Where is the choice in modern politics?

I now live in an English constituency where the elected member of parliament has resigned and joined an independent group which isn’t even a political party as yet, but a dubious private company with hidden funding sources. That member of parliament will not resign despite now being of an, as yet, unspecified new political hue….

Misdirected Anger is destroying us

In England right now there us a lot of anger, especially toward our political class. This has manifested itself in the Brexit vote. We are divided and our anger will only grow if Brexit does not ease our dis-ease (which I seriously doubt it’s the answer that will bring the results some people think it…

From the vantage point of a collapsing fence

First off ; I am literally sick of sliding into yet another cold. I vow to never leave my cave and be in the company of other germ hosts ever again. That aside, I sit upon my crumbling fence re Brexit. I try to see both sides. The negative is a right old kerfuffle of…

Speaking without thinking

We all do it… Caught a bit of Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2 just as he read out a comment seemingly Brexit orientated… “If you like Europe so much then why don’t you go and live there.” Very middle England. It’s hard to believe that people actually say things like this. Apart from the…

Enterprise Culture 1986

Found a 1986 UK government enterprise culture leaflet. Filed away and thrust in my hand just before I first went self employed. In retrospect it reads more pro-the-little-guy-starting-out than the get rich quick startup (heavily in debt startup aiming to get bought by a large corporate or we’ll never make any money) culture of today….

That ain’t helping

Was talking to a struggling neighbour of my late parents yesterday. There were three of us yakking, as you do. Inevitably Brexit entered the conversation. Said neighbour declared herself as having voted for Brexit, followed swiftly by her annoyance that many stereotyped those who voted to leave as racists. Honest, guv I try hard not…

Fake Logic

An item like this… Fake news 'crowding out' real news https://t.co/JdRLgsds3A — BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) July 29, 2018 Will inevitably produce a response like this… Yeah and it all comes from the BBC — Ste Matthew Murray🇵🇸♿🏳️‍🌈 (@SteMattMurray) July 29, 2018 The work of ‘Fake news’ is done.