beware the ides of may


new year. same lies


ho ho ho to a mistletoe missive


bang, bang, you’re dead…


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the mother of all parliaments

Leaky, decaying and riddled with poisonous substances, the Palace of Westminster is in as poor condition as many of its corrupt inhabitants and is undeniably in desperate need of restoration. And it’s not only the building itself but the vast network of pipes, cables and data-services provision that are the real problem.

happy anniversary, America

When the Mayflower left Plymouth on 16th September 1620 and set sail for the New World, it carried the hopes and dreams of 102 passengers and the journey would shape the history of modern America.

go north, young man

Estate agents’ glossy leaflets drop through my letterbox daily. ‘For Sale’ signs proliferate on pavements. Transit vans advertising extensions park haphazardly on each and every verge. Tarpaulins shielding the latest loft conversion flap in the breeze. The signs are clear that people are looking for property in my neck-of-the-woods. For those of us lucky enough to own one, the value and quality of life is measured in house prices.

the cult of boris

How many times does this need to happen? Sorry. I can’t hold my tongue any longer and apologise in advance. Fans and supporters of our woeful, disreputable prime minister should look away now. How much more evidence do we need that Boris Johnson has complete contempt for both the rule of law and for the dignity such high office warrants?

panic buy. now!

The good news is that this isn’t going to be an overtly political post. The bad news is that I drew little comfort from Rishi and Bojo’s recent reassurances that there would be a goodly amount of Christmas presents available for everyone to buy. But whatever the situation proves to be, it isn’t all their fault.

how much time do you have left?

Considering the first modern humans appeared on the plains of Africa some 200,00 years ago and current estimates are that life, in some form, will continue for more than another billion years, the average human lifespan is terrifyingly short and truly does represent the proverbial blink of an eye.

actions and consequences

Brexit. There I’ve said it. Brexit has become the Voldemort of British politics: he whose name shall never be spoken aloud. Even though it’s the only explanation that fits the multiple societal crises we are currently experiencing.

open all hours

Perhaps like me, you may have thought that the laziest thing you’ve done over the past couple of years was having a too-tasty take-away delivered by UberEats or your weekly shop shipped-in via Ocado? Well, think again.

make america great again. again

Like a formulaic teenage slasher movie, just when you think it was all merely a bad dream the monster pops-up again. Believe it or not, Donald Trump is still fighting the election outcome, still contesting ballots throughout the country.

the silence is defeaning

There’s no denying that we all indulge in a little ‘rebranding’ from time to time. An update to the CV putting a slightly more positive slant on the last three sackings. The increased use of soft filters on the next ever-so Instagram head-shot. Losing five years and gaining three inches on the profile.

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