This charade of an election shows what a sorry state we are in

On Thursday 23rd June 2016 it seemed pretty clear what course British politics was set upon. Prime Minister David Cameron had led the Conservatives to an unexpected triumph at the previous year’s General Election, becoming the first leader since 1900 to increase his party’s share of the vote while in office. The doubters had been silenced,… Continue reading This charade of an election shows what a sorry state we are in

Paris attacks: It’s not about offence

(From January 2015) Following last week’s atrocities in Paris, there was a great and rather heartening outburst of defiance in the face of the terror that was unleashed on the French capital. The hashtag ‘Je Suis Charlie’ trended strongly on Twitter, inspired by a genuine sense of horror that these cartoonists could be so coldly… Continue reading Paris attacks: It’s not about offence