How’s Your Lockdown?
Prime Minister Johnson (still feels wrong to say that—how did that man become PM?) announced that life as the UK knew it was being put on hold for the time being back on 23rd March.
Left v Right
There was a conversation on the Radio this morning which, for me, perfectly illustrated the difference between left-wing and right-wing views of the world.
A Message to the People of the USA
I’d like to say something to the folks across the pond who are feeling the kind of shock, disappointment and, yes, even anger, that I felt on the morning of June 24th. Democracy sucks. It’s a flawed system and sometimes you don’t get the result you want or expect. But it’s the best system we […]
100 Days to Go #GE2015
Today represents 100 days until the UK General Election of 2015. Which means we still have three months of this sort of cringe-worthy political squirming as seen when Andrew Neil interviewed Natalie Bennett, leader of the Greens on his Sunday Politics show yesterday Actually, it’s worth watching even if you’re not interested in British Politics […]
4 Months of This…
I saw this, frankly, brilliant meme on twitter yesterday. it pretty much sums up what the next four months are going to be like for us Brits. I feel really quite depressed about the following sentence. I’m not looking forward to this election campaign one little bit. This how I feel. I can’t help it […]
All of a (Shaving) Lather
Am I offended by the new Gillette advert? No. Does it really bother me all that much? No. So why write about it? Well, everyone else seems to have an opinion on it, so why not. I saw it on twitter last night, but if you have no idea what advert I mean, you can […]
In 2015, when Britain voted for a right-of-centre Conservative majority that no one had predicted, there were protests on the street from left-wingers. In June 2016 when Britain voted to leave the EU when no one expected it, left-wingers were on the streets protesting. And now that Trump has been elected President when no one […]
The Mother of all Laughing Stocks
It’s sometimes (erroneously) referred to as “The Mother of All Parliaments”, can claim to date back to the late 1200’s and it’s the model for parliamentary democracy in large portions of the world (primarily the Commonwealth countries that gained independence from the British Empire). But today, at around 4:30pm, The House of Commons in the Palace of […]
The End of Page 3? Nope, Not Yet #page3isback
Well, it looks like The Sun played a huge joke on the rest of The Media and the #nomorepage3 campaign. This was tweeted earlier this evening. Tomorrow's #Page3… pic.twitter.com/pzyZ7Qhe9N — The Sun (@TheSun) January 21, 2015 Well, you know what they say, no publicity is bad publicity – that 2nd pic showing a close-up of […]