Category Politics

“Not sure of the link between the UK leaving the EU and Trump and the USA. Did I miss something?”

Yes, you must have missed quite a lot. You missed the global insinuation of the reactionary right into the political mainstream and the resulting isolationism of large sections of major countries. You missed populism as a response to the uncertainties of economic stagnation and the anxieties of change in economies and employment situations, themselves in […]

The Bowling Green Massacre

There’s a lot of hilarity going around just now about Kellyanne Conway’s error in referring to ‘The Bowling Green Massacre’, and almost as much heat being generated in her defence, pointing out that she has ‘corrected herself, which she sort-of has, on (where else?) Twitter, and demanding that the matter be dropped. On @hardball @NBCNews @MSNBC […]

Verbal breakdown

Just a few words on Trump’s use of language. I’m sure this has been covered elsewhere by minds far greater than mine, but I do see the way he speaks being held by some to be an indication of stupidity, and so although I’m not going to make any particular claims for or against his intellect, […]

What’s all this about petitioning against Trump’s state visit to the UK then?

A few people have been asking today about the petition to deny President Trump* a state visit during his trip to the UK later this year. One slightly smug response is along the lines of ‘better not pack that suitcase just yet’, well unfortunately, or maybe fortunately (I’m not sure of how wise it is […]

Ok, all. Let’s pick this up, yeah?

Hi. Been a while, hasn’t it? I know. I’m sorry. I’ve been… well, if not busy, then certainly distracted. But look, I’m getting more engaged in the world again, I think. And people keep telling me I should write. So you know what? Let’s write. Many of these posts will be comments on the politics of […]

Another Morning Songs Update

Sorry, I’ve kind of got out of the habit both of blogging and of putting morning songs up. This is all for a jolly good reason though – been distracted, which is kind of nice. Anyway, I haven’t been quite as remiss on this as I feared, and turns out there’s quite a few gems […]

Delhi rape death penalty follow-up

This is kind of relating to the original post which is here. These people have now been sentenced to death. It is only to be celebrated that countries which haven’t necessarily taken violence against women as seriously as they should have are now doing so. I will repeat though: it is wrong to execute the […]