Category Archives: Uncategorized

Blair would have smashed them to pieces!

It’s probably true – the Blair Brown party of the year 2000 would have, if now the opposition, made total mincemeat of the mess that the Tories have made of trying to be politicians in the face of an EU blunder … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How easy it is to tire of trying for equality.

I have taken a risk on twitter… I have had the temerity to wonder why someone could be so sure that Amnesty International was utterly wrong. Not just any old Amnesty International issue – that of sex workers, and how … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Duncan Smith’s hell hole and Ken Loach.

Ken Loach has won the Palme D’or at Cannes for his film, “I Daniel Blake”, that savages the government’s austerity policies and the benefits system in particular – Not sure I am going to be able to relax and see it… … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bias?…in the entertainment news?

There is an ongoing debate about the nature of bias in the news. Some people actually believe that their favourite news source (paper, TV channel, web site) is not biased – that it has some objectivity. Others know that this … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ever since I was a little person…

…I have accepted some norms and questioned others. Throughout my childhood I remember several occasions when I pondered what it meant to be a boy or a girl. I was very clearly pronounced to be a boy and I played … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Remarkable judgement

Swiftly following the exposure of David Cameron as someone who avoids questions about his destruction of the NHS by saying he has some expensive suits, we have had the report on the Savile affair within the BBC. The squirming has … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Forgiving abusers?

This is something I normally do not consider, since my professional and personal inclinations are to concentrate entirely on the needs of victims. But there are several different types of abuse, and let’s start by saying, here and now, this … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

The established media spin more as their influence wanes

Cross refer the news reports and newspaper headlines these days and it is easy to expose the tricks used to spin a quote into drama that suits an established agenda. This has always been the case of course, but with Jeremy Corbyn … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Pig Mouth Questions (PMQs) postponed

The Guardian has kindly suggested some readers’ questions that do not focus entirely on, the corruptly appointed peer, Lord Ashcroft’s lovely biographical allegations of his student exploits as an over-privileged twat undertaking silly rituals. So in that spirit, perhaps we can imagine his … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Nostalgia for Punk Rock: Sex Pistols did it first I guess

My past is catching up with me on Twitter. Apparently there is an interested audience for my punk & reggae photojournalist work from the 1977- 80 era. Sadly a large part of my collection, including all the original negatives, suffered … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment