Category Archives: Culture

Win £100.00 With H’s Christmas Muslim Challenge

Of course this didn’t happen. At all. In any way. Anywhere. Ever. Darren Slater is a liar. Aye, I’m talking to you, son. Being charitable, this is nothing more than fevered conjecture, rumour, lies and the sadly now-traditional Muslim-baiting Christmas … Continue reading

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More Raw Material

My career as a writer was preceded by a (more successful) career as a drinker and a (considerably less successful) stab at gambling. That lack of success increased exponentially when I combined the two. I’ve often wondered if there was … Continue reading

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Dave Takes a Meeting

The nightingales sang in Berkeley Square. Clock-faces wilted and then melted, folding themselves gracefully over the branches of chestnut trees. From the Prime Minister’s Private Office the sound of Big Ben striking thirteen could be heard. Reginald, the PM’s consigliere, … Continue reading

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Down By the Seaside

          If they’re black send them back If they’re brown let them drown If they’re white then they’re alright ‘British values’ shining bright One dead child upon a beach Now forever out of reach Of castles … Continue reading

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I Met My Baby in the GDR

I met my baby in the GDR She had a hammer and a sickle and a red guitar. She played Actually Existing Rock ‘n’ Roll, That sweet little comrade stole my soul. She taught me Marx and the twelve-bar blues, … Continue reading

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Making Plans for Nigel : a Beginner’s Guide to Farage and UKIP

I’m delighted to announce the publication of my new book, Making Plans for Nigel : a Beginner’s Guide to Farage and UKIP, via Five Leaves Publications. I’m chuffed to be working with Ross and Five Leaves again, following last year’s Look Back … Continue reading

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Look Back in Anger: E-reader Edition

Those groovy people at Five Leaves Publications have released my book, Look Back in Anger – The Miners’ Strike in Nottinghamshire – 30 Years On in electronic format. Compatible, I’m told, with Kindle and all other e-reader devices. The print edition … Continue reading

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