The US, Eh?

Occasionally, if there’s a lot on my mind, I go through short bouts of insomnia. I say insomnia – it’s more being unable to sleep for more than three hours, lying in bed for what seems like eternity just letting random thoughts come and go at lightning speed. I read once that if you can’t…

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SINKING LEADERSHIP – Systematic Failings at the Heart of Government

I promised that I wouldn’t write about the government’s approach to the coronavirus until it was all over. But that promise was made under the assumption that this particular group of politicians, fresh from their total electoral victory, would get some kind of handle on the situation. I gave them the benefit of the doubt,…

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Introducing CABIN FEVER – The Coronavirus Diaries

There is a time and a place for political blogs. There will also, one day, be a reckoning for this Johnson government. An independent review into their decision-making process is inevitable. The utter shambles of their communications, along with the real possibility that wasting time on a “herd immunity”plan might cost thousands of lives, will…

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DON’T PAN(DEM)IC : Working From Home Tips From An Isolating Veteran

These are unprecedented times. Let’s not beat around the bush – it’s pretty scary. Not because this is something immediate, tangible and horrifying like a terrorist attack, of course. It’s because we know what’s coming, we know that it can’t be stopped, and we don’t know what the overall damage will be. And it looks…

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EU and Me

I started this blog on the fifteenth of January, 2019. My first article was published at the height of the crippling indecision that was eradicating faith in our democracy. Long story short, it was an utter shit show. Theresa May had been to Brussels, negotiated a “Brexit deal” to some degree, but had no majority…

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T-MINUS TEN : Brexit Bill Passes Parliament

And there it is. Yesterday, MPs passed the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (or WAB, a WABsolutely brilliant acronym built for satirists). This is the same Bill that Theresa May failed to pass three times through the House. This time, there was never any doubt. Johnson’s swinging majority bismarcked Brexit into British law. As Jozzle Bonkz himself…

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LABOUR-IOUS PROCESS : The Leadership Race Candidates

Cheeky Nandy’s or KeirFC? The final five candidates for the Labour leadership race are now confirmed. Not only that, but the window for registering as a Labour supporter is now open, too! This means that for the paltry fee of £25, you can vote for its next leader. The window closes at 5pm on Thursday.…

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WABSOLUTE CERTAINTY – Brexit Bill Passed, Here Comes The Fun Part

And, with the smallest of whimpers of protest, that was that. Brexit, it is confirmed, is happening on the 31st of January. With Johnson’s huge, throbbing electoral majority, Brexit was always going to pass through Parliament. That’s what the General Election was, after all – the Tories seeking a mandate for Brexit. And my goodness…

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ALL-OUT WAR : US vs Iran, Centre-Left vs. Socialism

For Christ’s sake. Week one. Week one of the new decade and Donald Trump has already pissed in the water cooler. Happy New Year to you too, you bastard. In case you missed it, just two short days after the turn of the year, #WWIII was trending on Twitter. The US executed a drone strike…

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HINDSIGHT IS 2020 – We’re Back, Baby

I was stood four feet away from the Liberal Democrats’ campaign director as the exit poll was announced. The language used wasn’t what you’d normally associate with the soft, fuzzy, sandal-wearing Lib Dems. Yes, dear reader, this general election was to politics what the Cats film has been to culture. And I am truly sorry…

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