Jack Monroe and “Hodge’s killer baby adverts”

One of the latest things to trend on Twitter is the hashtag #CameronMustGo and the celebrity chef Jack Monroe waded in with a series of tweets, the most notable one of which was “Because he uses stories about his dead son as misty-eyed rhetoric to legitimise selling our NHS to his friends #CameronMustGo”. Because he… Continue reading Jack Monroe and “Hodge’s killer baby adverts”

Why I haven’t worn a poppy this year

I’ve always been a supporter of Remembrance Sunday and have never held much truck with this white poppy nonsense that has always seemed more like a pose than a genuinely ethical position. This is because, for me at least, the day has always represented a reflection on the awfulness of war and the sacrifice that… Continue reading Why I haven’t worn a poppy this year

Crawling from the wreckage

Hello? Is this thing still working? Can anyone still hear me? Testing… testing… Ahem. Hi. I’m back. It’s been a long time. How are you? Me? Well, for the past nine months I’ve been working for Yes to Fairer Votes and, by mutual consent, it was agreed that it might be better if I suspended… Continue reading Crawling from the wreckage