Sex workers refuse to service bankers…

While banks hold world economy hostage by refusing to lend, spanish sex workers will refuse to offer their service to bankers. Unlike the pasty tax, this is something that will directly hit  financiers. Where it hurts. Maybe the girls in the lapdancing clubs almost exclusively attended by our finance sector could follow suit? When all this…

Orwell Prize longlisting

I got word today that this blog made the longlist for the Orwell Prize 2012. I submitted it at the last minute, because quite honestly I don’t enjoy reading back through it. Not because there aren’t posts in here that I am very proud of(there are)…

Judges needed to accomodate benefit appeals/

In the Telegraph. Yes. This was entirely expected. Because we don’t actually really run the country using the hollow spiteful rhetoric which plays so well in the press. Which is why benefit cut savings, negligible as they were, were never achievable. The difference between cutting what people want and what people need. Public sector spending…

Panic buying hilarity?

I took a bit of a break, and joined in the hilarity about the panic buying of petrol. Made several jokes about it. Then found out the government ACTUALLY advised people to stockpile a flammable liquid. They aren’t that bright are they? The problem with conspiracy theories is they grossly underestimate the stupidity privileged blindness…

Thank god, Labour are on our side after all..

All the Labour Ed’s are standing up for the pasty. They know that in a budget with £10billion hidden welfare cuts, the cruellest cut of all was the attack on the humble pasty. This will help us move on from the agreed erosion of the NHS.  And their affiliated press will now fight the pasty…

Orwell Prize

My old blog lisaansell.posterous.com got longlisted for the Orwell Prize. Which has led to an alarming size of grin. I am figuring out how to put a badge thingy on old blog- but thought would mention here ;-D

Pasty as a global class issue

When I went to Rome, it was endemic. The discrimination against pasties was heartbreaking. Anti-pasti on every menu. Everywhere we went, the division between acceptable cuisine and the humble pasty was there.  Downright hostility and blanket opposition to the humble knobby holdable pie. It has spread to England, and in the budget where £10billion welfare…