Donald Trump and the Redneck Dream

Posted on March 15, 2016

Every time I think about writing something regarding Donald Trump, I decide to wait a little longer as I am probably only a week or so away from him doing or saying something even more outrageous than ever as he goes about the business of making Hitler look like a Liberal. Being from the United Kingdom, what I do find hard to understand is whether there is a genuine threat that he will become the next President of the United States. My ...

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Remembrance Hijacked by the Right-Wing Media

Posted on November 9, 2015

When I saw the right-wing media using the remembrance Sunday service to once again, try to discredit Jeremy Corbyn, I wondered whether it could be a turning point in the minds of the British public. Yet again we saw the poppy fascists leap all over Corbyn, supposedly because of an alleged half-hearted bow. This, despite the fact that when the cameras had all gone home and other MP's had dispersed to a VIP lunch, he was spotted applauding and ...

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The Tale of Guy Fawkes

Posted on November 5, 2015

When I was a kid, bonfire night or Guy Fawkes night was an invite to Withey's house to watch my Dad or Terry Withey making a nonsense of the theory that you never return to an apparently dud firework. All we really knew about Guy himself was that he plotted to blow-up parliament and was apparently a bit of a traitor, rather than 17th-century proof that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. Of course, with the advent Google ...

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Remembering the Russians – West We Forget

Posted on May 12, 2015

When I was at school, modern history was one the few things that really interested me really. I was respectably good at English, art and geography, mediocre at religious education, biology and home economics (though I made a mean fruit salad) and unspeakably bad at mathematics, technical drawing, chemistry and physics. In fact I was so bad at maths and the sciences, if I had put the results of all three together, I would have still been ...

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Richard III – Proof That Britain is a Land of Subservient Air Heads

Posted on March 27, 2015

For a forty something bloke who likes nothing better than to vent his spleen with the written word, this week has been an utter classic of our time. Not content with championing a man dismissed by the BBC for a sustained verbal and physical assault on a junior employee, we then had people on the Radio discussing counselling for children who found the departure of a kid from a pop band just too traumatic to take. I don't know what kids in ...

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