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Selfish generations (a General Election post)

A new General Election looms on the horizon, and somehow this one feels more important than most. The past two years should have given us enough of a foretaste of what Tory rule will mean if it’s allowed to continue. … Continue reading

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Amnesty International backs decriminalisation of sexwork!

Amnesty International listened to sexworkers and voted for decriminalisation as a campaign position. Not really my battle directly (although I am hopeful my AdultWork services will take off soon) but: YAY! This is no small thing. This is Big. Like, … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Spycatcher, by Peter Wright

A few weeks ago, I found a copy of Spycatcher in a charity shop, and decided I should have a read. Spycatcher, “The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer”, is one of those things that I remember from my … Continue reading

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A quick look at Burnham’s manifesto: “It’s good, but it’s not quite Corbyn”

(The title is a reference to the adverts for Carling lager) I get regular emails from the Labour Party, forwarded on from the various leadership and deputy-leadership candidates. Last night, I received one with the link to Andy Burnham’s manifesto … Continue reading

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Corbyn and the Electoral Graph

This is a topic I’ve had on my mind for a couple of months now, but as the excitement over the Corbyn Phenomenon grows in the media, this seems like the apposite moment to actually write it up. Some great … Continue reading

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Labour vs “They can’t govern themselves”

Time for a bit of politics. A few days before the General Election earlier this year, I joined the Labour Party. I had been convinced that Ed Miliband had a chance of reforming the party back onto its left-wing principles … Continue reading

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The neediness of New Labour: what Labour can learn from dating gurus

In the debate about the future of the Labour Party, there are already people demanding a return to the policies of New Labour, which I have already discussed as a mistaken idea confusing correlation with causation. Now, I’d like to … Continue reading

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Blairism is history: it should stay there

So I’m hearing Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson have been crawling out of the woodwork to claim that Ed Miliband was wrong to reject New Labour, and a return to Blair’s centre-right policies is essential for the Labour Party to … Continue reading

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General Election 2015: A Post Mortem

… My thoughts are a little bit incoherent today. High emotion can do that to me. As a long-term unemployed, kinky, genderfluid, sufferer from a mental health condition, I can’t help but take this a little bit personally: I want … Continue reading

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Reverence for the vote

It’s election day, which means it’s time for a rant about voting. Today I give a point of view, a rationalisation for that point of view, then admit it’s a rationalisation and come back to the emotive reason I began … Continue reading

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