What’s a writer to do?

20 Jan

Today’s the day. John Pilger says this of the indignation of the self styled Writers Resist: On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation. “In order for us to heal … Read More »

Irony detectors need not apply

19 Jan

Nor does the irony end here. That tireless crusader for workers’ rights and social justice, the Mail, weighed  in with this piece: Oh the irony! Fight Against Slavery advertises for ‘volunteer unpaid’ staff to work for FREE and ‘join the … Read More »

Pristine logic on Syria

18 Jan

One thing missing from discussion of Baa’thist Syria’s record on human rights, which I’ve long insisted was (a) distorted and (b) nothing but a pretext for removing another insufficiently Washington compliant government – where (a) follows (b) as night on … Read More »

Guardian BTL exchanges on Russia

17 Jan

That zerohoursuni fellow’s been at it again. Today’s Guardian had Lucianna stating, in a below-the-line comment on a characteristically superficial piece on whether Dodgy Dave Cameron is “fit” – whatever that means – to head NATO, that: Poland and the … Read More »

Nice people …

15 Jan

The fact Pastor Niemoller was confessing, rather than merely dispensing homilies of the kind we love to blue-tac above our workdesks, not only humanises his words but gives them added power. I’m no Christian but do believe redemption possible while … Read More »