2017 in review

January 15, 2017

It’s only a couple of weeks old, so it’s probably harsh to try reviewing 2017 already, but I know there are a couple of things coming up I wanted to muse on, so here goes.

[tl:dr Reflections on stuff that’s coming up, a couple of name drops and a quick delve through recent events. Normal service continues sometime soonish.] Read the rest of this entry »

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Use your vote to Protest. Vote… Tory?

April 1, 2015

It’s been over a month since my last post, because things have been rather busy. I will get round, at some point, to getting back on here.

Today, however, I have a remarkable message for voters in Aldridge-Brownhills.

Vote Tory.

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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 »


Top ten off the bottom of the deck, 2012

December 31, 2012

This year has been utterly devastating for some, and thoroughly elating for others.

Rather than get a warmly self-congratulatory list of personal achievements together, it seems much more apposite to pick out ten abject failures (some mine) to celebrate the end of an interesting year. Read the rest of this entry »