Comment left on old blog that deserves a post of it’s own.

Or part of one. I give you Chaminda. ”So for a solution to be workable, it must be too outlandish to have credibility with the public. For it to be credible with the public, it must by necessity be unworkable. Oh, hello there, Joseph Heller. Good to see you. How are things?”   Love it….

Why we are heading into culture wars.

The tactics we are seeing, from the manipulation of media, to the ‘vigils’ outside clinics, to the attempts to undermine doctors and clinics are just political tactics. Trying to engineer culture wars. Right troll. Left respond ineffectively and pretend trolling has substance, and we all get shifted to the right. Unless someone looks at the…

Dear NSPCC

Dear NSPCC, I just watched this. If you can’t make an advert to raise ‘awareness’ of child abuse, which doesn’t need a trigger warning for children, could you stop. Your wilful narrow focus misrepresents a very important source of disclosure for children. In a political climate where so many families are being pushed into stress,…

Peasant tax? Really.

I was sorting some stuff upstairs, half listening to dramatic unfoldings in parliament. A sneaky ass bit of political manouvering, serving up a heavy dose of social control, alongside the nation’s favourite drug. Previewed through the Daily Mail and Guardian in true modern democratic style, the bill was quickly spun as a ‘peasant tax’. We…

The problem with modern politics.

Is this can openly be described as they way a budget is decided. And someone can think this is a coherent way to govern. Snappy 1 line soundbites described as starters or non starters.  Policy derived by wonks on basis of political benefit. I feel safer. This article shouldn’t be called ‘How I knew George Osborne…

50p tax rate?

Who, above the rate of £35k isn’t getting paid using IR35 status? Or whatever it is called now. Minimising your tax obligations is cultural now. The 50p rate serves as little more than a cheap soundbite to advertise us abroad. Or not. Wealth is not contained in wages anymore. Who the fuck gets paid at…