When Two Tiers Go To War

When Two Tiers Go To War

Gordon Brown and the Labour Party say they do not want two ‘tiers’ within the British House of Commons. But there are already many tiers amongst MPs, not least as a consequence of inconsistent devolution around the UK.

Press Regulator: Criado-Perez Abuse Claim Was Misleading

Press Regulator: Criado-Perez Abuse Claim Was Misleading

IPSO, the UK press regulator, judged that Caroline Criado-Perez and the New Statesman misled readers when claiming that domestic abuse is the largest cause of morbidity in women aged 19 to 44.

Preston Dirges Nears The End

Preston Dirges Nears The End

In the last instalment of Preston Dirges’ office saga, Preston was briefing a hungover Valerie, and an ever ready Gordon, for the final audit meeting. We join them as the auditor, Thimbleby, is about to arrive…

When the light goes down

When the light goes down

The sun closes another day
I find myself tired inside
Weary to the bones
Wearing no expression on my face…

Preston Dirges and the Need for Chairs

Preston Dirges and the Need for Chairs

Preston Dirges’ office saga nears its conclusion, with Preston and his colleagues preparing themselves for the final audit meeting. And that means finding enough chairs for everybody to sit on…

Illogic is Free (and Plentiful), in The Guardian

Illogic is Free (and Plentiful), in The Guardian

“Comment is free, but facts are sacred,” wrote C.P. Scott, legendary editor of The Guardian. But what about logic? When it comes to rational argument, writers for The Guardian tend to take too many liberties…

Stories & Skits

Preston Dirges Nears The End

Preston Dirges Nears The End

In the last instalment of Preston Dirges’ office saga, Preston was briefing a hungover Valerie, and an ever ready Gordon, for the final audit meeting. We join them as the auditor, Thimbleby, is about to arrive…

Poems

When the light goes down

When the light goes down

The sun closes another day
I find myself tired inside
Weary to the bones
Wearing no expression on my face…

Audio

A Visit from St. Away

‘Twas the day before Christmas, and all round the flat, Not a creature was present, not even the cat. Most were out shopping, loading bags full of crap; There was no time for lazing, nor having a nap. The children [...]