“Je ne suis pas Charlie.” What? Who? But, hang on… Just as that title knocks you a little off balance, seeing a film warning about the dangers of Islamophobia made by people named Kleinfeld and Blumenthal also struggles to fit into all the neat little boxes we have been told we are allowed to use. … More Je ne suis pas Charlie
If the guillotine wasn’t sufficient to do away with the concept of monarchy once and for all, I thought Monty Python might do the trick and show how the pen is mightier than the sword with “Dennis the Constitutional Peasant“. Will The Sun emerge as the unlikely hero where French revolutionaries and Oxbridge literati failed? … More How is monarchy still a thing?
Originally posted on Dr Burnley's Third Eye:
This year’s Tour de France is developing into a bit of a split race, being both exciting by stage and predictable by General Classification (GC). This was most clearly demonstrated by the blistering performance of yesterday’s stage winner Steve Cummings of MTN-Qhubeka (the African team’s first stage…
“There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” – Oscar Wilde Donald Trump’s motives for announcing his candidacy for president were never really in any doubt, and they had little to do with the Oval Office. His main motive, of course, was to burnish his … More Presidential Reality TV
News coverage around the world is agreed that Greece defaulting on a €1.6bn loan repayment is the end of the fiscal world. In America, the Wall Street banks would just call that kind of chump change the cost of doing business. I think the Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis,mneatly described the issue when Syriza came to … More Greek default a disaster? Bull.