¡No Pasarán!

I am changing how and in what way I engage with politics. Politics have become as psychologically toxic to life and living as food poisoning is to our physical well being and, like rotten food, modern politics stinks to high heaven and I have no desire to eat the daily crud which oozes from Westminster […]

The Tories are conducting a war on consent and our right to choose

We are living in very dark times in which our right to be informed and to choose how we want to live and be, as human beings, is being repressed and stolen from us by those who believe they have the right to impose their will on us without our permission. This is a crime […]

Dear Thérèse Coffey. All the best, persecuting poor, ill and disabled people

Thérèse Coffey – Secretary of State for Work and Pensions House of Commons London SW1A 0AA 19 September 2019 Dear Thérèse Coffey, In your recent exciting video, introducing yourself as the new head of the DWP, you said, “It’s a privilege to lead a department that is here to help so many people.” For us […]

I am losing my mind and no bloody wonder

Over the last many months I have been battling with losing the plot completely. Every day has become an unbelievable battle with constant panic attacks, heart pounding anxiety and barely contained, and almost impossible to restrain, livid fury. The most ridiculous banal things trigger an explosive rage that I have never previously experienced: the loo […]

Dealing with intolerable Tory wickedness

I do not believe that wickedness of the kind that has assaulted Britain over the last 9 years has never happened before, but it’s certainly the most extreme since WWII, although Thatcher was a close 2nd and, perhaps, a harbinger of what was to come nationwide. Thatcher took on the miners and heavy industry but […]

Amber Rudd announces max period of government enforced starvation of only 6 months

On the 10th May 2019 Amber Rudd announced to the nation that she was changing the DWP sanctions regime to ensure future sanctions are proportionate. To that end she is abandoning the ‘rarely used’ (she says) 3 year sanction and, in the future, the longest length of a sanction will be 6 months. A sanction […]

Never before in UK history has so much been owed to so many by so few

It is worth bearing in mind that a government is not the country, it is not the people, it is not society and, most especially, it is not community or the daily reality of people’s lives. Good governance is like grease on a bearing, never to be confused with the bearing itself, which actually does […]

Life yearns to live

I am not sure how I feel about the world we now live in. We’re in a dead end street of political fuckery that looks like a bunch of morons planning the end of the world. Our children take a day off school to protest about the suffering planet that is their home and they […]

Cry freedom!

It is a very strange thing, the slave trade was abolished with the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act by the British Parliament in 1807, however it took until the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act to end slavery itself. [1]. This was achieved by giving slave owners £20 million compensation (about £16 billion today) for the […]

Britain’s heart is broken

Image: © Guardian How do I know that Britain’s heart is broken? I know it because I am living it and living with the grief of it moment by moment. I know it because my own heart is broken. I know it because I see who and what broke it. I’ve seen it since 2010, […]