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Y'know things that are all the rage? Blogs. Everyone has one; or at least had one before Facebook, Twitter et al diluted the realtime pool.

Since I'm nu-old skool — and watching endless streams of people retweeting the decades old picture of that cat with the lime on its head using bit.ly links erodes my will to live — I figured why not make a blog? The main difference here compared with other people's blogs is that instead of being limited to one topic, you get a little slice of everything all mashed up. Now Im dahn wiv da yoof.

  • Why are you waiting for leaders to slow the pandemic?

    [3 comments] · 979 words (munches about 5 mins)

    Like the COVID-19 virus itself, it’s impossible to escape the media coverage of it. People are angry. Feel helpless. Scared. That’s all normal. But pause, just a moment, and think.

  • The problem with policy

    · 631 words (eats up about 3 mins)

    One week to go until December’s UK general election. Will anyone we put in office make a difference without being prodded? I’ll give you a clue: the answer rhymes with low ducking pay.

  • Passport shenanigans

    · 310 words (vacuums up about 2 mins)

    Help! The government can’t locate me in a photo so I won’t be able to travel anywhere until they do.

  • Election 2017: the clear winners are us

    [2 comments] · 1082 words (eats up about 5 mins)

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaa. That’s me laughing at the cocksure Conservatives who have given the UK another hung parliament. Which is actually fantastic news.

  • Brexit: the eternal scapegoat

    · 761 words (laps up about 4 mins)

    All the political parties are in turmoil after the EU referendum result. Nobody has a plan. Nobody wants to deal with it. Fine, I’ll do it then.

  • EU exit: the aftermath

    [1 comment] · 1066 words (wastes about 5 mins)

    So the UK narrowly voted to leave the EU yesterday. According to my Facebook stream, the sky is now falling. Can we gain a little perspective please?

  • Cameron the idle

    · 643 words (wastes about 3 mins)

    In the face of possible Brexit, I have an alternative theory on David Cameron’s staunch, pro-Europe stance.

  • TTIP, ISDS and the contract mismatch

    · 858 words (laps up about 4 mins)

    The proposed trade deals between the US and Europe are shady at best. Shrouded in secrecy until recently, I couldn’t figure why aspects of it were necessary. Until now.