Politics

We need to stop with the whole betrayal nonsense.

A favourite theme for hard-line Brexiteers is to accuse those who voted to remain and who push for a second referendum to be held of being traitors to Great Britain and of some sort of betrayal. This is utter nonsense. It's not true and actually it's bloody offensive, nearly as offensive as being labelled a… Continue reading We need to stop with the whole betrayal nonsense.

Movies

Why should film franchises listen to fans?

When Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released, the critics praised it. The fan base though was deeply divided. Some (like me) really liked it and others lambasted it for ruining the franchise, the story, the characters, what JJ Abrams had done with The Force Awakens etc, etc, etc. I went to see it twice in cinemas and… Continue reading Why should film franchises listen to fans?

Politics

Why do I have to stay quiet about wanting to Remain?

So one result means I can't speak my mind? Because one referendum result came out with a marginal majority for leaving the EU, I can't say that I would prefer for Britain to stay in the EU? That's like saying that because Chelsea got completely steamrollered by Manchester City last Sunday, I can't go out… Continue reading Why do I have to stay quiet about wanting to Remain?

Politics

Was there ever a ‘Plan B’ for Brexit?

Well, after Theresa May's EU Withdrawal Agreement summarily was dumped on the trash heap by MPs by a nice round 230 votes,the heaviest defeat of any Parliamentary leader in the democratic era, she has had about two weeks to get 'Plan B' together and in such shape that it might just squeeze through the vote… Continue reading Was there ever a ‘Plan B’ for Brexit?

Personal

Happy New Year! Here’s how 2019 can be better.

Well, 2018 has now been and gone. Some would say good riddance. And isn't it weird that whenever a year draws to a close the phrase you hear most is something along the lines of "Here's to an even better 2019"? It's difficult to say what would make 2019 better than 2018, but by looking… Continue reading Happy New Year! Here’s how 2019 can be better.

Sport

“Give the kids a chance Maurizio!” But should he?

One thing that Chelsea and all the usual top 6 clubs get criticised for is not affording younger players from their respective academies opportunities in the first team. It's all very well rotating the side of the early rounds of the League Cup, where if you get knocked out, no one is really that disappointed.… Continue reading “Give the kids a chance Maurizio!” But should he?

Politics

The need for political compromise

The art of compromise has seemingly been lost in politics. It is much more the political fashion to blame others for your country's troubles. Which is really, really worrying. America is a prime example of that, with the rhetoric of the President, and the party his insidious nature has ensnared, a constant stream of fear-mongering… Continue reading The need for political compromise

Personal

Sometimes we have to laugh. Otherwise, we might cry.

Looking at the state the human race finds itself in, you could react two ways. You could lampoon current events a la Saturday Night Live did recently of the Senate hearing into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Another is to satirise the coverage of said events. One of my favourite political… Continue reading Sometimes we have to laugh. Otherwise, we might cry.