Monthly Archives: July 2015

Abstinence Makes the Hate Grow Stronger

After watching the coverage, last night, of Labour MPs abandoning the working and non-working poor – not to mention pregnant rape victims – to the tender mercies of the Tories’ welfare ‘reforms’, I was reminded of a rather amusing tale … Continue reading

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Je Suis Muslim!

Photo by Hasan Hamid. David Cameron has turned up the heat in the West’s near quarter-century ideological offensive against Muslims. The Independent reports today that there are to be tougher measures aimed at those Muslims who “…fail to oppose Islamist extremism.” The … Continue reading

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A Conversation

  “I voted Conservative, to be honest.” “What??” She got all defensive then. Like they do. “Listen, “ I said. “You’re a single mum. In a council house. Living on benefits. With a disabled boyfriend!” “Don’t say that!” she cried. … Continue reading

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Children of Gaza: Gone But Not Forgotten

Yesterday, my branch (Nottingham) of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign held a commemorative vigil for the child victims of Israel’s murder-spree on the Gaza strip, last summer. All too often those who die in conflicts around the world are reduced to … Continue reading

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Subterranean Tube Strike Blues

So you sneer and castigate the unemployed. They’re scroungers, you say. They should get off their arses and work, you insist. So they do. They find jobs and some of them become, ooh let’s say, tube workers. Then you bitch … Continue reading

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Fae the Bookworm

Books are, obviously, important. Very important. They are the staff of life. From the time my auld man taught me to read I’ve been hooked. And as well as finishing at least one or two books every week without fail, I write … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Fae Iris Paterson

Good morning, gorgeous. You’re now one year old. And what a year it’s been. Easily one of the happiest of my life and, judging from your near-permanent smile, a pretty good one for you too. If this granddad has anything to … Continue reading

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