Cancel empire culture

The Sunday Telegraph this morning have been banging on about how “Ministers will fine student bodies which stifle freedom of speech and tell heritage groups ‘public funds must never be used for political purposes’ in a major new bid to…

How we got where we got today – revision

My former boss Tony Ageh shared this piece from 2014 on Twitter this morning, calling it “some of the best writing I have ever read on *any* subject, while at the same time addressing more or less *every* political undercurrent…

School’s out, for January

As soon as the Education Secretary was insisting a few days ago that schools would re-open on time in January you knew full well that they wouldn’t, such is the usual comms method of this government during the pandemic. Insist…

This is the desk where I did all my live blogging from.

“Thank you, America!”

“Thank You America” is one of my favourite Cabaret Voltaire tunes, so I nicked the title for this post. Regular readers may have noted that I’ve spent quite a bit of the last few months live blogging US politics and…

Aberfan

Aberfan

It is the anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, a story that breaks my heart whenever I think of it. This interactive about it by the team at Wales Online from a few years ago is, to my mind, one of…

Fanmail

I’ve had quite a lot of fanmail in the last few days at work. I’ve been called a “simpleton”, an absolute shill for the Leftist mob, a moronic wanker, a fucking imbecile and someone signed off simply “you are an…

Football in the Covid anti-Goldilocks zone

Leyton Orient had a big game due on Tuesday against Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup. It would have had huge emotional resonance, since Tottenham’s captain Harry Kane, who spent some time at Orient on loan, has paid to sponsor…

The push for “back to the office”

This tweet caught my eye at the weekend from @DiscordianKitty: One fun thing about being a Millennial is we’ve been told repeatedly that eating out is irresponsible and if we do it we deserve to not be able to afford…

Of masks and madmen

Of masks and madmen

I found myself addicted today to flicking through the pictures coming through on social media from Trafalgar Sq of the London anti-mask anti-Covid demo. I looked through over 100 and was reading every single sign that was visible. There was…

You failed

I can’t stop thinking about how I was predicted really high grades then tanked my A-levels, but that this year I’d have probably got close to my expected grades and someone else in my year would have been given the…