Submarines and the state of untruth

When I first read an article about the death of Kim Wall and the Danish inventor, aptly called Peter Madsen, I thought it was a satirical piece. I thought that it was fiction. Doh! Recent world events and changes in world media should’ve told me, by now, that we live in a time of surreal…

LOVE THIS CHRISTMAS

Christmas is not a new idea. The Romans held celebratory winter feasts and gave each other gifts 2,000 years ago. Hanukkah is a celebration of a victorious battle over 2,100 years ago. Ramadan marks the month that the prophet Mohammed had the holy book revealed to him by God. Other cultures, such as the Chinese,…

Benefiting who?

Some stereotypical slimy landlord, moonlighting as a Tory MP, sat in his four bedroom townhouse in Kensington. He has some connections here and there, which means sometimes his tax might slip by unnoticed, or he can go on a nice holiday, bill the taxpayers. Enjoy a lobster. Down the road in Brixton, there’s a family…

Immigration, fear-mongering and misinformation

I’ve been reading twitter and Facebook recently, especially following yesterdays announcement regarding Article 50, and I’ve been confused. One tweet read: “We’ve never bombed Morocco, why are they coming here?” another tweet said they were shocked to see a lack of women and children in the queue for the buses around France and for shipping…