s America*

If you sing that Bambi song about the drippy droppy April showers to the tune of ‘Summertime’ it’s ironic. And an accurate description of August in the UK. Europe has been basking in a heatwave so overwhelming that fears for … Continue reading

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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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