Category: Politics

All Souls Day 3

All Souls Day

Just been to church. I live opposite St. Andrews Church in Presteigne, one of 4 Church of England churches in Wales. (It’s a long story, with which I won’t bore those readers uninterested in...

Old Chas Ambler 11

Old Chas Ambler

Yesterday, Saturday 5th of September, we buried my dear old friend and partner in crime, Christopher Charles Ambler, known to the world as Chas. We buried him in a remarkable ceremony at a remarkable...

Why I’ve (re) joined the Greens. 5

Why I’ve (re) joined the Greens.

UKIP are the face of exclusion. Because most people feel excluded from mainstream politics, fewer people participate in such limited democratic processes as remain. UKIP, appealing as they do to people who are frightened...

Ras Tafari in Botolph St.Otto 0

Ras Tafari in Botolph St.Otto

              Spume has just sent me this photo of His Imperial Majesty Haille Selassie visiting Botolph St Otto in 1939. Spume is on the far right, aged 16...

New Specs 5

New Specs

Coming away from Secret Garden Party on the morning of  Monday 29th July  this year, more than a little fucked, I caught a train from Peterborough to Leeds. I’d bought a paper, so I...

Ownership as trust 0

Ownership as trust

This is a policy idea; based on discussions with my friend and colleague at BCU, Gregory Leadbetter, who has done the heavy lifting. These days Greg is a fine poet and teacher of creative...