John Major warns allies they risk forcing Britain to leave EU | World news | The Guardian. via John Major warns allies they risk forcing Britain to leave EU.

Some people think I’m being to harsh on Russell (not that I’m the only one). He’s a clever guy, occasionally quite funny, and his heart is in the right place – it is hard not to empathise with his sense of frustration. Also, I don’t agree with those who criticise his anarchist leanings simply because […]

Revolution by Russell Brand review – the barmy credo of a Beverly Hills Buddhist | Books | The Observer. via Revolution by Russell Brand review.

Mainstream politics is imploding: is discontent with globalisation the cause? | Comment is free | The Guardian. via Mainstream politics is imploding: is discontent with globalisation the cause? | Comment is free | The Guardian.

Polly Toynbee and Johnny Rotten land on the same page and blast Russell Brand’s idiocy. Johnny Rotten and I agree: neither of us wants Russell Brand’s ‘revolution’ | Polly Toynbee | Comment is free | The Guardian. via Johnny Rotten and I agree: neither of us wants Russell Brand’s ‘revolution’ | Polly Toynbee | Comment […]

So sad! But glad to hear it is only a hiatus. Had to edit this post as it looked like it was me saying goodbye! Which is not far from the truth but a little premature. More of that later.

A little late to be posting this now that the referendum on Scottish Independence is done and dusted? Well the dust hasn’t quite settled has it, with the West Lothian question now on the table and Alex Salmond crying ‘foul’. Scottish independence referendum: Cameron made a monumental error on devo-super-max | City A.M.. via Scottish […]

Can you pass a UK citizenship test? Most young people can’t. via Can you pass a UK citizenship test? Most young people can’t.

A diatribe on the undying practice of giving top jobs to those who are utterly unqualified to do them. A depressingly British tale of friends in high places | Zoe Williams | Comment is free | The Guardian. via A depressingly British tale of friends in high places | Zoe Williams | Comment is free | […]

Polly Toynbee: Another really annoying columnist who occasionally writes things that make sense. On the question of what a tax system would look like if we started from scratch, Polly and I might have different ideas, but we agree that the UK’s current system perpetuates scams and injustice and needs to be obliterated. This farcical tax […]