This is one of the oddest blogs I’ve ever had to write. It is such an odd story that I hesitated for a long time before writing it. I am only telling the story now because I suspect that what I experienced is a lot more common than we think, and happens to lots of… Read More Lost on the Internet | How I was Stalked On-Line
Before attempting the quiz listen to this piece of music. Nice.
Before attempting the quiz listen to this piece of music
Millwauke, July 18th 2024 Donald Trump accepts the Republican nomination to run for President for the third time. A crowded field of challengers had fallen by the wayside as the GOP base backed their hero. Marjorie Taylor Green held his hand aloft like a victorious boxer as she was announced as his running mate. Together… Read More Trump | The Chattanooga Candidate | Contains bad language and more weird fan art
Poor people waste their money away on takeaways, beauty salons, cafes and dog grooming. The idea of feckless poor people frittering away their meagre incomes is well engrained in our culture. Normally accompanied by calls to make benefits less generous. or conditionality more stringent. Stupid, feckless, and untrustworthy. Mostly it is Conservative politicians and similarly… Read More I want to live like Common People | Spend my money on takeaways, beauty salons and dog grooming
I wrote this before Gary Lineker, David Attenborough and the crazy events of the last 24 hours, but it seems more relevant now, not less. In an email to thousands of Tory supporters this week Suella Braverman blamed “an activist blob of leftwing lawyers, civil servants and the Labour party” for the government’s failure to… Read More Is Britain run by a liberal conspiracy? | What do Conservatives want to conserve?
This weekend is the 5th anniversary of this blog. I started writing it shortly after the Brexit vote. At the time I was running a business on a industrial estate outside Durham, after a long career working in the public sector. I planned to use the blog to write about why the economy looks very… Read More 6 Years of Blogging | Greatest Hits
The 30th January this year was the 75th anniversary of the assainsation of Mohandas “Mahatma” Ghandi. He was shot dead by Nathuram Godse, a right wing Hindu nationalist. Ghandi was a Hindu and made no secret of it, dressing in the saffron robes and shaven head of a Hindu holy man. However Ghandi’s vision was… Read More Ghandi and Modi | Lost Legacy
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