Blog Archives

Oi, You Pretty Things!

Watching the full 15 minutes that the death of David Bowie was accorded on BBC’s News At Ten it occurred to me that while we all might get our 15 minutes of fame, very few of us will get our

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Culture, Politics

Rubens Has Been Shot (Again)!

I love history – and I love historical monuments. I love the feeling of walking in the footsteps of people hundreds and thousands of years past and the feeling of connection and continuity you get. But the outcry over the

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Culture, Knowledge, Politics, Power, Religion, Wealth

The Only Church That Illuminates…

For many years it seems us secularists have been too timid in our defence of our liberties. Despite people of no religious views now forming the second largest religious classification in the UK (after the largely nominal followers of the

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Culture, Inequality, Knowledge, Politics, Power, Religion

We’re Class Traitors & We Do What We Want

I have no interest in the last minute wheeler-dealing that’ll see another ageing star looking for one last pay day at Harry’s Home For Retired Workhorses. In fact I don’t care about any of it. We’ve been there and done

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Culture, Inequality, Sport, Wealth

Hello Pussycat. Why’ve You Got Your Head In A Bucket?

This week I have found myself feeling like the Smash robots observing the more bizarre aspects of human behaviour. The Ice Bucket Challenge has reportedly now raised over £48M. Whilst this is undoubtedly a partial testament to human generosity it

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Culture, Health, Inequality

YOUR England Can Never Be OUR England

YOUR England is a place of inequality; of fear, hate and abuse; of institutionalised sexism and exploitation of women: A place where it is better to blame the victim than to stand up to the bully; A place where workers

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Culture, Nationalism, Politics

Of Gove and Gramsci: A Battle for Hearts and Minds

Of Gove and Gramsci: A Battle for Hearts and Minds. An excellent article from the Norwich Radical.

Posted in Class, Culture, Knowledge, Politics, Power

Ip Dip Bullshit

I am unequivocal in my opposition to censorship so I will not challenge Jeremy Clarkson’s right to spout whatever shit pops into his vile and hateful mind. I do however, object to a large chunk of the license fee (reportedly

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Culture, Inequality, Politics

Land and People

I love and respect the land I was born in but I do not recognise the artificial borders dictated by kings and politicians. I take pride in the achievements of my ancestors, my brothers and sisters. I celebrate the accumulated

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Culture, Nationalism, Politics

Us Dreads

Originally posted on standupandspit:
In I981 the English Centre Poetry Competition got thousands of poems from Inner London Education Authority schools. In 1982 several were published in a book, City Lines. The book is collectable today mainly for some of…

Posted in Class, Culture