War. What is it good for?

August 17, 2014

Absolutely Nothing. Say it again…

The recent escalation in Gaza and the ongoing plight of innocent and culpable alike in that area has led me to consider some serious questions.

If you don’t think you’ll like what you read next, don’t read it. It gets a bit ranty in parts. Feel free to comment but don’t expect anyone to agree with you. I’ve already expended a fair amount of thinking getting to this point, and I’m still not sure I’m right enough to have a monopoly on it. Read the rest of this entry »


A great political lie, and I fell for it.

November 13, 2013

I’m not successful. Certainly not by the standards of modern politicians. I’m working for a living wage (and a bit more, if I’m honest) and providing for my family. My wife works and brings money in too, and we have a reasonably comfortable existence.

I’ve never used a food bank. I’ve never used a payday lender. I’m unbelievably relieved that it hasn’t gone that way. On the face of it, what David Cameron tells me matches my existence. I’m working hard, and I’m managing to get by. I’m a worker, not a shirker.

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David Cameron’s Not a Liar.

January 26, 2013

No, he’s not. He’s really not.

He simply says things that aren’t strictly true. Read the rest of this entry »


The three reasons I see no reason to vote in 2015, and the reason I will.

January 23, 2013

It’s OK ladies and gentlemen, do not adjust your set, David Cameron is addressing the nation in a Party Political Broadcast. He’s laying out the “facts” with a “vox pop” in a tastefully styled advert for keeping his party in power. Read the rest of this entry »