Since every other motherfucker in my Facebook and Twitter and household is telling me what they think and/or why I’m wrong, I thought I’d return the favour while I still can – and share some of my favourite referendum satire. I can’t upload the entirety of this week’s Private Eye coverage, but if you see […]Continue reading "Referendum Flu"
It’s been several weeks since I shared good news and as it’s the first day of spring, I thought I’d share a few headlines that have cheered me up lately. More than 100 cities get most of their energy from renewable sources I don’t think I’ve seen a news segment that doesn’t involve plastic, the […]Continue reading "The Six O’Clock News: The Environment’s Not Totally Doomed, But UKIP Might Be"
If 2016 has taught me anything (other than how irritating election and referendum rhetoric is), it’s that you should never take people whose work you like for granted, because one day they’ll be dead and you’ll be paying tribute alongside everyone else who had forgotten to pay tribute in the previous 40 years, wondering why you never […]Continue reading "International Women’s Day/Celebrations: Judith Kerr"
Here we go again… Record of the Year My stereo has been home to two CDs more than any others this year: Chantal Claret’s Battles of a Heavy Heart, which if God existed would be available in all good music shops with a world tour. As it is you can buy it directly from Chantal’s site […]Continue reading "Indifferent Ignorance Awards 2015"
I’m having one of those days where I can’t tell if I’ve got a cold or if I’m just very tired, but the election coverage is making it way too easy for me to veg out in front of the TV so I’m writing this as a bridge into paid work. (Now I think about […]Continue reading "Out With the Old and In With the… Old, Mostly"
You guys, this could be my last ever post this side of the Union! The next time I write, one quarter of my nationality (ethnic background? Family history?) might be foreign. Which would take my total amount of Britishness down to… like, a quarter. I’m not actually sure. Independence could cause a bit of confusion in […]Continue reading "Possibly My Last Ever Post from a Unified UK! Or Not!"
To be totally honest, I wanted to do the News about the Commonwealth Games so I could include this: I heard that the Queen isn’t ‘allowed’ to smile in official photos or at big occasions, which is definitely a tradition that needs to go because elderly ladies smiling is always brilliant, especially when they posses […]Continue reading "The Six O’Clock News: the Queen Does Smile!"
The government’s gone and bought itself a massive effing boat, the unveiling of which is a massive effing attempt to convince the Scottish people to vote Union. Personally, I would then vote ‘no’ because will the Scottish government have a warship capable of carrying “40 jets and helicopters”? No. Because the Scottish government will not be […]Continue reading "The Ten O’Clock News: Not USA-Independence Day!"