Review of 2010

I sat down to write a review of 2010. And it was too god damn depressing. So am going to review 1996 instead. I had a brilliant year. It was a hot summer. I had a brief but intense relationship with a chef called Alistair- and I passed my Highers(…

Bankers Bonuses and Bookstart.

Bankers are expected to award themselves 7BILLION in bonuses this year. A reward for their fine handling of the economy. Made because their risks are underwritten with our money. In other news Bookstart, which cost the taxpayer 13million and gen…

Cablegate and Snowpocolypse

Snowpocolypse has been here for a couple of weeks, I have given up and accepted that staying warm indoors watching snow from my window and ice on BBCSpeculate24 is the way to go. Octonauts have provided occasional respite from our third ice age. W…

Frank Field’s poverty review. Published on New Statesman.

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE At last, the coalition show their softer side. In the interests of making sure their policies are ‘fair’ for the nation’s poorest children, they have asked Frank Field, Labour MP to conduct a [i…

The students show us how it’s done.

Since the coalition’s emergency budget and spending review, I’ve felt a responsibility to speak loudly about the effect of this economic agenda for women. Partly because I am one of those affected, partly because I know this unrelenting attack…