Swarms

When you write in tune with the twitter bubble. You self censor. Because you know that one misplaced word can bring swarming extensions of our political media culture crashing down on your head. In political debate that demands that  women, the ill, the sick, people with disabilities, bearing the brunt of deleveraging, risk abuse every…

Jubilee celebrations made by mum

I am being Jubileed to death. I am being Olympic’d to death. I am being ‘Queen rolled out again’, and I am running out of red white and blue clothes to fashion into costumes for a 5 year old. I do not wish to make coronation chicken and yet that is exactly what I will…

Localism vs welfare

This piece in the Telegraph raises some interesting points. A lot of years ago, I worked on the pilot for Jobcentre plus. It was called ONE, and it attempted to bring together all the benefits, including housing benefit and council tax benefit. The pilot was rolled out in Calderdale and Kirklees among other places, and…

Buzzards

Now, I don’t want to come off sarky. I really don’t. I am obviously not one to know, and this blog is merely my thoughts, but the latest government ‘u-turn’ has even stretched this pattern of ludicrous blue sky box ideas creating a public outcry and being reversed, beyond the scope of believability. Buzzard trapping?…

Kate HArding being excellent

Julian Assange is a victim of…

It’s awful. It’s a huge CIA conspiracy. The CIA made his solicitor say that she squeezed her legs together and tried to turn her hips away. It’s a conspiracy. The CIA made his counsel smear his accuser in court(detail in the judgement). I absolutely agree that someone should be allowed to rape me with impunity…

Dear Micheal Gove

Threatening to privatise the entire education system, after creating the most centrally controlled education authority imaginable, is not going to distract from either the testimony you gave at Leveson, your connections with Murdoch, or your willingness to have tabloid ‘columnist’ morons who are devoid of intellect and decency, with no concept of child welfare or…

If you haven’t already…

It might be time to look at protecting your own interests. The wealthy of the world were turning gold into bubbles in the summer of last year while frantically stashing their loot. The Chinese are taking cover.…I believe we are in for a spectacular summer and now see what 2008 would have looked like if…