Long posts.

I use my blog as a place to explore ideas.  Sometimes a long post is just me ejecting what it is in my head, and then once it is up here it is up here. And I can go back to it. It’s the equivalent of me stretching my legs. If you trip over a…

Double Dip Depression..

Double dip recession? Gross underestimation of the number and scale of dips. Stagnation betwixt could never have been described as a recovery convincingly, and we have shovelled everything into keeping inflated the bit of the economy that is broken.  The government deliberately shrank the economy and now we are gobsmacked by the news .. that…

Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize

Grinning a lot, and can’t tell you how chuffed I am. Which is probably not a good sign considering it’s a writing competition. I am now going to attempt to add the badge.

My response to Mona Eltahawy’s statement that Arab Men hate women.

Yes, and western governments like it that way. Cos they do too. An international, institutional indifference borne of the same feeling. Western politics needs Arab women to be nothing more than headscarfs and hymen in discussions which avoids examination of the inequality the economic system we impose, exploits. We exploit the same inequality domestically for…