Category: Editorial

Political Shake Up

Who would have thought that a milkshake being thrown over a neo fascist could be condemned as being on a par with a terror attack? But that’s what some people would have you believe after a recent spate of such incidents over the past couple of weeks…

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Downwardly Mobile

Make no mistake, with plummeting living standards and the neo-feudalism of zero hours contracts replacing actual, secure, jobs covered fully by employment laws, we’re living in a society where the wealthy and privileged are firmly back in the ascendancy…

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White and Wrong?

As soon as David Lammy used the term ‘White Saviour Syndrome’ with regard to certain Comic Relief celebrities, the reaction was inevitable: the ludicrous allegation that Lammy is being racist for condemning white people trying to capitalise on their charity ‘work’…

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The Past Year Forgotten

We look back at the year past – or would if we could remember any of it. From phantom drones to Brexit turmoil, 2018 is vaguely recalled, but any predictions for 2019 are roundly rejected.

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Outdated Sexual References

Apparently these days people need to be warned that the past was different from the present. The TV schedules are full of shows with the premise of: ‘Wasn’t TV horrible in the past?’ They are full of micro celebrity millennial types looking aghast at the terrible racism and sexism on display in the carefully chosen clips of seventies TV programmes they’ve just been shown…

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In the Public Interest?

“Honestly your Honour, I was acting in the best interests of the local community when I burned down my eighty five year old neighbour’s garden shed. I had very reliable information from a bloke down the pub that he was actually running a drug factory from there…”

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The Queen is Dead, Hurrah!

So, I was reading the other day as to how when the Queen finally shuffles off this mortal coil, we’ll get two extra bank holidays: one for the funeral, one for the coronation of her successor. Which means that we’ll have to hope that she pops her clogs during the Summer so that we’ll have the best chance of being able to fully enjoy these extra days off…

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Not From the Future

Time travelling frauds and flat earth idiots – why does our media continue to promote these crackpots? Should we be happy to allow the mentally ill to be exploited by the press? After all, it isn’t fair on them, it certainly isn’t fair on readers to continually be served up their fantasies rather than real news.

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Groping for the Apocalypse

What has befuddled me from the start over this whole groping apocalypse is the way in which much of the media professes mystification as to what fuels such attitudes to women. Really? Have you seen your own content of late?

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A Question of Class

What is it about the world of gambling which attracts the wealthy? Why is it depicted as a past time for the wealthy, but an addiction for the workers? Is it all a question of class?

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Five Days in Bed

You’d think that five days spent in bed would represent some kind of paradise. Particularly to someone like me, who enjoys their bed. But when it is enforced by illness, it quickly becomes a kind of Hell. Having spent the better part of what was meant to be a week off of work largely confined to bed thanks to a cold which just wouldn’t let go, I can honestly say that it ruins the bed experience.

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Artificial Idiocy

Right now, my inbox is just full of people making demands of me. What is it with the constant attempts to get you to give ‘feedback’ on everything you do online, every site you visit. When did the web become so needy?

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