Current Affairs


Get Angry Over the Wrong Things!

Posted on November 20, 2020

There seems to be a lot of angry people about right now. The problem, as I see it, is a lot of them seem to be getting angry about the wrong things. There is plenty of really bad stuff going down right now, all of which seems to get ignored amongst populist rantings. This week, we have seen people getting irrationally angry about a word in a Pogues song from 1987, what Marcus Rashford chooses to spend his wages on (property, the bastard!) ...

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Where Does Our Public Services Money Go?

Posted on October 5, 2020

I was watching something on the news last night that caught my attention. It was a piece about how the immigration system was failing everyone, including the asylum seekers. I must admit, my interest was apathetic until I saw a big sign at one of the centres with Serco written on it. Serco are everywhere on government contracts and everywhere they seem to perform badly. You would think the government would find this unacceptable, but they ...

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The British Government – Slapstick Comedy

Posted on September 25, 2020

If Brexit were a slapstick 1970’s movie, it would be funny. ‘Carry on Brexit’ would be a fitting title for this utter farce that is more ridiculous than I ever imagined it could be. When we left the union, I thought someone sensible might enter the room and fudge a deal that kept us in the EU in all but name. However, in my gut, there was a feeling that it would be a populist revolution to serve the few, not the many. Who’d have ...

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How Do we Stop the Legitimised Bullshitters?

Posted on September 16, 2020

There is one question that Labour leader, Keir Starmer, must come up with an answer for. Jeremy Corbyn failed to answer that question and so did Ed Miliband. The question is this. How does Starmer marginalise and put a lid on the bullshitters led by Boris Johnson, the King of Bullshitters? Johnson has given these people a voice and legitimised bullshit. Liberated, they have come out in their droves spouting their nonsense at any poor sod who ...

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Race & Prejudice

Posted on June 18, 2020

I have been thinking a lot about racism and prejudice this week. I still don’t know enough about it to be anywhere near an expert. Still, I hope what I am about to write makes sense. The problem as I see it, is there are a lot of people who have convinced themselves they are not racists because they are fundamentally decent. They wouldn’t scream racial obscenities like those morons in London last week; so, in their mind, that means they ...

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