There was a time when Labour could have, along with other opposition parties, voted to keep free movement alive, or get a second referendum that may have kept the UK in the EU. That time has passed. If Labour are to succeed now, the they must not support freedom of movement. They must accept the … Continue reading Labour’s Dilemma
Certainly a leader's ideology matters, as do their policies. But we must not forget the importance of intelligence. People who are not capable of the challenge of leading a country should not be in charge. The fact that someone as thoughtless, incoherent and delusional as Donald Trump ss the president of the United States is … Continue reading Stop Voting for Idiots!
(fiction) Ah, Mr Cummings. I must confess, my dear reader, a certain level of admiration for our neoteric inquisitor. He has - unbelievably I know - been in post a mere one hundred and seventy-three days. In this time we have experienced the first Johnson administration, famous for suffering fifteen defeats in its first fifteen … Continue reading The Devilish Mr Cummings
Hope drives all sorts of things - belief in God, belief that tomorrow will be better than today, belief that there is a technological or policy solution to humanity's existential problems. It makes you see yourself at a far off future dinner party, telling your eager friends how you got that amazing job you always … Continue reading Boris Johnson’s Path to a Majority
From the sooty shanties of Kensington to the overflowing burial mounds of Hyde Park, all one hears of in London today is The Beast. This flesh-eating Lusus Naturae, currently overflowing both the underground network and the world's oldest functioning sewage system, is even the maxime popularis of tight-lipped respectable ladies in what is left of … Continue reading The Beast
I haven't ever done life drawing before. Here are a couple of quick drawings I did of some friends. At first I was reluctant to do it but I ended up having a lot of fun.
Right now, as I write this, I am sad. There is moisture in my head. My lips are heavy. If I were to stand a force greater than gravity would make me sit. We are all sad at different times for different reasons. We are recharging. We are grieving. We are afraid for a future … Continue reading On Sadness
Sheilegh had found her. She knew her large nose and thick black eyebrows. She crossed the pond and spoke to the younger woman. "I'm you from the future! I'm here to save your life!" Sheilegh said. The younger woman looked at her expectedly. She had to say something good. "You have ADHD. You can't change … Continue reading Mirror
"I don't like being a young man" it thought. But then it wondered. Was it really being a young man that it didn't like? Or did it dislike the feeling of uncertainty that all decision-making creatures have from time to time? Perhaps it was decision itself the creature did not like. "I might have made … Continue reading Tunnel
That's what he had said. In the dark. Close. Under the covers. His arm around my waist. His head on my hair. He breathes quietly. What is he dreaming? Fucking hell. "I don't want you to be happy." Why would anyone say that? Why would anyone think that? I can feel my heart beating in … Continue reading “I don’t want you to be happy.”