Category: Politics

  • Eschatology for Beginners – New Column!

    In which, like every other bastard in the land, I talk about Russell Brand. And, like, politics and stuff. Have a look. Then have a word. Democracy? I Nearly Married Her.  To vote, or not to vote? Is that even the question?  Everyone’s favourite movie star Russell Brand has been seen on television recently. Nothing unusual […]

  • Eschatology for Beginners – My New Column

    The second column is now up at I’ve Seen Things and Stuff, Man – in this one I take on the Tory Party Conference – Howay the lads! The Return of the Nasty Party  ‘Compassionate Conservatism’ has been consigned to the dustbin as the Tory Party battens down the hatches – Election season has started […]

  • Eschatology for Beginners – My New Column…

    I have a new column at the website, entitled “Eschatology for Beginners”. Read it now! It’s not every day you get a visit from a UN inspector. Just ask Saddam Hussein. Oh, no, wait. Better yet, ask Assad; I’m sure he’s got a few more weeks left before he’s bombed out of his […]

  • Constantine: Hellblazer – death of a working class warlock

    A lovely article about John Constantine of Hellblazer fame, reflecting on the character’s legacy in the wake of the comics’s cancellation and the incorporation of a more ‘family-friendly’ version of John into the mainstream superhero DC universe. Particular attention is paid to the political and social slant writer Jamie Delano infused the series with when […]

  • How Democracy Works…

    Law gone against you? Never mind. Just write new laws! DWP seeks law change to avoid benefit repayments after Poundland ruling The Department for Work and Pensions has introduced emergency legislation to reverse the outcome of a court of appeal decision and “protect the national economy” from a £130m payout to jobseekers deemed to have been […]

  • Iain Duncan Smith continues to cover himself in shite…

    This spectacular interview on LBC between James O’Brien and IDS on the subject of workfare and today’s employment figures is worthy of its own post. Cheer yourself up for fifteen minutes and listen to a man who clearly loves the sound of his own voice, if not the truth… Iain Duncan-Smith was involved in an […]

  • News Round-Up…

    That prick Duncan Smith continues to talk rubbish… Duncan Smith: Shelf-stacking is more important than geology The work and pensions secretary has criticised people “who think they’re too good” to stack supermarket shelves on back-to-work government schemes. On the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Iain Duncan Smith suggested that many “smart people” overlooked the importance of […]