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A Small Christmas Uprising

A Small Christmas Uprising

I’m a little light bulb, hanging on the tree.
Though you use me every year, you never think of me.
Wasting electricity on twinkly lights to bring pleasure to your lives,
But you could get the very same thing by looking at the skies…

Afloat

Afloat

Flash fiction about toes that stop touching the ground.

No More Leaders of the Free World

No More Leaders of the Free World

Some believe that Trump and Clinton are competing to be leaders of the free world. Outside of the USA, few will share that belief.

The Greatest Gift, and More

The Greatest Gift, and More

A poem for an old friend who needs nothing and has more than she knows.

The Old Man of the Beach

The Old Man of the Beach

A poem inspired by a pillar of rock that stands upon a beach, opposing the waves that lap around it.

If Terror Has Nothing to Do with Islam…

If Terror Has Nothing to Do with Islam…

There is an oft-repeated rationalization that Muslim terrorists are not Muslims. The same hollow wordplay would be denounced if used to excuse rape, child abuse, racism or homophobia.

How to Remain in Europe; An Easy Guide to Avoiding the Consequences of Brexit

How to Remain in Europe; An Easy Guide to Avoiding the Consequences of Brexit

Do you disagree with Brexit? This simple trick lets you negate the votes of millions and will keep you in the European Union!

This CEO Wanted a Debate About Brexit, so I Gave Him One

This CEO Wanted a Debate About Brexit, so I Gave Him One

O2 CEO Ronan Dunne said he wanted a ‘proper debate’ about the UK’s membership of the European Union, but he chose a terrible way to engage with the people most likely to want Brexit.

The Messed-Up Marketing of No Man’s Sky

The Messed-Up Marketing of No Man’s Sky

I expect No Man’s Sky will be a great game. However, neither Hello Games nor Sony can be proud of the way they have communicated with the people who want to play it.

Livingstone Panders to Anti-Semites (and You Know It)

Livingstone Panders to Anti-Semites (and You Know It)

That Ken Livingstone ‘remembered’ Hitler’s support for Zionism perfectly demonstrates how politicians use misinformation and coded language to appeal to anti-semites whilst pretending to abhor racism.