‘And Now for Something Completely the Same’

By Monday, August 10, 2015 0 Permalink

Whilst on errands over the weekend I passed by a notorious spot for protesters and noticed that at this stand there was no shouting against anything, instead it seemed to be manned by quiet but cheerful people. A quick glance at the  enthusiastic young guys behind the stand wearing Jeremy Corbyn slogan t-shirts told me all I needed to know. As I'm still working out how to express my political passions without the frustration impinging my own life, I stopped to face my fear and took a flyer to see if I had missed anything lately by spurning mainstream media. I hadn't. It still amazes me how much you can absorb with a little self awareness and a few choice readings. Try it! You already know so much, you don't need biased opinions. Trust your instincts, resist subjective judgement and watch how the world opens itself up to you. I am ambivalent towards ...

‘The Party Line’

By Tuesday, September 30, 2014 0 Permalink

Around this time several years ago the boyfriend said quite out the blue, that I should return to my first love. I snapped out my trance like state staring at the party conference on tv and looked at him in confusion. "What"? He pointed to the screen."Why pretend? Politics is your one enduring love, you fight it and stayed away but maybe it's time to admit you hate it so much because you love it, and go back to it all". He was right of course, he knew me, and loved ones are annoying like that! Naturally, I ignored him and cut my nose off to spite my face! Until recently. On the eve of October, the cusp of Autumn, it seemed apt to catch up and blog about the current state of play on the political scene after the Scottish referendum and in light of the political events over the last few months. It ...

‘Mail vs Miliband’

By Saturday, October 5, 2013 0 Permalink

In recent times I have taken to getting most of my news from skim reading various journalistic publications I favour for matters I am interested in, and watching or listening to topical news comedy shows on tv and radio. This generally works in helping me to keep my both my sanity, and to be well enough informed of the things that really matter. And of course with the internet, it is difficult to be in the dark about anything really. Yet the story that has really riled me during the last few days is the Miliband family insults. Naturally, as an adult orphan, I feel especially prickly about this topic. I would defend my parents in a blink of an eye and would be mortified to hear a stranger hurl unjustified insults in such a way as the Daily Mail has done.  But also as a fan of great journalism, it just disgusts me how dumbed ...