Monthly Archives: November 2015

Analysis of the political debate

Let us be clear on this: any observer will note that everyone seems certain. Whether you are of the view that something or nothing must be done the position taken is certain. There are some who with certainty say that … Continue reading

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an open telegram to people who write open letters in The Guardian

Stop Stop

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on hearing incidental music in a news segment on a radio news programme

We need a montage on the news. Let music sweep Survivors weep And experts share their views. Let us skilfully juxtapose The soaring tones With victims’ moans – Let editors impose.

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What the terrorists don’t want

What the terrorists don’t want is my hot take: my carefully crafted tweet, sincerely fake. Admire how hashtag riddled I pontificate: on why my politics is right and why those others are talking shite. And you will see what this tragedy means really for … Continue reading

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The first named British storm – live blog

16.16 – still windy. and wet. 16.10 – the rain is so hard it has set off all the car alarms in the street making a sound like an orchestra of found sounds in an avant garde concerto by an American who spent … Continue reading

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the news where you are

They sit on the sofa. As he speaks she gazes through him with awestruck attention, nods and smiles to camera as he tells us – and now a chance to hear the news where you are. It never is though. With news of … Continue reading

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the shy atheist

in court he speaks he swears (and lies)

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