Category Archives: Politics

Rape is cheaper than bullets

Rape is cheaper than bullets. And in countries where war has been the constant backdrop to life for decades, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children are brutally raped, every minute of every day. The Congo is one of … Continue reading

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On Saturday, along with roughly half a million others, I joined the March for the Alternative. I walked with the women’s bloc for the very simple reason that I believe the proposed cuts disproportionately impact on women, and that the … Continue reading

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It’s a fact

“Facts”, squeaked Michael Gove this week, “I am saying we need to have facts in the curriculum – facts, knowledge.” Well, yes, quite. Up until this point, Sir – as a friend drolly elaborated – we have been learning mere whimsy. … Continue reading

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What Woody Sez

I saw Woody Sez last night – a musical-cum-tribute to the late, great Woody Guthrie, the all-singing American folk hero. Truly, I was eyes-wide in rapture at the music and the stories unfolding in front of me. Throughout his life, … Continue reading

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The failings of the progressive online

I’ll tell you what pisses me off. One, having my gender render me invisible; and two, being told I need to enter the online political mainstream in order to make my opinions matter. Both of these things were lurking in … Continue reading

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Fathers, enter stage left…

I originally wrote this for LabourList, but I thought it could do with a second airing on my own pages: Whether or not you are inclined to believe that the Coalition’s recently announced spending cuts was a tactical rapier to … Continue reading

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When the lights go out

I’ve been on holiday. A proper one, two weeks away from the daily grunt and grind of work. The kind of holiday where you make resolutions to finally sort out Life Admin, Read Good Books, Eat Well and Exercise, but … Continue reading

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