Tag: editorial

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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Beyond Satire?

President Trump? Brexit? Jeremy Corbyn? Are we living in the post satire era? As reality becomes ever more outrageous, does satire still have any purpose?

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Age of Untruth

The mainstream media declares war on ‘fake news’ – except the ‘fake news’ which appears in their own pages’ Did the media ctually create the ‘post truth’ era it now rails against?

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Political Poison

If Jeremy Corbyn is the answer, what, in God’s name, was the question? Can the Labour party muster sufficient momentum to oust Corbyn and his entryist supporters and take the party back for real Labour voters?

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A Hundred Rants

In celebration of our hundredth issue and our hundredth editorial, we present some classic rants against Tory bastards, middle class kill joys and horrible hipster beards.

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The New Normal?

It’s disturbing how quickly we accept as the norm something which, only a short time before, would have been considered totally unacceptable. I was struck by this thought the other day, as I watched yet another of those TV commercials for a pay day loan company.

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Bad Business

Businessmen – what a bunch of bastards, eh? Yeah, that’s right, I’m dissing businessmen, in fact, I’m being anti-business. Heresy, I know, in today’s political climate where we’re all meant to worship at the feet of the great god of commerce, but the fact is that businessmen and their businesses are no good.

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All Compassion Spent

With a general election due in just a few months, I’d like you all to ask yourselves, what kind of society do we want to live in? One where the most needy are vilified and treated with contempt, or one where we care for our sick and needy through public services devoted to the greater good?

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Nothing is Real

Everything you see in the media is faked, manufactured by those mysterious ‘powers that be’ in pursuit of their sinister and secretive agenda. At least, that’s what those crackpot conspiracy theorists I highlighted in an earlier editorial would have us all believe.

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Feeling Uncharitable

The idea that just because something is for charity, you can get away with serving up any old shit, seems to be prevalent amongst celebrities these days. It displays an incredibly patronising attitude on the part of the participating celebrities- if you want us to donate money, then at least have the decency to put some effort into entertaining us.

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