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The Long Song

The Long Song

I sing to myself,
When nobody’s listening.
I sing of my hopes and my fears and of dreams and escapes and of planets unknown and of people I’m missing…

Everybody Is Racist Nowadays

Everybody Is Racist Nowadays

Many British voters believe the UK Independence Party is racist. Many others vote for UKIP. UKIP and its leader, Nigel Farage, repeatedly deny they are racist. Their opponents remain implacable. What does this tell us about political discourse? Has the desire to vilify racism gone too far?

Preston Dirges in the Round

Preston Dirges in the Round

In the last instalment of Preston Dirges’ office saga, our hero was trapped in the pub, forced to socialize with his colleagues. Will he survive the experience? Will they?

Why Ban Ki-moon Should Kill Himself

Why Ban Ki-moon Should Kill Himself

The UN Secretary-General insists we need bold decisions, to deal with the challenge of climate change. But does he lead by example?

Paean to the Pixies

Paean to the Pixies

The Pixies have released Indie Cindy, which comes 22 years after Trompe Le Monde, and 26 years after Come On Pilgrim. If that news made some joyous sense to you, then you might also understand the following…